Miss Lisa got a cat nap in this afternoon after a super packed busy morning and early afternoon. Praise the Lord! I needed it. I guess you can teach an old dog new tricks. What Miss Lisa has learned: Get the kids up 30 minutes before I think I need to get them up. Praise the … More New Tricks
Confession time. I expected too much. This is no news flash to my family and former coworkers. I am not a perfectionist having been raised in the Jim Grigsby Good Enough philosophy of life. I also over plan and pack too much into a day, week, month. Case in point, 11 course Italian Feast for … More Lowered Expectations
After a week of I wants, and I needs, and you didn’t does from my favorite two little FC’s I was feeling pretty beat up and beat down by weekend. Doesn’t it just seem like Christmas brings out the worst in kids in terms of a sense of entitlement? I had a discussion with R … More Gratitude
I can not believe it but that question is now uttered in my house no less than a dozen times a day. I’d like to wax poetic about the evils in this world where a child aged 12 needs to be reminded to flush the toilet after going both #1 & #2 but I’ll save … More Did you flush?
Proverbs 11: 14 For lack of guidance a nation falls, but victory is won through many advisers. After my cyber meltdown this week I reached out to literally hundreds of people and resources for advice. How do you manage ADHD kids? How do you let natural consequences play out when the natural consequence is failure? … More Nations – Foster Families, about the same
Boy was I wrong. I knew fostering would be hard, really hard. But I got it wrong. I thought bonding with children and then having them go back to their parents or be placed for adoption with a foster to adopt family would be hard and it probably will be. I was not prepared with … More What I thought it would be, what it is…