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It’s All Fine…Until It’s Not

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Family Ties / In Transition / Parenting Skills and Spills / Wrestling with Angels

We had some undesirable behavior today. Somewhat surprisingly, E was not the offender; C was. This is becoming a pattern with him, and his mom and Dude are a little worried. Me, not so much. Here’s the thing: we have all gone through a LOT of changes in the 9 months (to the day!) since I met The Dude. We all handle it differently. Honestly, I think we’ve been skating along on borrowed honeymoon time, […]

To the Brink and Back

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Adoption / Family Ties / Foster Care / Parenting Skills and Spills / Wrestling with Angels

The “D” word. I said the “D” word. Disruption.  Despite my reservations, I let E go down for a week and a half-long visit with Bmom and his bio siblings. I couldn’t come up with a better reason for him not to go than “I don’t think it’s a good idea,” and couldn’t explain beyond that, so I caved. Next time I’ll know better, but you know what they say about hindsight.  During the summer, […]