Family, Foster Parenting

SmileyPants…

...Ninja peed on my bed in the middle of the night. Ninja pee you say?  What the heck is that?  Well I'll tell you.  It's when you change a diaper and you slide the fresh diaper under the old one before you open up the old one.  But somehow she still gets urine all over… Continue reading SmileyPants…

Family, Foster Parenting

Top 10s Reason Why My Mom is Better Than Yours….

Here's the thing about my mother.  She's enviable.  Honestly, enviable.  She's the type of mom we want to be.  She's the type of mom other people think, oh that would be nice.  She's awesome. And here are the 10 reasons why she's amazing for me: 10.  She had 6 kids.  She loves as all individually.… Continue reading Top 10s Reason Why My Mom is Better Than Yours….

Book Reviews, Family, Foster Parenting

I wish I were DEAD!!!!!!!

I mean, not me personally. It's just I'm reading Varney the Vampire.  And this wish for death seems to be a reasonable reaction to the crazy stuff happening to these dudes.  Varney the Vampire is a Victorian "penny dreadful." Yes, I bought it because of the title and the realization that it was an old school trash… Continue reading I wish I were DEAD!!!!!!!

Family, Foster Parenting, Mina, These Lying Eyes, Vancouver/ Portland

The Crazy Train

Here's the thing about the mass, mound, bunch, lot, assemblage, mess, pack, and swarm of crazy ruling my life.  It's too much.  It's just too much.  Somehow I haven't yet collapsed.  My mom and I have a no break-downs pact.  Here's what I have going: 1) My FiestyPants and BoyBlue are being transitioned home to… Continue reading The Crazy Train

Family, Foster Parenting, These Lying Eyes

Sacrilege…

I'm going to start by saying that I know this is stupid to say.  But truthfully, I'm kinda getting bored with Huck's adventures. I think it's partially that I'm just really tired right now.  Plus if there were ever a novel about foster parenting this is it.  And I'm kind of emotionally exhausted, so maybe… Continue reading Sacrilege…

Family, Foster Parenting, These Lying Eyes

Um, my book is at the editor…

At the editor... OMGoodness!!!! Sure that's a roller coaster.  Like roller coasters and tornados, I find having my book at the editor is terrifying.  My editor is this professional, talented woman, and she is looking over These Lying Eyes which I've been working on for years.  She's looking at it, judging it, and making (I hope) valuable feedback.… Continue reading Um, my book is at the editor…

Family, Foster Parenting

Foster parenting rage…

I've experienced rage induced tears and frustration this last week with foster parenting.  In talking it over with the co-foster-parent of my 2 (she fosters their 2 siblings), she shared with me her journal entry.  With her permission, I'm putting it here. These foster parenting posts aren't about me and my book, or my emotional… Continue reading Foster parenting rage…