Housekeeping and Motherhood: Reflections from Our First Foster Care Surprise Visit

Let's talk housekeeping and motherhood. Do you often look around your house wondering what exploded in there and when? Dishes piled in the sink. Dirty clothes piled on the bedroom floor. Toys strewn about everywhere. How about those markers and dirty handprints on the walls? The dust accumulating on the blinds? By the way, when … Continue reading Housekeeping and Motherhood: Reflections from Our First Foster Care Surprise Visit

Living Childproof but Childless

We had our adoption pre-licensing home visit on June 23, 2017. As we walked into the children’s room, the analyst looked around and checked items off her list. Age-appropriate bed? Check. Adequate linens and bedding? Check. Ample drawer and closet space? Check. Fire Detector? Check. Adequate lighting and window coverings? Check. She then turned to … Continue reading Living Childproof but Childless