When a Bubble Bath Won’t Wash Away the Funk You’re Feeling: Managing Stress

Here’s the thing. You don’t have time for any of this. You’ve tried it. You’ll just pour another glass of wine and soak in the bath. Surely it will help this time. And, it won’t. If you want to feel different than you’ve been feeling, you have to change the things you’ve been doing.

The Power of Connection

What does connection look like? While you can brainstorm several images of connection with your child, I think there's an even more powerful question to ask. What does connection feel like? Have a Conversation. By starting with the literal question, children can...

I’m A Mess

I’m such a mess. I’m keeping 4 children alive, two of them belong to another mother, and also to me for the time being. I’m writing down appointments for our children in foster care to attend trauma therapy, the pulmonologist, physical therapy, the occupational...

My Mother’s Finger-The Birth of the Mess Method

I saw her press her lips together, puff out her cheeks, and I knew the tears would follow. And, I couldn’t stop.    I have white furniture and four children. Two of them are forever, two are for now, and of those two are hovering at two years old. As a foster...

Dragging My Feet

I’m dragging my feet. I’m scared that I might not be enough. I’m worried that all of the fears and insecurities I try to hide will somehow be exposed. And even worse, validated. I’m worried that by taking steps toward my dreams, I will open myself up to feedback that...

Tired

I’m tired. You know the feeling? A nap isn’t going to do it. This is tired in your soul. The kind of tired that comes from managing dentist appointments, and speech evaluations, DFCS visits, and the pulmonologist. This is tired from the broken wrist and broken foster...

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I’m A Mess

I’m A Mess

I’m such a mess. I’m keeping 4 children alive, two of them belong to another mother, and also to me for the time being. I’m writing down appointments for our children in foster care to attend trauma therapy, the pulmonologist, physical therapy, the occupational...

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