Picking one word helps to establish new habits and new patterns of thinking instead of driving toward a specific outcome. The idea is a perspective shift, which will be sustainable and lead to tangible results.
Author Archive | Nikki
Sometimes foster children struggle with attachment, sometimes it’s the caregiver, and sometimes it is both. Research, study and commit to strategies that make everyone feel loved. And give them time to work.
Football season is upon us, mamas. It seems like most of us either dread or celebrate the arrival of football, without much middle ground. If you are one of the latter, like me, you may be in search of activities to occupy your younger kids while you root for your favorite team. Or maybe you […]
There are many misconceptions about foster care. It can be a daunting commitment, but when armed with truths and facts, you may find it’s something worth exploring.
The more exposure I gain to foster care, the more I realize how many widely held misconceptions exist about foster care. Whether about the purpose of foster care, who foster kids are, or the needs within the community, these misconceptions tend to keep people at a distance, leading to inaction.
Given the severity of my endometriosis, our odds for successful fertility treatment, even IVF, are not great. We knew that as long as we continued trying to become pregnant, we would be delaying our acceptance of the fact that it might never happen. I would know better than to get my hopes up, but they […]
I’m sure I am not the first mom to forget my kid’s birthday, and I probably won’t be the last. I’ve rounded up a few tips to help other moms who, like me, are well-intended but find themselves scrambling to plan a party at the last minute.