My life on WIC

Food, Foster care, Promoted

Confession: I promised myself I’d never go back on WIC again – Women, Infants, and Children food and nutrition service. I used the program once before, for a foster son with special needs who lived entirely on Pediasure. He drank $10-$15 a day, and neither we nor his birth mother, to whom he was returning, […]

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When He’s Wrong

Marriage, Promoted

You know deep in your bones that what he is thinking or doing or feeling or chasing is going to land him in deep guano sooner or later.

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Bald Eagle Boys Camp: our journey up the mountain

Boys camp, Promoted

We do not want to be apart. For each member of our family, including him, this is the hardest part of our sacrifice. We love him, and he loves us.

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Pioneer patty pies

Celebrations, Food, Promoted

After the pies are baked, they pop right out – like mini springform pans without the spring. They are the cutest ever.

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Requiem for my friend

People, Promoted

How those who loved you waited! Curled themselves into knots of childish longing – and then went home alone.

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Bright food


Food

We ate shrimp tacos, trying to recreate the restaurant recipe with soft tortillas, black beans, white rice, sautéed shrimp, pineapple salsa.

May 13, 2021