Foster care

When all the toys are boxed, the treasures of one person in a many-person household, who would think that what is left behind could be so big?

January 26, 2020

Hard things

Dark days

I just purged my house, nesting, frenetically sorting through every closet, every drawer, to remove all that we don’t need. And now I am buying more.

December 3, 2018

Peanut butter and dragon wings

Foster care, Life around home

Confession: My son caught me crouching in the pantry with a large spoonful of peanut butter and honey halfway to my mouth. ??!!?? he said. The spoon made it the rest of the way, hastily. Regan, I said firmly, I am gathering shthrength to care for my children. Now go play. * Three weeks of […]

January 16, 2017

(briefly) The mother of seven

Foster care, Life around home

On this amazing day I get to nurture seven children in my home. Three born to me, children of love— Angel Boy, for one more day— Little twin sisters, arrived last week to stay for a time— And— (yes, this is an announcement) An unborn child, due to join us in December. My heart is […]

May 10, 2015