It’s important to remember that no matter what may have happened, you can help your child begin to heal by simply being a safe person who listens. The best gift you can give your child during this time is to start by believing him or her! Listen to what he or she tells you, and show your support. Affirm and acknowledge what happened and that it was NOT your child's fault.
My ideal open relationship some day in the future looks like birth parents (and even other siblings) coming to my home to share meals, celebrate birthdays and achievements, and mark special occasions. I would love them to occupy picture frames and photo albums around the house, to be regular faces during holidays, and guests at graduation.
When you’re in Fort Worth, you’re in horned frog country. No matter your sport, Texas Christian University (TCU) has a proud legacy and a loyal following for you to enjoy. The Fort Worth Moms Blog has all the tips, tricks, and other info you'll need to ensure a fun, complication-free TCU sports experience. Go frogs!
With the right tools, juicing is a quick, minimally messy, super easy way to get fresh vitamins and nutrients into my picky toddler -- who would never eat a whole, raw zucchini but has yet to balk at drinking one. It's so easy, in fact, it can be broken down into three steps: assemble, wash, and juice.
You cooked and baked with us. You took us fishing. You kept on top of our schoolwork, ensuring we studied and did our projects on time. You taught us to drive a stick-shift car in the empty high school parking lot. You met first dates at the door with a stern, sometimes fumbling, always cautious greeting. You prayed every day for us to have the lives, the education, the relationships, you never did.
I know you feel overwhelmed, frustrated, and tired. I know it seems like an insurmountable task when you're in full-on Nurse Mommy mode. Take a deep breath, mama. You've got this. And I know you'll survive it, because we did.