Thursday’s Fostering Blog We are fast approaching half term. It has been one of those half terms that has felt like it has gone on forever, but now we are approaching the break it somehow seems to have gone fast.
Foster Care Blog Thursday It is always slightly chaotic in the run up to Christmas. This year the children broke up from school ten days before Christmas day. That meant I had them around the whole week leading up to
Alice – Fostering Blog Sunday After all the preparations this week Christmas Eve has finally arrived. We have a few family traditions on Christmas Eve and it is so lovely to now see Alice joining in on them because she
Alice – Fostering Blog Friday. I am not sure why I thought getting pets for the children was a good idea – I guess I thought it would teach them about responsibility of looking after something. A couple of years
Wednesday’s Fostering Blog Today has not been a good day. We did not realise when we erected the tent that there was a piece of pole missing. This meant that with the rain over the last few days we have
Wednesday’s Fostering Blog While we were away our post had accumulated. Our cat sitter had kindly put it all in a pile on our kitchen table. Yesterday I decided to tackle the paperwork, it was mainly a combination of junk
Saturday’s Fostering Blog Fostering a child with additional needs like Alice can sometimes take its toll on family life. We have learnt over the last four years that the best thing to do is to take regular times of respite.
Tuesday’s Fostering Blog Although we have now been away for three days I don’t think we ever really switch off from the job of fostering. Every trip we take, we are thinking about the logistics of how we would take
Saturday’s Fostering Blog We decided not to bring the big Motability car away this week, after all we didn’t need the huge boot space which normally houses Alice’s wheelchair. Alice is away on respite this week, so we are having
Friday’s Fostering Blog Today we had the LAC (Looked After Child) Review for Alice. These are six monthly reviews held by the local authority and chaired by an IRO (independent reviewing officer) sharing information about Alice’s life over the last
Saturday’s Fostering Blog So we are actually off camping today. After checking the weather forecast we decided that we would leave at 7am. Rain is forecast for lunchtime, so we thought if we planned to get there for 10am, then
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