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A Less Ordinary Family

Fulltime Foster Carer - Harriet author of: A Less Ordinary Family
A Less Ordinary Family

It’s amazing

Monday’s Blog It’s amazing when you can get away from the hum drum of daily life that routine can so quickly fly right out of the window! It’s half term and we have decided to take Annie and Lauren away

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Fulltime Foster Carer - Harriet author of: A Less Ordinary Family
A Less Ordinary Family

home from home

Wednesday’s Blog After a few days break we are heading back up the motorway to meet Louise and Alice.  Alice has been with Louise for the last few days and now she will join us for the last half of

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Fulltime Foster Carer - Harriet author of: A Less Ordinary Family
A Less Ordinary Family

Charlie and I

Tuesday 23rd August When Charlie turned 40 at the beginning of the summer all he wanted to do to celebrate was to climb a mountain.  I knew this was not really a family activity, and it would be very difficult

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Fulltime Foster Carer - Harriet author of: A Less Ordinary Family
A Less Ordinary Family

a plate full

Wednesday 24th August After a long night in the hotel room, we met our friends in the restaurant for breakfast. I was really dreading another mealtime, but then I see ahead the words “buffet Breakfast” written on a board at

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Fulltime Foster Carer - Harriet author of: A Less Ordinary Family
A Less Ordinary Family

Kittens and flea treatment

5th September Blog While my friend Susie and her daughter Abi from America have been staying we have had Lauren in our room on a pull-out bed. We have observed interesting sleeping habits of hers whilst she has been our

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Fulltime Foster Carer - Harriet author of: A Less Ordinary Family
A Less Ordinary Family

We walked away

10th September Blog Today was one of those days I wish I could erase from the calendar. It started off really well. We had a lazy start to the day. We then made waffles using Lauren’s waffle maker that she

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Fulltime Foster Carer - Harriet author of: A Less Ordinary Family
A Less Ordinary Family

out of education!

20th June Homeschool I am sure that for most people who home-school it has been a choice.  Either a life style choice or one made out of circumstance.  For us it has definitely been the latter.  After a week of

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Fulltime Foster Carer - Harriet author of: A Less Ordinary Family
A Less Ordinary Family

School at last

14th September Fostering Blog Alice finally started her new school last week. Although we moved in May and her school place was confirmed, there was a delay in her start date while the school, LEA and social services negotiated funding.

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Fulltime Foster Carer - Harriet author of: A Less Ordinary Family
A Less Ordinary Family

animal rescue centre

26/06/2016 The Kittens The girls have wanted to get cats for a long time. Over the years we have borrowed or fostered cats from time to time.  We always said after we have moved and after the summer holidays we

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Fulltime Foster Carer - Harriet author of: A Less Ordinary Family
A Less Ordinary Family

It’s Annie’s birthday

17th September Fostering Blog Shocking news – we woke up today with a teenager in the house. It’s Annie’s birthday and she is 13! For weeks I have been thinking about an old Harry Enfield sketch where Kevin becomes a

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Fulltime Foster Carer - Harriet author of: A Less Ordinary Family
A Less Ordinary Family

A start date for Alice

Wednesday 6th July Blog So today we have our first TAC (Team around the Child) meeting for Alice.  The Inclusion support team have called the meeting with the hope that we can move forward in getting her into school.  They

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Fulltime Foster Carer - Harriet author of: A Less Ordinary Family
A Less Ordinary Family

Blog – Respect and admiration

Monday 19th Sept Well that is a weekend I would like to forget. Alice has been in meltdown for most of the weekend. We could do nothing right for her. She challenged everything we said and pretty much did the

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