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A Less Ordinary Family

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

I take a deep breath

Friday 13th May We have been treating Alice for a stubborn UTI for a couple of months now.  This week we have started another course of antibiotics.  We can’t call them “antibiotics” though because then Alice won’t swallow it, so

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

I’ll put it on my list

Friday 4th March Today I realised that my eldest daughter Annie has learned far more from me than I realised.  Whenever we go away on holiday I like to have a list of everything that needs to come with us. 

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

the empty house

Thursday 19th May 2016 House Move – Day 1 So finally the day of the big move came.  I had been feeling nervous all week, and kept dreaming about things going wrong.  On the morning of the move Charlie took

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

Looking after my feet

Wednesday 9th February As well as juggling family life and fostering duties, we have power of attorney for my elderly grandmother who has Alzheimers Disease.  She lives in a care home two miles down the road.  In between hospital appointments

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

start exploring

Friday 20th May 2016 House Move Day 2 So today we actually move. The removal company arrive and make a great start. We had left the house by 11am and were on our way to our new home. I was

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

When to walk away

Sunday 20th February We have been to visit Lauren’s godparents for the weekend.  It is so lovely visiting old friends who we have known for years.  We knew them before we all had children, and we have remained friends even

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

level of her need

Wednesday 16th March There are some days you wish you could erase from the calendar – today is one of those days.  We  have been waiting to hear from the Local Education Authority (LEA) since Monday for the outcome of

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

know when to walk away

Friday 18th March We have been to visit Lauren’s godparents for the weekend.  It is so lovely visiting old friends who we have known for years.  We knew them before we all had children, and we have remained friends even

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

Smile with pride

Tuesday 22nd March I have just worked out that between the three girls I have just been to the tenth Easter Bonnet Parade at school.  This is probably my least favourite school activity of the year.  Seriously if I ever

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

A sobering thought

Thursday 24th March If you have a weak stomach or get queazy easily, best to look away now!! Last night was definitely not a night to remember. Charlie was away with work, so I was home alone with the girls.

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

We need more Sophie

28th March 2016 BLOG We are going on holiday with friends for a few days.  They also have similar aged children to us and this works really well!  We’ve chosen to go to a holiday resort where there is a

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

She was over the moon!

31st March 2016 BLOG After a couple of days in the kids group on holiday, the inevitable has happened – Alice has inevitably become very needy! Due to her complex needs, when she has had so much attention given to

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