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A Less Ordinary Family

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

Painting expeditions

Thursday 7th April This week, while Charlie has been at home, I have driven over a couple of times to our new house to get some painting done.  We are in the fortunate position of not being in a chain,

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

Swallow your pride

Wednesday 13th April In preparation for moving we have to get our own house and garden ready for renting out. We have meaning to get our trees sorted for over seven years. It’s funny with what you live with yourself,

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

So today is D-Day

Thursday 14th April So today is D-Day. The Local Education Authority in the area we are moving to, are meeting to decide about Alice’s school place. We have been waiting for nearly four months for our own Local Authority to

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

Two teeth out

Wednesday 27th April Our two eldest daughters, Annie and Lauren, couldn’t be more different. Lauren loves to hug, and has zero embarrassment about doing this in front of friends or when she comes out from school. Annie is very different,

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

Alice will forgive me

Thursday 28th April It has definitely been ‘one of those days’! When we move Lauren and Annie are going to be having their own rooms again. I decided that the bunk beds that they have had for the last eight

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

I get to be a proud mum

Today I get to be a proud mum. It’s Christmas performance time at school! First it’s Alice at the Infant School. Whilst Alice is in a wheelchair, at school she is fully mobile and gets herself around. This is really

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

Unicorns on the ceiling!

Saturday 27th February In the summer we are moving house.  It is an exciting move for us all.  We are moving because Charlie has been relocated with work.  We are excited because we will be moving to a bigger house

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

First Day of Christmas Holidays

First day of the Christmas holidays begins with Alice having contact with her parents. This is always a difficult day for Alice, and also a challenge for us as we manage her emotions.  We have learnt over the last three

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

Christmas Day!

Christmas Day is here! Sometimes you long for a nice quiet Christmas at home. Sometimes you have no choice in the matter! Lauren, our 10 year old, had become increasingly poorly during the week, and Christmas morning started with her

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

Happy New Year

Monday 4th January 2016 Fishing bait Today I felt like Alice had gone fishing.  She cast her line, laden with the tastiest bait.  I could not help but bite.  And as I bit I could feel myself being reeled in,

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

Count down

Thursday 7th January Birthday Girl Today its Alice’s Birthday.  We have been counting down the number of sleeps since Christmas.  She is super excited about turning 7!  In our house we love birthdays.  We spend the night before decorating the

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

An apology up front

Children like Alice Monday 11 January 2016 An apology up front – this blog is going to be jargon-heavy!  Children like Alice with special educational needs (we call this SEN) are all moving from something called SEN Statements at school

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