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

Fostering Blog | The battle

Thursday’s Fostering Blog After a fairly disappointing trip to the lighthouse on Monday, when our trip was hampered by poor information and inaccessibility, all was redeemed today when we had the opportunity to take a boat trip. The trip took

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

Entertaining Alice

Saturday’s Fostering Blog It’s amazing how quickly a week off goes. The time has really flown by and it’s now time to pack up. We have been staying in a cottage owned by some friends. This has been great as

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

Alice however

Sunday’s Fostering Blog After a day of catching up with all the washing that accumulated over the holiday and putting away everything we have taken on holiday, I feel pretty exhausted and in need a rest. I put on the

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

Bets on Alice

Monday’s Fostering Blog Oh my goodness what a shock to the system getting up this morning was. We only had a week off but my goodness I got used to the lazy starts each day while we were on holiday.

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

Big Fireworks

Fostering Blog Monday Last week was Bonfire Night. To be honest I wasn’t feeling 100% so decided not to mention it to the children. I thought to myself, if they bring it up then I will gather myself and make

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

Alice’s stage

Fostering Blog Thursday This evening Annie and I went to her school for a Careers Evening. The school had organised the evening for all year nine students who will be making their GCSE options later this year. It was intended

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

Christmas starts

Saturday’s Fostering Blog Today we went to our first “Christmas” event – it was a Christmas craft fair run by our church at the local village hall. I have to say these events are not really my cup of tea,

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

Blog Unannounced Visit

Thursday’s Fostering Blog The Unannounced Visit!! Around once a year we get our unannounced visit from Social Services. This is required by Oftsed, as a check up on all foster carers. I am not opposed to the idea itself, its

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

Fostering Blog | Tricky Alice

Fostering Blog Monday’s Blog Today Alice has been up to her old tricks again. She has gone “fishing” again. What we mean by this is that she is looking for a fight or a reaction – it’s like she has

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

Fostering Blog | Lifting Alice

Thursday’s Fostering Blog It’s getting to that busy time of year as get nearer to Christmas. Our two birth children break up from school at the end of the second week of December. To me this is crazy – having

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

Fostering Blog | Wide awake Alice

Fostering Blog Saturday It was one of those rare times when we had very little planned for the weekend. We had prepped the girls last night about staying in bed a little longer in the morning. There was no need

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

Fostering Blog | Frightened Alice

Fostering Blog Monday After a pretty chilled weekend, it back to school today. Sure enough, no one wanted to get out of bed this morning! After several times of calling the older two, I had to use my “cross mummy

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