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

Fostering Blog | Neighbours

Sunday’s Fostering Blog There are many times in life when you feel like you are juggling too many balls and is only a matter of time before one of them drops. Some years ago a close friend told me to

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

Fostering Blog | Alice’s Break

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.

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

Fostering Blog | Alice’s Break

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

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

Fostering Blog | Rescued

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

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

Fostering Blog | Catheters and nappies

Monday’s Fostering Blog We are making most of the bank holiday today. Charlie was working all day yesterday, so we couldn’t do anything for the whole weekend. So we have a jam-packed day visiting friends and family who wed don’t

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

Fostering Blog | Jobs to Do

Tuesday’s Fostering Blog Alice is back at school today, Lauren and Annie have a teacher training day – so I have a day at home with them. I spent most of the day labelling everything – uniform, coats, lunch boxes

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

Transition Day

Friday’s Fostering Blog Today is Transition Day! This means that every one at the girls primary school gets to go up to try their new class for the day and meet their new teacher. It is a lovely way to

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

Fostering Blog | Our Special Birthday

Saturday’s Fostering Blog On Saturday we planned a barbecue at our house to celebrate mine and Charlie’s birthday. We both have birthdays in the same month so it makes sense to do something together. It was a very belated 40th

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

Fostering Blog | Hindsight

Monday’s Fostering Blog I have just got back from the Annie’s high school awards ceremony. I had been under very strict instructions from school that I was not to tell Annie beforehand that she had been selected for an award

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

Fostering Blog | Lauren

Monday’s Fostering Blog On Monday evening we went to Lauren’s end of year play. We had arranged to get a sitter for Alice well in advance because the end of year play is a big deal in her school. The

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

Fostering Blog | Oh the Irony!

Saturday’s Fostering Blog Today we met some friends at Legoland for the day.  We left before 8 o’clock so that we could arrive before the park opened.  It took nearly 2 hours to get there and when we arrived we

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

Fostering Blog | Lauren and Alice

Tuesday’s Fostering Blog It is the last day of the school year. We have been counting down the number of “get ups” for weeks – and now we are finally here. Charlie and I have just returned home from the

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