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

Fostering Blog | Annie’s Turn

Sunday’s Fostering Blog It has been one of those busy weekends where we have definitely felt like a taxi service. It started on Friday with Lauren going to a sleepover with her youth group. They were meeting in a venue

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

Alice’s violin

Monday’s Fostering Blog As we head towards the end of the school term things are starting to get very busy in the calendar.  We have two sports days, leavers assemblies and parties, charity coffee morning, awards presentations and music concerts

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

Fostering Blog – Alice in the future

Sunday’s Fostering Blog We have just got back from a weekend in London.  Some time ago, I had booked Alice into respite for the weekend so that we spend the weekend with Lauren and Annie.  After I had booked respite,

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

Fostering Blog | Alice lost control

Friday’s Fostering Blog Fed up with seeing the deluge of Easter eggs and Easter chocolate bunnies etc. we have decided to let the girls have a little chocolate for desert after dinner time each day in a bid to lighten

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

Foster Carer Blog – Tears and the Tantrums

Wednesday’s Fostering Blog Every so often we have multiple appointments on one day. Fortunately they don’t happen very often but today is one of those days. The morning began with an appointment with the Physiotherapist. She has come to review

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

Fostering Blog | Childcare for Alice

Thursday’s Fostering Blog One issue we have faced many times is getting childcare for Alice. Anyone who looks after her for us needs to be approved by social services. Getting last-minute childcare is therefore sometimes impossible. Today was one of

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

Fostering Blog | Back to School

Monday’s Fostering Blog So it’s back to school today. We are relieved to get the routine back for Alice – we have learnt over time that she copes better when she has the structure and routine of school.  Holidays can

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

Fostering Blog | Alice’s hair

Monday’s Fostering Blog Going to the hairdressers is always a bit of a drama. Alice loves all the attention she gets from the hairdresser. One of the issues we have often had is the debate about how much hair needs

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

Fostering Blog | Alice’s medical

Wednesday’s Fostering Blog So this evening we have Alice’s Looked After Child Medical. It has been postponed twice already and is now long overdue.  We are very fortunate to have a Looked After Nurse that we have met on at

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

Fostering Blog | Bucket list

Saturday’s Fostering Blog Today we had a much needed respite break. Alice went to our friends for the day while we took Lauren and Annie into the city shopping. We made a day of it and so travelled in by

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

Fostering Blog | Charlie and I

Saturday’s Foster Carers Blog We have just come to the end of an exhausting week.   For the first time, Annie has been involved in the school production. She has been going to rehearsals for a number weeks, mainly after school

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

Fostering Blog | Alice’s Future

Monday’s Foster Carers Blog Today I had a meeting organised with my independent fostering agency to review our current situation. They had organised an independent social worker (ISW) to join us so that we could look at the current level

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