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

Fostering Blog | Charlie’s Temperature

Sunday’s Fostering Blog It started out as quite an ordinary weekend. The usual activities took place throughout the weekend.  Charlie was involved in an afternoon all-age service at church. He left early in the afternoon with Annie and Lauren to

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

Fostering Blog | Charlie’s Diagnosis

Tuesday’s Fostering Blog I didn’t sleep a wink over night.  When I arrived at the hospital in the morning I didn’t know what I was going to arrive to. I realised that although Charlie had been on morphine for most

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

Fostering Blog | Charlie’s Pain

Friday’s Fostering Blog After another couple of days in hospital Charlie’s pain was under control and he was discharged.  It was good news that he did not need surgery, but that did mean the kidney stones would have to pass

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

Fostering Blog | Mother’s Day

Sunday’s Fostering Blog It’s Mother’s Day today! There is always that very small glimpse in the back of your mind that hopes today will be different, that today will be an extraordinary day, without the usual shenanigans and dramas. It

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

Fostering Blog | A quiet word

Friday’s Fostering Blog The children finish school today for the Easter holidays.  It has been a long term and we have been looking forward to this break.  It seems like half the country broke up last week, so co-ordinating meeting

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

Fostering Blog | Mini meltdowns

Tuesday’s Fostering Blog It had been a quiet and fairly uneventful start to the week away. We were staying in a beautiful cottage furnished with bespoke fixtures and fittings, in the middle of miles of woodland. Like with many children

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

Fostering Blog | Easter holiday

Wednesday’s Fostering Blog It seems to have been an Easter holiday of two halves. Last week was full of challenging and emotional behaviour from Alice, long deep breaths from Charlie and I, and time-outs for everyone. This week, on the

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

Fostering Blog | Motorway to Wales

Fridays Fostering Blog Today Alice has gone to the local theme park with the local disabled club. We have organised transport to collect her which gives us an extra long day. She is collected just before nine O’clock. We have

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

Fostering Blog | Mixed feelings

Monday’s Fostering Blog I have really mixed feelings about swimming lessons.  On the one hand it is amazing to see a child that is usually confined to a wheelchair having such freedom in the water. Alice is in a preschool

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

Fostering Blog | Alice’s care

Thursday’s Fostering Blog This morning, I have got two meetings with social workers. The first meeting is with my agency social worker for my monthly supervision meeting. This is a chance to talk about how things are going for both

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

Thank You Blog

Sunday’s Foster Care Blog Christmas Day has always been an interesting experience since Alice has been with us. We try to be sensitive to her and recognise that Christmas can be difficult for looked after children, Christmas can bring up

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

Keeping a Straight Face Blog

Friday’s Foster Care Blog Things have definitely been bubbling under the surface for Alice since she broke up from school two weeks ago. Unlike the rest of us, the break from the routine does not do her well at all.

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