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A Less Ordinary Family

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

We Have a Plan

Wednesday’s Fostering Blog After a challenging few days we are relieved that today the children have gone back to school.  The longer that Alice has been with us, we realise that she really does need routine.  After a week out

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

Worth the Fight Blog

Saturday’s Fostering Blog Today is Alice’s birthday. The day did not start too well. Her bowels have not opened for two days so we have to start the day by giving her an enema. For some reason she objects to

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

Red Rag to a Bull Blog

Friday’s Fostering Blog I am pleased to report that we have had a pretty uneventful week.  Following last weeks birthday fiasco we are relieved to have a week with relatively few tears and no tantrums at all. We never take

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

BLOG – disco lights

Sunday’s Fostering Blog Today Alice went to an ice-skating party. She does not get invited to many parties. I have to admit when she received the invitation, I had mixed emotions. Firstly I felt joy that she had been invited

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

Blog – i spy

Sunday’s Fostering Blog Today we went to visit some friends who have recently moved down to the Cotswolds. It is only just over an hour away, so we decide to take the scenic route. We all enjoyed the views along

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

BLOG – spending a fortune

Saturday’s Fostering Blog Today has been a hectic day.  Alice has started going to a Saturday club for disabled children.  It runs for two hours once a fortnight.  It is about 20 minutes drive away, so in reality we get

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

BLOG – Lunge time

Friday’s Fostering Blog It has been one of those weeks that seems to have gone on for ever.  Nothing has been good enough for Alice. She seems to have woken up in a bad mood every morning. She has taken

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

BLOG Pot-luck

Saturday’s Fostering Blog After what has been a very long week we were all very much looking forward to a couple of hours break while Alice went to her Saturday Club.  We decided to go into town so Lauren and

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

Blog – Before fostering

Saturday’s Foster Care Blog Charlie’s brother and sister-in-law came to visit this week.  We don’t get to see them very often as they both work long hours in London and Charlie works weekends, so finding a time when we can

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

BLOG A new day

Monday’s Fostering Blog Today was another one of those mornings I would rather forget.  It is a week until half term and it certainly feels like we are on our knees crawling to the holiday.  This has been a long

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

BLOG – Santa thrown in

Tuesday’s Foster Care Blog Harriet has not been well this week. So this is Charlie taking a turn and writing the blog this week! To be fair to Harriet, she has developed something as close to Man Flu as possible,

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

Blog – sick leave

Thursday’s Fostering Blog We have been fostering Alice for over four years. A year into fostering we were asked to consider fostering her long term. After lots of thinking and discussing we agreed that this was the right thing to

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