Category Archives: children

Easy as ABC?? Our kid can read… but cannot spell

I’ve been working with our foster kid on her letters and words. She’s only three. Her alphabet goes like this… “A B C D E F G H I J A L M M O V Q R S mee … Continue reading

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Cute things Our Kids Say Wrong – Part Three

Driving home from dinner last week, and the three-year-old out of the blue said: Where’s Catarina? My wife and I look at each other, then we say in sync: Caterpillar? I have no idea how my wife and I both … Continue reading

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How can I be a feminist foster parent?

As a foster parent, we never really know how long a kid will be in our care. A kid might be here for another month. Perhaps years. We don’t know. But as a foster dad, it is my job to … Continue reading

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Parenting: We reached the “Why?” Stage

“Where did momma go?” asks our three-year-old foster kid. “She went to visit her friend,” I say. “She’ll be back later.” “Why?” “Because she wants to come back. She would miss us.” “Why?” “Because she loves us.” “Why?” “Because she … Continue reading

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Will this diaper nightmare EVER end?

Every day we’re diapering. No, this is not a Stephen King horror novel or an episode of the Twilight Zone. This is life in foster care. As I have said before, cloth diapering is not hard. Although it is occasionally … Continue reading

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