large family logistics

The Paper Chain of Quarantine Countdown Ideas – Foster Parents Article

The first day of “remote learning” was not a good one. I literally cried and I am not a crier. I yelled at my kids and I am NOT a yeller. The technology didn’t work right, kids didn’t understand the content and I had zero idea what they were supposed to be doing, we didn’t have a working schedule because I had no clue how much time to allot for this new learning experiment. . . It was bad. We…

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For Large Families Who are Sheltering at Home and at the End of Their Rope – Foster Parents Article

My kids are having a brief moment to watch a “Phineas and Ferb” episode while chicken nuggets are in the oven, so I’m going to make this brief. This is really hard. I woke up this morning at the time I used to get up to make my 7th grader breakfast. I cherished those quiet, dark mornings of just the two of us before the rest of my six kids got up and dressed for 5th, 4th, 2nd, Kindergarten and…

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It’s Okay to Not Have a Big Family | – Foster Parents Article

I have forced myself to read articles about the Hart family. I don’t want to read them, but I think it’s important to stare their story directly in the face and ask the hard questions. How could two women adopt six kids and then kill themselves and their family? What would drive them to that point? What could have been done to prevent it? As someone who works with foster and adoptive families, this feels important. As a mom of…

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