A Foster Mom’s New Year’s Resolutions

2016: The Year of Low Expectations

I don’t typically make New Year’s resolutions. I tend to have unattainable expectations of myself, so the last thing I need is a big goal hanging over my head for the next 365 days. But this year, I thought that maybe I could use this whole resolution thing to my advantage and make some changes that require me to do less.

Listen up, moms (dads, grandparents, people). I think I’m onto something…

But first, a juicy secret.
Before I share my resolutions, I’m going to tell you a secret that few people know: Foster parents are just like “regular” parents. I know, crazy, right?
We come in all shapes, colors, religions, income brackets, and sizes. Some of us are really great at parenting and some of us are barely making it through the day.

Really, the only universal thing that differentiates foster parents from all other parents is PAPERWORK. So. Much. Paperwork.

As much as I love being called a saint or an angel or having it implied that I am some sort of super parent, it is just not true (by the way, I actually hate that). My challenges as a foster mom are as boring, frustrating, and funny as the challenges of every other mom in the world… read more.

This article was published by adoption.com.


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