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To My Husband (and all the dads) on Father's Day

Sometimes Mom To My Husband (and all the dads) on Father's Day

To My Husband (and all the dads) on Father's Day

By Sometimes Mom@sometimes_mom For those that celebrate, Father’s Day is coming up soon which has me thinking about the role my husband plays in our family compared to the expectations we have of fathers in our society. My husband is an amazing father; people rave about him, and they should! But why is he considered such an anomaly?  As a society, we set the bar lower for dads and allow a margin of error that we would never dream of accepting from moms. But I’m not here to pick on dads, rather I would like to set the bar higher....

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Ever Thought of Becoming a Foster Parent?

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Ever Thought of Becoming a Foster Parent?

By Sometimes Mom@sometimes_mom In honor of National Foster Care Awareness Month, I’d like to share some of the reasons why I’m proud to be a foster parent (and why you might make a great one, too!1. The need for good foster homes There are over 420,000 children currently in foster care in the United States so the need for licensed foster parents is truly desperate. Lack of available foster homes can lead to kids going “night to night” in different homes, siblings being separated, foster homes being at or over capacity and tons of other issues. Once you’ve seen a...

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Empty Nester at Age 29

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Empty Nester at Age 29

By Sometimes Mom@sometimes_mom I have always been a bit of an old soul but becoming an empty nester several times over before age 30 is a little mathematically confusing. The truth is, I’m a foster mom whose children have reunified with their biological families. For the time being, we are empty nesters.  In a traditional “bird leaving the nest” situation, the child has grown up and gone off to college or landed a job and moved away from home. This transition is a slow and gradual process. By the time they leave, they don’t need their parents as much. And...

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Becoming a Mom on International Women's Day

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Becoming a Mom on International Women's Day

By Sometimes Mom @sometimes_mom Thinking back to March 8, 2019 I strutted into work donning my International Women’s Day shirt in response to a coworker having nerve to say he didn’t want feminism thrown in his face. My main goal for International Women’s Day was to be as in his face as possible. Sadly, my mission was halted when I discovered this particular coworker was out of the office that day. But my focus quickly shifted when I received the call. My husband and I were newly licensed foster parents that had not yet gotten a placement, but on March 8,...

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