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"Mominthetrench"

I am a homeschooling Christian mamma to six blessings. Two are homemade, ages 27 months and 9 years, two are adopted from the state foster care system, ages 7 and 9, and two were born in Ukraine and have recently been adopted from disruptions, ages 10 and 11. This work has literally stunk from the... Full Bio
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I'm Just Processing by "Mominthetrench" Posted in: Blog Posts in Adoption Armadillo has a mattress, five or six soft toys (with most of the stuffing removed), the quilt his grandmother made for him for Christmas, a red bandana, and a few clothes i ... Read on »
Touch by "Mominthetrench" Posted in: Blog Posts in Adoption I am not a person who likes to be touched. But every day I suck.it.up. And by bedtime, I can barely stand the nightly hug, jump up, flip over, multiple mouth kisses, and s ... Read on »
The Talk by "Mominthetrench" Posted in: Blog Posts in Adoption No, not that one. That's a whole other post. I have a house full of kids that don't know about the birds and the bees yet. Because I have a house full of kids that compul ... Read on »
Happy Day by "Mominthetrench" Posted in: Blog Posts in Adoption There's no reason. I just need a Happy Day. So I've declared it so. They're still lying and hiding and sneaking. They're still reveling in their shame induced over i ... Read on »
Butterfly's 2 Cents by "Mominthetrench" Posted in: Blog Posts in Adoption I hear from a lot of parents that are hurting. Parenting a hurt child is painful. Being a sibling of a hurt child is painful. Being a hurt child is painful. Pain all t ... Read on »
Feelings by "Mominthetrench" Posted in: Blog Posts in Adoption I don't feel like cleaning up the dirt pile/urine mix under my daughter's mattress. I don't feel like even looking at my child that empties the toothpaste tube down the d ... Read on »
Comfort Food by "Mominthetrench" Posted in: Blog Posts in Adoption Somebody (aka: Nobody) hung these headphones up for a slow death off of a shredded crocheted belt in the girls' room this morning. I don't think much damage was done, though ... Read on »
Disinterest by "Mominthetrench" Posted in: Blog Posts in Adoption How do I inspire hobbies? Four of my children stand around waiting for things to happen. If I let them play in their bedrooms, they pace by the open door like a caged tige ... Read on »
My Hurts by "Mominthetrench" Posted in: Blog Posts in Adoption My child eats blankets. And clothing. And red bandanas. My child destroys our home. Eats the walls. Shreds things. My child has no respect for others or their belo ... Read on »
Discernment by "Mominthetrench" Posted in: Blog Posts in Adoption I feel lucky to be able to school my own children. It gives me such insight to the condition of both their spiritual condition and physical condition. I am still getting ... Read on »
Conditional Love by "Mominthetrench" Posted in: Blog Posts in Adoption I've read and heard many horror stories of judgemental, detached, unsympathetic churches. Families like ours are hard to understand. And churches get busy and don't many don ... Read on »
Mamma Trauma by "Mominthetrench" Posted in: Blog Posts in Adoption Confession time. I HATE Mother's Day. As most of you know, I was raised by wolves. Over the last few years, my mom has mellowed and I've forgiven her. But have you e ... Read on »
Third Time's A Charm by "Mominthetrench" Posted in: Blog Posts in Adoption My kids were all talking in the back of the van during a late night 40 minute return home. "I remember with my first mom. . ." "I remember with my second family. . ." ... Read on »
Our Experince with Disruption/Dissolution by "Mominthetrench" Posted in: Blog Posts in Adoption Adoption disruption is everywhere. Since the gal in Tennessee put her son on a plane like he was a piece of luggage and mailed him to Russia, every blog, newspaper, and ... Read on »
That's Mrs. To You by "Mominthetrench" Posted in: Blog Posts in Adoption The older he gets, the more obvious the effects of FAS. At the park, Armadillo was playing (running round, throwing rocks, and shouting, constantly) with a boy probably 2 ... Read on »
Poo on a String by "Mominthetrench" Posted in: Blog Posts in Adoption So, I've done us all a favor and decided not to put a picture with this post. I've noticed lately that Armadillo's poo has been a bit stringy. Not overly. Not anything ... Read on »
Where There's A Will by "Mominthetrench" Posted in: Blog Posts in Adoption There's a way. In Armadillo's case, to be deviant, that is. Naughty. He expends so much energy devoted to the very deed. Case in point What's worse than a bedshee ... Read on »
Diamond, 7 Months Home by "Mominthetrench" Posted in: Blog Posts in Adoption Diamond's reading has really improved! Her speech impairment has improved by leaps and bounds as well. Not only that, but she has also been becoming more attached. She ... Read on »
In A Word by "Mominthetrench" Posted in: Blog Posts in Adoption I've been tagged! My friend Corey hit me up for a one word meme (I just love that word). Thanks Corey! I love stuff like this. Hair-long Your Mother-changed Your Fat ... Read on »
Regained Compassion by "Mominthetrench" Posted in: Blog Posts in Adoption So, recently I was scared straight. I put Leader in Armadillo's bedroom because I thought he needed the more restricted environment since he was failing so often at maintai ... Read on »