THE MAMA’S WELL
At Mamas Well we talk about the gifts and the gaps of foster care and adoption. The gaps are the challenges that we face, and in this line of work, there are many. In today’s blog and podcast we’re focusing in on three major challenges facing the foster community.
From the time I was little bitty, I remember longing to be a mother. That was the thing I wanted most to be when I grew up. My dream came true and I am grateful to be a mama to 5.
Have you ever done anything that you thought was for someone else, and it ended up being for you? Maybe it was a gift you picked out for someone only to realize that the look on their face far outweighed the cost.
Have you ever done something that just seemed crazy…something the rest of the world might even label “irresponsible”? Ever leap before you see the net? Ever say “yes” before you’re certain?
Somedays the only thing you’ll find me in is yoga pants… I’m quite sure this is a common trend. So what is it that makes me forego the blue jeans for the softer comfort of the familiar fabric? The answer is deeper than you think.
There are things in life that cause us to grow. Things that insist upon us moving from one level of tolerance, capability, and knowledge to another. This week on the Mamas Well Podcast we talk with Dr. Jennifer Bogardus, an adoptive mom who shares a story of hope, grief, growth and connection.
This week my husband, Kyle, hijacks the host chair and puts me on the spot about what’s next in Mama’s Well world… Actually he helps me do something that’s not always the easiest for me. Look at how far things have come.
I have always struggled with anxiety and overwhelm. Although in my younger years, I did not know what it was called. I just knew I felt panicked and out of control. It felt as if the people or circumstances around me were the cause these internal uncontrollable feelings and sensations.
Parenting is my teacher. It has been teaching me for over 2 decades now, and I suppose that will continue to be the case. I am committed to learning and growing and am continually recognizing that I will never really “arrive” as I once believed I might.
Grieving is part of life. I used to think we only grieve when someone we love dies. And we do. I have grieved the tragic, traumatic deaths of both my parents long before I was ready to let them go.
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From special podcast guests to continuing education training Mama’s Well provides access to the latest and greatest developments and time-tested methods for supporting the growth and development of foster and adoptive children. And at the core of Mama’s Well is a focus on the health and wellness of those providing the care. So welcome to Mama’s Well. Dig deep!!!