Circles of life and love

Circles of life and love

Nearly 30 years after he first held the tiniest baby either of us had ever seen, my husband Vince got to preside over her wedding. The ceremony, which took place on a perfect Friday evening, celebrated life, love, laughter, family and parenting in all its forms -- step parents, birth parents, grandparents, godparents, foster parents, [...]

Horse whispers

Horse whispers

I have it on good authority that horses listen carefully to humans. Sometimes, they even hear the things we don't say. I got to see all of that yesterday when I watched a horseback riding lesson at Lucky Stables. The young riders I saw all had to groom their horses before they could ride and [...]

Here’s to Outagamie County Foster Care Social Workers

Here’s to Outagamie County Foster Care Social Workers

The message came midway through a rough morning as we worked to get one of our young charges to school. “I’m parked down the block. Text me if you need me.” And, once again, I am astonished at the level of compassion, professionalism and super human strength Outagamie County foster care social workers possess. I [...]