What does it feel like? To be in a new place, with a new home and a new “mom”? To be in foster care?
Differences, disagreements, and tentative understandings.
Care, comfort and fun times.
It’s all there. Mixed in and layered on top.
Sometimes it’s easy, natural, normal.
And, sometimes, it’s not.
But it’s all part of it, this new foster care relationship. This new home – this new mom.
It pulls on your heart strings this book. Because it gets it all right. The nervousness. The tentative learning. The figuring things out – together.
It talks about their differences, how they don’t look like each other – but how that is more than just “okay”. It’s good. It’s valued.
And the role of mom? What this new mom does, how she relates, that’s all there too.
She’s real, this new mom. And sometimes she requires something of her kiddo – something he doesn’t want to do. And sometimes he breaks his toys and goes to his room. But there’s healing. There’s connection and a working it out together.
Because, they are both learning.
This book has changed the way we talk about foster care in our home. Kids who were once on edge to directly discuss the elephant in the room have loved this book. It’s opened many conversations and has helped emotions to be expressed. I wish every foster family had this book so I’m giving one away!
I love this book so much I’m giving it away
Visit my Facebook Page here and share what you love about My New Mom and Me (or why your foster mama friend would love this book :0). I’ll choose a winner from one of the comments on Monday, May 15th 2017. Happy Mother’s Day to all the “new” moms.
So, me giving this book away is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. When you post on my page you get this and agree to completely release Facebook from any association with my drawing for this book. Thanks! I just legally had to put that there. :0)
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