About our Family:
Our family is complicated. I am a single parent raising 5 children, two children are biologically mine, and three children are kinship. I am raising my brother’s 3 children—two arrived in 2014 and another came in 2016. And my mother is 70, has a brain injury and moved in with us in July 2016 to assist with the children. Our family ages range from 2 to 15 years old and they are all awesome kids that live with hard challenges like anxiety, ADHD and likely to be diagnosed Borderline personality disorder, ADHD and FASD, gluten/dairy free and being assessed for sleep apnea, Autism, ADHD and FASD and one is being assessed for FASD and further medical issues.
Determined and strong
Many appointments for all the children, often out of town and I do not drive
A vacation that I can afford, with support for the high needs and more respite for me (someone who can watch all the kids to give my mom and I a break.)
Ask for help when needed and its ok to be human sometimes.