Would I recommend foster care?

Someone I know has asked me for advice on getting the foster care process started.  I made myself pause and consider, “Would I recommend foster care?” Parenting trauma is TOUGH!  It’s good to check in with yourself once in a while to see how you’re feeling before you start spewing advice. This is a single […]

Managing home school – tired, busy bees

So I haven’t blogged since last Wednesday.  I think that’s a record for me.  Managing home school is exhausting. Change is hard for Princess, so there was a lot of pushing and pulling her along to dive into her online work last week.  Virtual school is a LOT of work and it’s challenging.  I know […]

Last Mom got her relaxation on. Again.

My sister gave me two vouchers for day passes at a pricey resort about an hour away.  We used the second one Saturday.   Yup, we went two weekends in a row.  The level of relxation was that good.  If it wasn’t out of the budget (way out), we’d probably go every weekend. We took […]

Make your child’s dreams happen at The Pop Shop performing arts camp #spon

This is a sponsored post.  I’m posting this in exchange for a free photo shoot for Princess.  She’s very interested in acting, but her nerves get in the way.  I’ll be checking out this performing arts camp for her.  One of her goals for therapy is to learn ways to boost her confidence and reduce […]

Free online Mom Conference going on THIS WEEK!

  These are affiliate links, but I have signed up for the conference myself and look forward to checking it out. The Mom Conference is going to be more fun than shopping in PJs and fuzzy slippers, and more educational than having brunch with Dr. Oz, Dr. Phil and Dr. Spock! And, better yet, it’s […]

Second week of home school, first therapy visit

Today starts our second week of home school AND we had our first therapy visit today!  Big stuff in our home.  We’re still processing it all. After a few very frustrating days with people at Princess’s school (guidance counselors and the ESE coordinator) AND people at the district office, we finally got a plan put […]

Twirlygirl dress review: Cute girls party dresses! #spon

I received the cutest girls party dress in the mail!  The dress is from TwirlyGirl and if you have a little girl sized 12 month through 14 you’ve gotta check them out! I was so excited to open the package that I ripped into it without taking pictures.   I wish I would have slowed […]

Emergency room with someone else’s child

BFF might go on a cruise with us this summer.  Her mom and I were chatting about it yesterday and I told her I’d need a notarized letter saying I could take her out of the country and get her medical treatment if needed.  I’ve heard it’s hard to get help at the emergency room […]

Our black sheep (once you go black, you really can go back)

We are obsessed with “Black Sheep” by Gin Wigmore right now.   In fact, Princess, BFF and Shy Girl recorded themselves singing it in the car the other day. The chorus is, I’m a bad woman to keep Make me mad, I’m not here to please Paint me in a corner but my colour comes […]

Homeopathic, natural ways to heal from stress & trauma

I’m super excited to bring you a guest post from Heather Young, homeopathic practioner, author and trauma survivor.  She offers ways to heal from stress for our kids and OURSELVES.   Healing From Trauma   First of all, I want to thank Last Mom for giving me this opportunity to share with you some information […]