Muyoka Mwarabu lives in Vancouver with her daughter, Ajuna. She works in B2B sales and writes after bedtime.
Before welcoming my first foster teen, I had read books and pamphlets from the social worker on teenagers. The real thing was different.
What one local mom learned from her first foster experience.
“You have to get back on the bike as quickly as possible," I told my daughter. "You can’t stay down.” I wondered if I had been following my own advice.
“$20? I want $100!” It was my daughter Ajuna’s 7th birthday
party. My sister had graciously given her cash, and here my daughter was, in
front of our friends and family, requesting more. I was embarrassed, but more
than that, I was concerned