Nikki Clowers

Nikki Clowers
foster mom

5 Things I Wish I Knew Before Becoming a Foster Mom

I almost didn't write this. Type... delete. Type... delete. Wine. Type... delete. How do you write the perfect blog post about an imperfect system? A broken, understaffed, overwhelmed, and at times corrupt system. I am often asked...
skip school

Why I Encourage My Kids to Skip School (and You Should, Too)

It's me. Hi... I'm the problem, it's me. If you follow me on Instagram, you know by now that our family doesn't incentivize perfect attendance nor do we acknowledge the number of absences documented on...
parenting through trauma

Parenting Healthy Children After Childhood Trauma

I was 5 years old the first time I called 911. I was 10 when I thought I would become an orphan at the hands of my stepfather. I was 13 when I made...

Why My Second Husband Is Way Better Than the First

It was not just one thing that broke us. Like the weakening of a home’s foundation, it was a collection of events, neglect, and eventually refusal. We were just babies in 2000 when we met,...