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August 21, 2020

Simple Tips for Being a Great Parent While Working From Home

Fostering kids is one of the most rewarding things you can take on, but it also comes with its challenges. Add in the fact that you’re […]
August 20, 2020

Empowering Advocacy in Your Foster Home

We are born advocates. From the first time we cry, we are advocating for ourselves. From that point on we learn how to ask for help […]
July 6, 2020

Saying Goodbye in Foster Care

Gone, Gone Last Tuesday was a day that we had been dreading for awhile. It was the day that Little Buddy, who had been with us […]
June 18, 2020

The Day I Stopped Judging My Son’s Birth Mom

The first time I met my son’s birth mother she scowled at me. And she was good at it. I was intimidated. This was my first […]
May 27, 2020

Make a Life-Long Impact: Foster a Teen

For as long as I can remember I’ve wanted to be a foster parent.  I don’t recall when it all began, but growing up we had […]
April 22, 2020

The Emotional Support I Need as a Foster Parent Right Now: Navigating Life During a Pandemic

Foster care is hard. It is filled with uncertainties, inconveniences, and heartbreak. I’ve dealt with my fair share of each.  My husband and I have been […]
April 15, 2020

What to Expect When You’re Expecting (And Fostering!)

My husband, Zach, and I began the process to become foster parents when our oldest son was only nine months old. We had been talking about […]
March 30, 2020

Helping Kids in Care Stay Connected to Family During Uncertain Times

Across the nation, we are all currently wrestling with responding to the global pandemic of COVID-19, and the many different impacts it has made on our […]
March 18, 2020

A Letter to My Daughter and All the Other Foster Mamas

When my daughter and son-in-law first stepped into foster care, it was an “aha” moment for me. I say this because the many hard challenges they […]