The journey of foster care
People often say they can’t be a foster parent because it would be too painful to grow close to a child only to say goodbye. But with more than 430,000 kids in foster care in the United States and a decline in the number of available beds in licensed foster homes, according to the Chronicle of Social Change, I […]
Foster Parent Resolution to self-care!
Foster Parent Resolution to self-care! Being a foster parent self-care is everything. Especially being a parent of foster children who have come into your home from trauma, neglect or abuse is likely the hardest work you will ever do. There comes a point in time when you realize that you need some self-care time. Wearing […]
Honesty can be the best Policy
Honesty can be the best Policy So I was perusing through the internet just looking at unusual things like, Superhero movies coming soon, and the best recipes for Kale, and funny dad stories. I came across a bunch of exaggerations that Parents have told their children through the years. “No, we’re not there yet.” […]
The Wonderful World of The Tooth Fairy
Through the years my children have put their lost teeth under their pillow, and the next morning wake up to some money and note from the Tooth Fairy commending her on being so strong after losing said tooth… In the past, we have always left between one dollar to three dollars under the pillow, […]
“New Year! New Me!”
“New Year! New Me!” More like New Year, New foster child Goals. It’s the beginning of the New Year and at this time we begin to make our new year’s resolutions and goals. We take this time to reflect on how we can be the best version of ourselves and be proud of the dedication […]
Big scary things
I hate spiders! I also hate things that are clustered to close together. It took me years to deal with my anxieties and to prepare myself on how to cope with them when I am faced my fears. From adolescent to adult we experience anxieties and fears one time or another. Children Deal with fears […]
Yes! They were Fostered or Adopted. Ok so I was sitting around watching the NERD stuff that we always watch. You know, Comic movies, Star Wars, Cartoons. I sensed a theme in all of them. Adoption or Foster Care. So I started running down the list of all those characters who were fostered or […]
Oh the holidays ….
Oh the holidays! Bright lights, Christmas cheer, and family gathered all around far and near. But that’s not the holidays for everyone. The holidays can be a very sensitive time for a child who is in foster care. With my years of experience I’ve learned different ways, researched tips on how to get a foster […]
Tis the Season to have Chaos
Tis the Season to have Chaos Ok, let’s be honest here. My wife and I have not been the greatest of having Christmas Traditions. Even before we began our fantastic journey of Fostering and Adoption, we never really did things each year that you would call “a Tradition”. Sure we put up the tree somewhere […]
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