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Krista's Posts

About Krista

Krista is a full-time working mom of two boys, currently aged 6 and 7. She lives in Kentucky with her husband, Brandon.

Hi, Remember Me?

This is the post where I write a long-overdue update on my life and its happenings and try to explain why I basically dropped off the blogging planet. You know the drill. So wow. It's been more than six months and a ridiculous amount of things … Continue Reading

Another Goodbye

This week I removed the leaf insert from our dining room table to take the seating configuration from six down to four. An outside observer might think that we had hosted family gatherings over the holidays and were a tad belated in returning our … Continue Reading

Recipe Fakeover: Buffalo Chicken Dip

I'm so excited to share this happy accident I stumbled upon! Last week, my husband shoved a bowl in my face and said "Try this." Naturally, I was skeptical. We don't have matching taste buds and I frequently find myself screwing up my face and saying … Continue Reading

DIY Fairy Garden & Dragon Lair

Our DIY Fairy Garden

As I hope you read in my last post, I'm about to become a Girl Mom again! I'm so excited about Firefly joining our family, whether it's for a short time or forever! She's coming for a weekend "respite" visit tomorrow before she moves in and even … Continue Reading

Welcome, Firefly!

It's A Girl! Foster Care Announcement

I have big news, people! We got The Call yesterday! Almost two months after hearing about her for the first time, Firefly is coming to live with us! We had an overnight visit with her over the weekend, after completing two "playdates" with … Continue Reading

And We Wait…

This week might be the longest week of my life. My husband and I have once again found ourselves in a season of waiting. As I wrote in my last post, we are in a matching process for a foster-to-adopt placement. That process is still ongoing, but … Continue Reading

Apps I Use as a Foster Parent

Apps I use as a foster parent

May is National Foster Care Month! If you've been wondering if foster parenting is right for you, take the next step TODAY and contact a local foster care agency! See the bottom of the post for a quick update on our foster parenting! You don't … Continue Reading

Review: Plackers Dual Grip Fruit Smoothie Swirl Flossers

Spencer tries Plackers Flossers for kids

We all want to do everything we can to keep our kids safe, happy, and healthy. While we, as parents, understand the importance of dental health, our kids are typically reluctant (to say the least!) to develop good dental hygiene practices. Here's … Continue Reading

Book Review: The Adventures of Camp Nana Papa

There are some things in life you should never take for granted. Hot showers, indoor plumbing, smartphones, and Trader Joe's Cookie Butter, to name a few. But more importantly are the relationships that you should value with everything you … Continue Reading

Book Review: Wally Wuzzlemoore Makes New Friends

As a child, I was painfully shy. Just the thought of having to speak to a stranger was enough to make me cry. Not only was this difficult for me in general, we also moved several times when I was a child. Making new friends was NOT easy for me, and I … Continue Reading

New Year’s Resolutions Are Going To The Dogs (Literally)

With 2016 finally here, I've already been planning about how to make this new year the healthiest one yet. Although there are numerous ways I could improve myself and my health, what if I could also get my family involved including my furry family … Continue Reading

Why (And How) We Use Google Voice for Birth Family Contact in Foster Care

Before we became foster parents (around this time last year), the aspect of this whole system that intimidated me the most was birth parents. Now, there's much to be said about birth parents, and I won't be able to say it as well as others, so I'll … Continue Reading

Foster Parenting Wall

So my husband is pretty awesome, and I need to show you my Christmas present. Brandon saw that I liked a foster care quote wall hanging, and he knew I wanted a special way to remember the kids who come through our house, so he made this from a wooden … Continue Reading

Boy Mom Turned Girl Mom (through Foster Care)

About 7.5 years ago, I was pregnant for the first time. I had visions of little girls, of ribbons and dolls and all the things that come with daughters. I was completely wrapped up in the idea of having a girl, so it was understandably quite an … Continue Reading

Foster Parenting Update

Worst blogger ever, that's me. Guys, life is busy! But I'm not alone in that, you all are super busy too. But in between working full time, parenting four kids, plus all the extras that come with foster parenting (extra doctor's appointments, … Continue Reading

My Simple Trick for Disorganized, Forgetful Kids

My simple trick for disorganized and forgetful kids (especially kids in foster care)

The girls have been with us for almost three months. But if you ask them, they might say they've been here for 3 weeks. Or 9 months. They aren't sure. They have a lot of trouble keeping track of time - days, minutes, hours. They're constantly asking … Continue Reading

Foster Care Wish Lists: How friends and family can help

After we announced to our friends and family that we were starting the process of opening our home as foster parents, we had several people ask how they could help. In the beginning, it's hard to know what you might need - you have just started your … Continue Reading

Review: Juniper Hill Aquatic Center (Frankfort, KY)

I don't typically do local-interest reviews, but I felt like this new local attraction deserved a post. They didn't ask me to write it, I didn't get free tickets, I just wanted to share about our experience. Juniper Hill Aquatic Center is a new … Continue Reading

How Cozi Saved My [Foster Parenting] Sanity

So have I mentioned that we got our first foster care placement? Probably not. 'Cause things have been straight up bananas at our house. We got our first "real" foster placement last month. It happened in an absolute whirlwind the first week of May. … Continue Reading

Review: Simple Sugars

Weather is harsh on my skin - in the winter, my skin gets incredibly dry. In the summer, it's still dry and my poor pale complexion is so prone to sunburn! In addition, my upper arms have keratosis pilaris (basically little red dots that don't itch). … Continue Reading