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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

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

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

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

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

Guest Post: Another First in a World of Firsts

Teddy sniffled and held my hand tighter as we stepped into the crosswalk. “Are you ready?” I asked. She looked up at me, her bright blue eyes filled with apprehension. I plastered on my biggest smile and squeezed her hand. “You are going to … Continue Reading