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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

Boy Mom Turned Girl Mom (through Foster Care)

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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

Foster Care Wish Lists

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

How Cozi Saved My [Foster Parenting] Sanity

HowCoziSaved

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

Guest Post: Another First in a World of Firsts

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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