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A Day in the Life: Foster Mom Edition

I've committed to sharing more of my foster care journey. While we are not currently open for a new foster care placement, fostering is something I am so passionate about. Below is a Throwback Thursday post, which details a small snippet of what my days were like as a foster mother. My phone vibrates. It’s… Continue reading A Day in the Life: Foster Mom Edition

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So I cry

9pm- We hear you cough. It’s too early for your typical midnight wake up.  A few moments pass, and the tears begin. We go in to check on you. You’re still asleep, but you’re crying. Tears flow and your body jerks, but you’re unaware of our presence. You’re stuck in a nightmare.  Do we let… Continue reading So I cry

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It’s complicated.

Foster care is a lot of things. One thing it isn’t? Easy.  Like everyone else, social media is my highlight reel. I post a lot of the good on Instagram. Stories of the boys finding their place in our home, and stories of us finding our place as parents. However, I rarely talk about the… Continue reading It’s complicated.

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Caffeinate & Advocate

I talk about foster care a lot. I often worry that I overshare, or that people are tired of hearing about it. Other times, I wonder if I’m not sharing enough.  Truth be told, I’ll never be done talking about foster care. No words will ever give this chapter of my life proper justice.  In… Continue reading Caffeinate & Advocate

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Our family is growing by at least 2 feet!

And no, I'm not pregnant. In February, Michael and I started the process of becoming licensed foster parents. What does this mean? Well, we are currently taking classes, submitting paperwork, having our home inspected, and basically being poked and prodded in every way possible to make sure that we are capable of caring for foster… Continue reading Our family is growing by at least 2 feet!