foster care

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

foster care

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

foster care

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.