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Foster care strategies and resources.

A Reminder of What Once Was

A foster to adopt story

It has been exactly one year from the date we found out we would be adopting our daughter. One year! Sometimes the stress of waiting feels like a lifetime ago, and then I get small reminders and my heart feels

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2018 Foster Parent Planner

The 2018 Foster Parent Planner is here! The Foster Parent Planner has been updated with dates for the upcoming 2018 calendar year. I have also updated the weekly planner with a time blocking set up. I have found this to

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How Do I Break Her Heart?

Foster Care, Heartbreak, small children, big questions

How do I break her heart?  This is my struggle. The struggle I have thought about for the last 11 months. When we adopted our daughter 11 months ago we knew we wanted to foster again. At the time, we

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Gift Giving Guide From Foster Kiddo to Their Bio Family

foster parenting, gift giving,

Don’t know what to have your foster kiddo give their biological family during the holidays? Try some of these D.I.Y. ideas. Our first Christmas with our kiddo had us contemplating on what was appropriate when it came to gift giving

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How This Foster Mama Answers Rude Comments and Questions

foster care, foster mama, comments, questions, rude

“Aren’t you afraid that she’s going to have… you know… issues?” A fellow colleague whispered to me in the staff lounge. I had been back from family leave for two days after a 10-week family leave. February 18th we had

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Thankful Sign, November Tradition

thankful, family, tradition, November, foster care, foster mama, foster parent,

Remembering what you are thankful for… This is an especially exciting year for us. This is our first holiday season where we are celebrating the holidays with our daughter as officially and forever ours. See, this time last year we

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From Infertility to Foster Care- How this Mama and Papa Built a Stronger Marriage

infertility, strong marriage, foster care, adopt, children

I feel compelled to write this article following the last one, and wanted to be completely real with you. Since we’ve been re-doing the floors in our house we also decided to paint the rooms that we didn’t get around

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Lucky In Luv Book Club

Book club, foster parent, foster care

On a recent post I wrote on recommended foster parent reads, I suggested possibly starting up a book club where foster parents (or soon to be foster parents) would read a common book and share out strategies or Ah-Ha moments.

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From Infertility to Foster Care- Why This Mama Painted Her World Green

Foster Care, Foster Parenting, infertility, green

This story is a little harder to write. I have had it in my mind for a while, but the more personal ones are always harder to share with the world. If you’ve read my About the Mama page, you’ll

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Top 10 Books to Read to Prepare Yourself for Foster Parenting

Foster Parent, Foster care, books to read, book club

Before doing anything I over analyze and over research. Random google searches at midnight and books become my best friend. F.Y.I., I highly recommend researching through reading, not random Google searches. The internet is a black hole that can suck

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