Category: Foster Parent Tips

An honest Note to My Readers: How Foster Care Made Me More Guarded

This mom explains how foster care changed her

Hi Fellow Readers, Let me just state first that this post has been sitting in my saved posts for a while. It is a bit of an apology and an explanation. It is one I feel is necessary to send

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Disciplining a Foster Kiddo- The Strategies That Help Us In Our Worst Melt-Down Moments

Use this parenting strategy to hold your toddler sit and breathe

As foster parents, we do not have the liberty to resort to any sort of physical form of discipline: tapping, flicking, spanking. It was explained to us that if there was a foster kiddo in our home we were not

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Please Don’t Do What We Did As Foster-To-Adopt Parents

If you plan to continue fostering after the end of a placement or an adoption, don’t miss your due dates! I know that at the end of the placement, more often than not we need time to get through the

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Gift Giving Guide From Foster Kiddo to Their Bio Family

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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

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“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

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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

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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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Top 10 Books to Read to Prepare Yourself for Foster Parenting

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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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The Secret to Getting Through Your Foster Kids Cold and Staying Sane!

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It’s SICK SEASON!!! Everyone is getting colds, and kids pass them on so easily. It was inevitable, I knew the kiddo was going to get a cold, and of course she did. This is the first time since we adopted

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