Q. Can you commit to foster care while working outside of the home? A. You can, but be ready to do a juggling act. Our state requires an exception form to be signed if both adults are working outside of the home, so be aware of what your state requirements are. I thought it would be fun […]
Never in a hundred years did I think our family would do foster care, but here we are passionate about our calling to it. I truly think foster care is an oxymoron described as a beautiful mess. Its full of joys and tears, and ups and downs, brokenness and healing, and messy beauty. Come join me in this mess and let me share our fostering experience with you!
I am a mother to three girlies (and a handful of foster kiddos). I am married to my college sweetheart. My side job (next to being a mom and wife) is a family practice nurse practitioner. In my "free time" I coach volleyball. I love the color plaid (that's a color, right!?) and the woods where we live. I like my coffee black and bold. I like my chocolate dark and rich. I like my wine red and deep. I believe that Jesus saved a wretched soul like me.
This last month of foster care has been hard. Maybe I missed the memo when we started foster care two years ago that our opinions won’t matter a whole lot and what we advocate for a child is nothing but curlicues of smoke. It’s a broken system and a broken world. Some cases are so complex […]
Feeding children in foster care can be a tricky endeavor. You and I take food for granted. It will be there when we wake up, when we are hungry for a mid-morning snack, and will have a table-full at dinner. We look at food as something to be enjoyed and shared around a table with loved […]