A Day in the Life {of a working foster mom}

A Day in the Life {of a working foster mom}

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 […]

It’s A Hard-Knock Life: For Foster Parents

It’s a hard-knock life for us It’s a hard-knock life for us ‘Stead of treated We get tricked ‘Stead of kisses We get kicked It’s the hard-knock life Don’t it feel like the wind is always howl’n? Don’t it seem like there’s never any light? Once a day, don’t you wanna throw the towel in? […]

Foster Care with Biological Children: 5 Ways It Impacts Them

I have come to realize there are two types of foster families in this world: Those that do foster care without biological children and those that do it with biological children. [I know I’ve just stated the obvious]. To those who start foster care without having had biological children first– WOW. Give me a high […]

About Me in Foster Care

I opened this blog two months ago intending to give a name and a face to foster care. My goal was to offer a higher quality blog; something with information for those looking for answers and a community to those just wondering if what they’re going through is “normal.” (& FYI there is no “normal” in […]

Disciplining in Foster Care

There’s loads of books on how to discipline your children. Do a search in Amazon.com and you’ll be bombarded with 47,068 results. When I searched for a book specifically written about disciplining kids in foster care I got one result. And I’m not sure how good the book is since it only had a few […]

Finding Funny in Foster Care

I’ve concluded that a person will never reach the Seasoned Parent title because even when your oldest is 18, you’ve never experienced what it is like to parent an adult child. Every day is new in the journey of parenting. Just when I think I’ve got this thing figured out, one of my kids throws me […]