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Bedrooms & Nesting

Pregnant women nest. It’s a thing. But so do hopeful & waiting foster/adoptive moms. I have been.

My 42nd birthday is just two months away. There were a few moments in recent years when I wondered if I would ever become a mom. 261 more words


To My Future Foster Child

Little One,

Even though we haven’t met, I’ve been preparing to meet you for a very long time. I know this is scary – to walk into or be carried into a stranger’s home. 470 more words


I Feel the Love

Last weekend and on my first day back at work after another snow day, I was given tons of very gently used clothing, shoes, and even some adorable accessories for little girls. 725 more words

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It's Official - I'm a Licensed Foster Parent!

Here in Eastern North Carolina, we’ve got ourselves some snow & ice. Work closed early on Wednesday in advance of the storm. I got home around 12:30 in the afternoon and I’ve been here ever since. 1,348 more words

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This is Foster Care - Getting Ready

A new year is at the door, knocking. It’s just a few hours away. I’m so looking forward to all that 2018 will bring. I’ve already… 345 more words

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The Christmas Surprise - Foster Care Style

The great Christmas pie mishap of 2017 was the most wonderful disaster.

On Christmas Eve I was falling behind in Christmas cooking, so I bought a pre-baked pie crust and I prepped the pie filling, deciding I’d finish it off on Christmas morning before heading to Grandma’s for the big meal. 492 more words

What's Happening?

I’ve written in recent months about the challenges that have come my way this year. Like an author and speaker I know, there is power in “going first” and sharing honestly & openly so other people feel safe to admit to their struggles, reach out when they’re in need, etc. 368 more words