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Teaching a Teenager How to Grocery Shop

One of my foster kiddos is turning 18 in May. She’s nearly an adult, and we’re trying to ensure that we’re helping her acquire some valuable life skills while she’s living with us. 633 more words

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Choosing Love

We sing our bedtime songs and say our nighttime prayers. I lean down for goodnight kisses, and that’s when it happens: my big kids tenderly offer access to the deepest things in their hearts. 623 more words

Foster Care

Frostbite 

I didn’t even want him. I certainly didn’t expect to love him. It wasn’t until he was at the mercy of another, in danger of demise, that I realized how deeply I loved him and how I would fight to save him. 883 more words

Foster Parenting

Bedtime

It started very innocently….a few comments here and there.  Eleven-year-old daughter wasn’t really a fan of her loft bed.

The immediate backpedaling always went: “But I love the desk space!”  She really did love the huge expanse of tabletop underneath.   493 more words

Simplifying

The Upside Down of Adoption

Every morning at my house usually begins with my realization that I am completely surrounded! If you are even remotely claustrophobic then never have kids. There will never be another moment of personal space. 460 more words

Foster Care

Motherhood Monday - Ashley C.

Happy Monday, friend! It’s time for another mom to take the plunge and answer some of my motherhood questions. This week’s mom is Ashley C. 1,277 more words

Family

Two Weeks of Teenagers

Teenagers are hard to place in the foster-care system. We always assumed we’d get teenagers because, well, we’re open to having teenagers. My husband works with teenagers, and I used to work with teenagers. 468 more words

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