Reminders for Foster Mamas Who Share Online

  Reminders for foster mamas who share online Not all of us foster mamas share our story online – many prefer to keep their story as private as possible, and for good reason.  But for those foster mamas like myself, who decide for one reason or another to share parts of their foster care journey […]

The Parents


What to Tell Your Kids Before Your First Foster Child Arrives

the kids

Does the Bible Talk About Fostering?


Why Your Marriage Matters In Fostering

the parents

How Can I Foster "Well?"

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how to keep your anxiety from affecting your kids

  How to Keep your Anxiety from Affecting Your Kids As a therapist who works primarily with women, I hear about mom fears and mom guilt A LOT – but a common source of these often comes in the form of this question: “how do I keep my anxiety from affecting my kids?” If you’re […]

How to Keep Your Anxiety From Affecting Your Kids

The Kids

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6 Ways to Celebrate National Foster Care Month May is National Foster Care Month, and even if you aren’t a foster parent, it’s something to celebrate!  Admittedly, I may be slightly biased as a foster and adoptive mama myself, but today I want to share a couple of reasons why National Foster Care Month is […]

6 Ways to Celebrate National Foster Care Month (even if you aren’t a foster parent)

The Parents

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how to known if foster care is right for your family

How to know if foster care is right for your family Someone recently asked me: “What are the pros and cons of foster care?” As a foster mama myself, I loved the question, but even more than that, I loved the question beneath their question, which was: “How do I know if foster care is […]

How to Know if Foster Care is Right for Your Family

Foster Care

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why you need a village of supporters in foster care

  You may have heard it said that “it takes a village to raise a child”.  Well, as a foster mama, I can DEFINITELY attest to the importance of this. As I write this, I immediately think of all the family and friends we are so blessed to have as a part of our village.  […]

Why You Need a Village of Supporters in Foster Care

Coping Skills

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how can i foster well

  If you’ve been a foster parent for any length of time, or even if you’re considering foster care, maybe you have asked yourself this question at some point: “how do I foster well?” Parenting is no easy task, with ANY child, regardless of how they came into your family.  But when a child in […]

How Can I Foster “Well?”: Tips + Reminders for Foster Parents

Tips + Tricks

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does the bible talk about foster care

  Whether or not you consider yourself a Christian, or a person of faith, I think it behooves us to know what the Bible says about foster care.  And even though the words “foster care” aren’t in the Bible, the Good Book has a LOT to say on the matter.  But please don’t take my […]

Does the Bible Talk About Foster Care?


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  Lately, I’ve been feeling a tug on my heart to speak to an audience very near and dear to me – foster mamas.  Partially because I am one, but also because, as a therapist who deals primarily with anxiety, I want to use what I know to help other foster parents deal with the […]

How to Deal with the Unknowns of Foster Care

Foster Care

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self care gift guide

  I have to be honest…in my humble opinion, self care gifts are the best gifts of all.  There, I said it.  And since every major retailer and website, blogger, etc. known to man is sharing their gift guides with you this week (if they haven’t already!), I will too. Truth be told, it’s a […]

Self Care Gifts For Your Fave Ladies


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before you start anxiety medication

  So many of my clients (and friends!) remain undecided about whether or not they should take anxiety medication, and I totally get it.  It’s a big decision.  I remember feeling a little unsure about starting medication for my PMDD way back when. It’s totally normal to hesitate when you’re thinking about putting psychotropic drugs […]

What To Know Before You Start Anxiety Medication


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