Stop Ignoring Foster Mama Trauma

Most foster parents think of fostering no differently than everyday life once they settle into a routine.   But nothing about foster care is “normal,” no matter how long you’ve been a foster parent.   In fact, a lot of the “day to day” of foster care keeps us in a state of hypervigilance and […]

Coping Skills


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?"

tips + tricks

I’m so excited to be sharing today’s post with you because I know it is going to benefit you so much.  Meditation is one of those things I never ever thought I would do, let alone be a proponent of, and yet…here we are.  I’m writing a post all about meditation, and the five best meditation apps […]

The Ultimate Guide to Meditation for Moms

The Parents

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mindfulness practices kids

  It probably comes as no surprise to most people that, as a therapist, I’m a huge fan of mindfulness.  What may come as a surprise, however, is that I’m even more of a fan of mindfulness as a mom. And while I could go on and on about the beneficial ways mindfulness practices help us adults […]

5 Best Mindfulness Practices to Teach Your Kids

The Kids

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  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 […]

Reminders for Foster Mamas Who Share Online

The Parents

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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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