Understanding Trauma: A Nervous System Response and its Impact on Foster and Adoptive Families

As foster and adoptive mamas, navigating the complex landscape of trauma is an integral part of our parenting journey. The term “trauma” carries weight, often evoking a sense of fear and concern for the well-being of our children. In this episode of the Fearless Fostering podast, we’re going to  delve into the clinical definition of […]

The Kids


What to Tell Your Kids Before Your First Foster Child Arrives

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Does the Bible Talk About Fostering?


Why Your Marriage Matters In Fostering

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How Can I Foster "Well?"

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As foster mamas, we navigate the complex terrain of caregiving, often finding ourselves caught up in the whirlwind of daily tasks and responsibilities. The holiday season, with its festive chaos and endless to-do lists, can exacerbate the already demanding nature of our roles. However, what if this December became the month we collectively committed to […]

Embracing Slow Living: A Foster Mama’s Guide to Intentionally Slowing Down this Holiday Season

The Parents

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The holiday season is often portrayed as a time of joy, warmth, and togetherness. Yet balancing the excitement of the festivities with the uncertainties of the foster care journey requires resilience and coping strategies. Let’s explore practical ways to navigate the holiday season, finding joy amid the challenges. Understanding the Unique Challenges: Anticipatory Grief: Foster […]

Navigating Joy and Uncertainty: Coping Strategies for Foster and Adoptive Mamas During the Holiday Season

Tips + Tricks

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Every foster and adoptive parent has a unique and powerful story to tell. Your journey of love, resilience, and compassion is an inspiration to others in the foster care and adoption community, whether you know it or not. Yet, many people might wonder how to share their experiences, offer support, and create valuable resources for […]

Empowering Foster and Adoptive Parents: Sharing Your Story and Building Resources for Our Community

The Parents

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  Foster care is the Both/And. Always. In a world where we often look for clear-cut answers and tidy solutions, foster care stands as a testament to the messy, complex, and profoundly human nature of our lives. It’s a journey that defies easy categorization, and it demands that we hold contradictory truths in our hearts. […]

Embracing the Messiness of Foster Care: A Lifelong Assignment to Love


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  Foster mamas are known for their unwavering dedication to the children in their care, but there’s a concerning trend that often goes unnoticed—the reluctance to seek or accept help. In this blog post, we’ll explore why many foster mamas choose to muddle through on their own, the detrimental effects it can have on their […]

Breaking the Silence: The Importance of Seeking Support on Your Foster Care Journey


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Becoming a foster or adoptive parent is a journey filled with love, hope, and challenges. It’s a path that leads to beautiful moments and fulfilling relationships, but it can also bring about complex emotions and uncertainties. In this blog post, we’ll explore the emotional rollercoaster that foster and adoptive mamas often experience and provide guidance […]

Navigating the Emotional Rollercoaster: A Guide for Foster and Adoptive Mamas


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One of the significant challenges foster parents face is the intense scrutiny they often experience. From regular home visits to questions about every parenting decision, the spotlight can lead to heightened anxiety levels. In this blog post, we’ll explore effective strategies to help foster mamas manage the anxiety that arises from this constant scrutiny. 1. […]

Navigating the Spotlight: How to Manage Anxiety as a Foster Parent

Mental Health

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The journey of fostering children brings with it a myriad of emotions – from moments of deep joy and fulfillment to instances of uncertainty and doubt. It’s important to remember that every emotion you experience is a valid expression of your journey, and navigating these feelings with compassion is essential for your well-being. Emotions: A […]

Emotions Are a Valid Expression of Your Experience: Navigating Uncertainty as a Foster Mama


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today was supposed to be different

Four and a half years ago, when I opened my doors and my heart to foster parenting, I had little idea of the rollercoaster ride that awaited me. The joy of nurturing these young souls was matched only by the challenges that came with it. Amidst the chaos, I found myself yearning for a way […]

Foster Care Transformed: My Mindfulness Journey


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