• Foster Care Q & A - the hardest part of fostering? adoption? saying no?
    FOSTER CARE,  LIVING

    FOSTER CARE Q&A – adoption? the hardest part? saying no?

    This month marks two year since we started the process to be approved to be a foster family. It’s crazy how much life has changed and the number of kids in our home has gone up and down since then! And now we are approaching the time in the lives of our current foster kids where they have almost been in our home for as long as the time before they were in our home.     I want to continue to use this blog to raise awareness for foster care and adoption and I’m branching out to include YouTube in this as well. I may be that weird person…

  • 34 Birthday Goals Final Update
    GOALS,  LIVING

    Thirty-Four Birthday Goals – Final Update

    Another year has gone by and it’s time for me to give a final update of my thirty-four birthday goals. I did not do well with my goals this last year, I think there are a few reasons behind this: #1 COVID – this really got in the way of life #2 fostering – this affecting things a lot more than I realized #3 forgetfulness – I simply forgot about some of these goals   How I Plan on Doing Better Next Year I still like setting goals though and just need to figure out a way to set things up so I do better next year and I have…

  • Foster Care Update and The Best Fiction Foster Care Middle Grade Books
    BOOKS,  FOSTER CARE,  LIVING,  THE BEST RECOMMENDATIONS

    the BEST FOSTER CARE FICTION BOOKS plus a fostering update

    I thought I would share a bonus video this week with a bit of a fostering update. Plus, I’m sharing a few of my favorite fiction books that have foster care themes. We’ve been fostering for just over a year and a half right now and all of my other updates have been via blog post. You can see our foster care timeline here and all the blog posts about fostering here.     Watch the foster care update:   Specific fostering blog posts you may be interested in: And Just Like That, They’re Gone One Year Fostering Update R2D2 Gets a Sidekick One Year with R2     THE…

  • One Year With R2D2 - Another Fostering Update
    FOSTER CARE,  LIVING

    One Year With R2D2 – Another Fostering Update

    Wow, here we are. I can’t believe that today marks one year that R2D2 has been with us! This is the longest we’ve ever had a placement and truth be told: we’re pretty attached to him. The last year has been a rollercoaster of emotions, mainly because we have no idea what is going on with R2 in regards to how long he will be in our home. It feels like we just wrap our minds around one idea (like him staying or him going home soon) and then it changes. A couple of weeks ago I figured he would probably be out of our home by the end of…

  • Another Foster Care Placement
    FOSTER CARE,  LIVING

    R2D2 Gets a Sidekick

    I had full intentions of writing a fostering update today. Next Saturday marks one year since R2D2 came into our home, I guess I’ll write that update next week, for now, here’s a mini (or not so mini) update. On Wednesday we got a call and on Thursday R2D2’s little sister came into our home. In sticking with the Star Wars theme, her nickname online will be BB8. BB8 was our one exception when we changed our range of acceptance last year. She isn’t quite six months old and as of right now we have no idea how long she’ll be here. I’m hoping to have more to share in…