My Goals for Thirty-Five & How I’m Tracking Them

    Okay, so this post is a month behind when I would have liked to have it up but it’s time to share my birthday goals! I’ve been making birthday goals for the last ten years and it’s time to change things up a bit. Previously I set the same number of goals as the year I turned (so when I turned twenty-six I set twenty-six goals), but obviously that can get a little overwhelming and I knew I did not want to set thirty-five goals this year. So, I decided to scale back and only make ten goals for the year. Even that was a little difficult, for the longest…

  • International Adoption Q & A - how much does it cost? how long was the process? and more!

    how much does it cost? fundraising? why international adoption? – INTERNATIONAL ADOPTION Q&A

    I’ve been wanting to do an adoption Q & A for a long time and here it finally is! I have a feeling this will be part one of many but I am excited to answer some of your questions about our international adoption. Some of the questions I’m answer in this Q & A include: why international adoption? how much does it cost? what about fundraising? how do you choose an agency and country? how long was the process?      

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

    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

    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

    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…