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Our DIY Farmhouse Table

  Before moving from Tennessee to Florida last year (a whole year since we closed on May 4th…so hard to believe!), we sold our dining room set. It had seen 17 years of use and 3 moves but w...

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A Recipe for Caramel Corn and Fall Talk with Your Foster-Adoptive Family

  Fall is quickly approaching. I’m anxious to make one of my favorite sweet treats “Microwave Caramel Corn.” This is an especially fun activity to share with my grandchildren and one that you can...

A Quick Tip to Boost Your Foster – Adoptive Family’s Trip to Universal Studios

Take the Trip from Fun to WOW We took our first trip to Universal Studios Orlando after all of our children had been adopted from foster care. I remember asking people how we could make this adoption ...

A Foster- Adoptive Family Under Construction

The last few weeks our home has been in complete disarray as construction is taking place in several rooms, upsetting the rest of the house with belongings and furniture out of place along with buildi...

Chapter 8 – 3 Reasons to be Polite – Kids’ Discussion

First a Little Fun About Birthdays Harry Potter gets to go to a Death Day party in this chapter. What did you think of the party? It made our family think about the many birthday songs that we have he...

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We Belong Together

From the Cover of We Belong Together: A Book About Adoption and Families by Todd Parr: We belong together because…you needed a home and I had one to share. Now we are a family. In a sensitive, k...

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3 Kinds of Jealousy: My Own Green-eyed Monster

I try not to be a jealous person, I really do! But, it’s one of my character flaws. I don’t think there is anyone out there who hasn’t felt jealousy from time to time. Let’s fa...

What Foster & Adoptive Families Need To Learn From This Brave Mother

A Final Piece of Wisdom from my Mother My mom was (IS) my superhero. She got this title during her four and a half year battle with cancer. She was diagnosed in Fall 2009. I moved home from college at...

Foster Parent Tip for Diagon Alley – Kids with Sensory Issues

Sensing Something Wrong Many foster and adoptive parents have to cope with sensory issues with their children. What is the deal with sensory issues? Essentially children living life with sensory issue...

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