Created to Connect: Summer Group for Women

Join other adoptive and foster moms (and moms-to-be) for a discussion group that is sure to help you on your parenting journey. The Connected Child, co-authored by Dr. Karyn Purvis, has become one of the most helpful and encouraging books for adoptive and foster parents. Dr. Purvis, together with Tapestry’s Amy & Michael Monroe, wrote … Continue reading Created to Connect: Summer Group for Women

National FC Month (Tip #10)

May is National Foster Care Month and we thought we'd share 10 ways in 10 days you can support kids in care without becoming a foster parent. Tip #10: Prayerfully consider becoming a foster parent Not everyone is equipped to be a foster parent, but if you find yourself being drawn to foster families and … Continue reading National FC Month (Tip #10)

National FC Month (Tip #9)

May is National Foster Care Month and we thought we'd share 10 ways in 10 days you can support kids in care without becoming a foster parent. Tip #9: Household chores There is paperwork and numerous appointments that come with foster care (doctor, dentist, psychologist, play therapist, OT,PT, ST) in addition to all the visitors … Continue reading National FC Month (Tip #9)

National FC Month (Tip #8)

May is National Foster Care Month and we thought we'd share 10 ways in 10 days you can support kids in care without becoming a foster parent. Tip #8: Volunteer to run errands As a foster parent there are many little things that could be done that would make a huge difference (especially in those … Continue reading National FC Month (Tip #8)

National FC Month (Tip #7)

May is National Foster Care Month and we thought we'd share 10 ways in 10 days you can support kids in care without becoming a foster parent. Tip #7. Mentor a foster kid This will likely require the same training as a babysitter or respite provider, but this is so much more than that. There … Continue reading National FC Month (Tip #7)

National FC Month (Tip #6)

May is National Foster Care Month and we thought we'd share 10 ways in 10 days you can support kids in care without becoming a foster parent. Tip #6. Donate school supplies When August rolls around there is always a push for donated school supplies for underprivileged kids and low income schools. When foster kids … Continue reading National FC Month (Tip #6)

Don’t Create a Vacuum

There is a great parenting strategy I think we should all subscribe to; don’t remove a coping mechanism or survival strategy from a child unless you have something better to replace it with. Don’t create a vacuum if you are not prepared to fill it. Vacuums by definition cannot remain unfilled. If you're not equipped … Continue reading Don’t Create a Vacuum