Author Archives: Rita Brennan Freay

About Rita Brennan Freay

The journey of a 1000 miles always ends with a dirty diaper. Headmaster of a self inflicted international preschool & visitor center compassionately changing kids lives, one diaper at a time.

Fostercare – Where “One Small Thing” – Really Does Make A Difference!

It has been crazy & busy around here…preschool graduations, middle school move-up, retirement homes for mom…its so easy to lose sight of the small things….that make the big things!  Thanks to the Kisamore family I am back on track:) Last night … Continue reading

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I Survived The Rapture 2011…And So Did the 144,000 Aging Out of Foster Care

If you didn’t hear about The Rapture….you had to be living under a rock (or in total seclusion which means you are NOT reading this)!  With all the hoopla leading up to and surrounding the May 21st “End Of The … Continue reading

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Foster Caring – Just Do It!

Had a great conversation today about Foster Care with 2 wonderful moms.  They had many questions about the system, the process, the kids, and how they  can make a difference.  I said Just Do It! Bottom line is that May … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day Stuff….and more!

Happy Mother’s Day!!! Every year as Mother’s day rolls around I am hit with a mix of emotions.  Don’t get me wrong, I love being Mom!  I am happy and my kids are the light of my life…I enjoy them….everyday! … Continue reading

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Foster Kids Forced To Shop Charity in Michigan

I am boiling……that’s what my FB status said the other night.  My friend Sunday’s tweet sent me reeling….and althought I have calmed (thank you Yvonne), and have had a few days to think it over, I am still dumbfounded by the irresponsible … Continue reading

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Self help dvds….books…tv…and going away to college!

Friday Night Lights is one of my favorite tv shows of all time.  I can’t tell you why, like many things in my life, but I’m hooked.  Was from the beginning and am going to be sad to see it … Continue reading

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Hockey tickets and home teams – a house divided – New York Rangers vs Washington Capitals Hockey

A house divided. That’s where I live today! Of course it could be worse, and over something serious…lol! As many of you know I am a New York Rangers Hockey fan, have been forever, but I live in Capital territory! … Continue reading

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Family crests, family ancestry, or Justin Bieber….you decide!

My daughter heard me talking the other day about family motto’s.  I was chosen as Lou  Loves Learning’s Face Book Fan Friday and I was answering some questions about my personality, who inspires me, and my goals.  Of course she, being the kid who loves music and … Continue reading

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Foster Care Month

Yay!  May is Foster Care month.  Your probably thinking, she must be delerious? Someone please tell her….it’s only March!  I know, I know.  I am not losing it….I’m just planning ahead.  Great things take time.  Planning, planning, planning….isn’t that what they … Continue reading

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