Category Archives: fostercare

Foster Care, Adoption and Giving Back

Giving back is a part of life, and big on the list.  Not something I was necessarily “taught” as a child, but something that came over time, at home, in college, and when I entered the “real” world.  Who knew that Foster Care, … Continue reading

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Back To School Supplies….Not Just For Your Kids!

Who loves back to school shopping?  I don’t…lol!  BUT, I do love that Staples commercial….you know the one I’m talking about where the dad is skipping down the aisles so happy…..the kids will be back in school soon!  It’s literally … Continue reading

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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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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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Foster Care – It Doesn’t Have To Be This Way!

As many of you know, there are two things that I am passionate about….foster care and adoption.   Did you know that it would take less than 1% of American Households to empty the Foster Care System?  That blows my mind.  Its what I tweeted this week in … Continue reading

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