Top 10 benefits from doing foster care

It's 4 months into full time foster care (caring for an 11 year old soul) and 20 months since completing our full certification as "therapeutic" foster care providers. We have opened up our home for 5 souls as respite (part time foster care) week/weekends since our certification date of Feb 2017. Read specifics (dates) of…

When you are struggling…

The past days have been very taxing on all of us in this house. I know you have had those days too. Let me tell you what I am doing in the midst of things, now that I've had a moment to breathe. Normally, I don't talk about things, especially very difficult things as they…

Father’s Day movies that praise men

It's my turn to choose the activity for our "family game night." Once a week we alternate who gets to choose an activity the family does together. We go in age order to eliminate arguments and the only rule is that it needs to be something we all can do together. Today is Father's Day…

You’ve decided to homeschool. Now what!?

Welcome to this new journey! Here are a list of a few initial resources to check out as you begin to formulate a plan for the year (or semester or in this next moment as you wrap your mind around the idea of being the primary educator for your children). Remember, you have likely been…

As you raise up the next generation…

I'm a mom that listens to other moms (well not all moms but quite a lot of moms) talk about how busy they are running around from here to there shuttling their children from one event to another. I know why they do it. We want the best for our kids. We are willing to…