When it’s hard to ask for help

Is it easy for you to ask for help? If not, you’re not alone. After all, you know what they say about men and asking for directions. For many, pride gets in the way. For others, it’s another beast entirely—guilt. I’ve struggled with anxiety most of my life, and I have three never-failing triggers: change, […]

From boring room to play room

  It’s been a while since we did any kind of home remodeling. Between our kiddos, work, and everyday life, the time is just not there. However, since we decided to become foster parents, we’ve welcomed a little one into our home who has been here long enough to require his own space. So, we […]

Do foster parents get paid?

Confession: I’ve been binge-watching TV shows on Netflix. I’m home on (foster care) maternity leave, and there’s not much else to do. During these sessions, I’ve come across three separate shows that reference foster care. Each one is negative. There’s the “you’re not our biological child, so we won’t spend money on you” storyline. And […]