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Albert Wilson, Jr. is a wide receiver for the Kansas City Chiefs who grew up in Florida’s foster care system.  Albert was placed in the Florida foster system twice – the second time he was in the system for 6 years until he aged out […]

4 Important Truths a Foster Kid in the NFL Can ...


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Open letter to family and friends of foster families during the Holidays….. I never thought I’d be writing one of these silly “open letter” things but there are just a few things I need to address. Now simmer down and don’t be offended if you […]

Open Letter To Friends and Family of Foster Parents


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The keepsake ornaments you put on your Christmas tree can document memories for years to come. When I purchased my very first Christmas tree as an adult, I simply bought glass ornaments to make a pretty tree. But that changed one year, when I saw […]

GIVEAWAY: Hallmark Adoption Keepsake Ornaments




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November is National Adoption Month!! In celebration, I’m presenting an encore presentation of the Adoption HEART Conference!!! The Adoption HEART Conference is a free online event that kicks off on Tuesday, November 1st and runs through November 7th. Free sign up here. As an adoptive […]

Why You MUST Sign Up for this Adoption Conference


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When you first become a foster parent and become involved in the foster care industry, there are a number of acronyms you need to know to keep from getting confused by the alphabet soup. If you are part of my private Facebook group for foster […]

The Alphabet Soup of Foster Care Acronyms



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As a busy mom, dinner is the most stressful time of my day. What’s helped is discovering slow cooker freezer meal planning to take the guesswork out of dinner. By dinner time, all the kids are wound up, parents are tired, and then there’s getting kids […]

How Slow Cooker Freezer Meals Makes Our Dinner Less Chaotic


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What people don’t tell you about adoption is the trauma that a child experiences can take hold of a family and cast doubts on the dreams of a happily ever after. I recently read the memoir of adult adoptee Jillian Lauren, Everything You Ever Wanted, […]

Is Adoption Really Everything You’ve Ever Wanted?


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Emergency foster care placement is what we were labeled. Most parents have months to prepare for their child arriving into the world. We only had 4 days! Less than 1 week of scrambling for clothes, toys, lawyers, and paperwork. So. Much. Paperwork! We joke that […]

When Foster Parenting is More Than You Bargained For