Tag: fostering

BOOK REVIEW: Home Girl by Alex Wheatle

BOOK REVIEW: Home Girl by Alex Wheatle

This book appealed to me on so many different levels. First, the description itself got me interested. But being a foster parent I’ve become more and more interested in stories telling the tale of both those in care and their carers. So when I got the notification I’d won a free ARC through Library Thing’s […]

Posted February 11, 2020 by Jess C. in book reviews / 0 Comments
And then there were EIGHT!?!?

And then there were EIGHT!?!?

So much has happened this year! My family has doubled unexpectedly (among other things) so I’m setting new blogging goals! Say a prayer, wish me luck, and sacrifice a chicken under the light of a full moon that this is one goal I’ll be able to stick to!

Posted October 29, 2019 by Jess C. in about me, family, foster care, Note to Self / 0 Comments
What Jesus Feeding the 5,000 Taught Me About Fostering

What Jesus Feeding the 5,000 Taught Me About Fostering

We haven’t been fostering for very long. Our first placement came to stay with us in December 2017 and left the following November. Of course, that’s the goal of foster care – to help keep families together by providing the guidance and resources necessary to make that happen… But it doesn’t make life any easier […]

Posted June 7, 2019 by Jess C. in faith, foster care / 1 Comment

No, I’m not dead…

Hello everyone! I know, I disappeared after my steroid injection post, but they didn’t kill me or anything! (I’m actually going to get the second one today. Yikes!) I am sorry for the radio silence over the last few weeks, we’ve just had a lot going on! Some was just personal stuff, but on top […]

Posted February 28, 2019 by Jess C. in blogging / 0 Comments
2019 Blogging Goals

2019 Blogging Goals

Another Year Has Come and Gone… Well, It’s officially 2019 and I’m both excited and a little sad to say goodbye to 2018. The last part of the year was especially hard. To name a few of the most difficult… 1) We said goodbye to our foster kids, which just about killed me. 2) The […]

Posted January 1, 2019 by Jess C. in blogging / 13 Comments
Our Life will NEVER be the Same.

Our Life will NEVER be the Same.

After almost an entire year, our first foster placement left yesterday. We knew it was going to be hard, but knowing something in the abstract and actually experiencing it are never the same thing – NOTHING can prepare a heart for this…

Posted November 17, 2018 by Jess C. in family, foster care / 8 Comments