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Don’t Think for a Moment that I’ve Forgotten You
02 Sep 2017

Don’t Think for a Moment that I’ve Forgotten You

To One of the Great Loves of my Life, I was your first Mom…the only one you knew for the first year of your life. You were brought to my home a two day old, 6 pound, frail little creature. My dear, you were a gift from the heavens. As...

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Travel on a Budget: Smugglers’ Notch Resort
29 Aug 2017

Travel on a Budget: Smugglers’ Notch Resort

Remember the family resort in the original Dirty Dancing? Remember the beautiful, scenery, family activities and secret dirty dancing rendezvous nights? Having watched it on repeat in my pre-teen years, to this day, I love that cheesy movie.  Well, you won’t find any secret dirty dancing romps here (that I...

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That Stupid Foster Policy:     No Homeschooling
22 Aug 2017

That Stupid Foster Policy: No Homeschooling

You know it…that really stupid policy that says we can’t homeschool our foster kids. We’ve seen the online battles between foster parents with differing opinions. We’ve heard all the reasons why children should or should not attend public or homeschool. I get it. I have no judgment either way. However,...

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Anxiety & Trauma: The Joys of a New School Year
03 Aug 2017

Anxiety & Trauma: The Joys of a New School Year

August is here! School is starting and electricity is in the air with children buying new backpacks, new clothes and all the necessary school supplies. This is an exciting time of year where great childhood memories were made over the past two months. Vacations were enjoyed and the lazy days...

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Travel on a Budget: Indianapolis
02 Aug 2017

Travel on a Budget: Indianapolis

Thank you to Indy Aerial Views LLC for the fantastic aerial photos featured in this article. This website may contain affiliate links. Traveling with your large foster family can be an overwhelming thought, but with these budget friendly tips for a great trip to Indianapolis, Indiana, your family can make...

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31 Jul 2017

Join The Frugal Family

The Frugal Family was born through a foster support group. With a desire to share great deals with one another, a small group of foster parents made a group that has now expanded to include friends, family and anyone looking for great deals, tips and ideas for living a frugal...

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Dear Foster Parent
17 May 2016

Dear Foster Parent

  Inspired by many who have experienced life in foster care.   Dear Foster Parent, The day I was taken from my home was the worst day of my life. I was scared and desperate to make sense out of what had just happened.  I arrived at your home terrified. I...

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