Books To Read If You’re Considering Fostering Or Adopting

For two years, my husband and I were foster parents.  Sadly, we recently closed our home though.  At some point, I may go into all the reasons behind that decision.  But I'm not quite ready to yet.  For now, I'll just say that it's a very broken system.  I know life isn't fair but these poor kiddos are getting the short end of the deal at every turn.  There needs to be change. Six months into our fostering journey, I wrote this post about What To Expect When Expecting That Call.  So that's Read more [...]

Foster Care ~ What To Expect When You’re Expecting That Call

Call us crazy but last year, my husband and I decided it was finally time to get serious and get our license to be Foster Parents.  It was something we had discussed before getting married over 13 years ago but the timing just never worked out.  Now that we don't plan to have any more biological children, it just made sense to us to finally take this leap.  In the past 6 months, we've learned several things about how foster care works.  So if you're considering this path, I'd love to share a Read more [...]

Walter Foster Drawing Books~ Gift Idea For Boys & Girls Review

I received products from Walter Foster for this review. All opinions are my own. Savannah, my almost 7 year old daughter, really enjoys drawing. Since a very young age, she has impressed us with her artistic abilities. Since neither my husband nor I can draw a straight line without a ruler, we encourage Savannah to practice her drawing so she can progress with her abilities. A few months ago, I found a Walter Foster kids drawing book at a garage sale. It showed step-by-step instructions Read more [...]

Trot Pets: Complete Feeding Set With Mat + Stand Review

This 'Trot Pets: Complete Feeding Set With Mat + Stand Review' is sponsored by Trot Pets.  As always, all opinions are my own.   Do you have a dog?  Growing up, I still remember our German Shepard even though I was quite young.  After my husband and I married, we inherited the farm dog because when my in-laws tried moving her to town with them, she hated it.  So they brought her back and she lived to be over 16!  Since then, we've always had at least one dog.  Read more [...]

Top 10 Baby Shower Gift Ideas From KeaBabies

This 'Top 10 Baby Shower Gift Ideas From KeaBabies' is sponsored by KeaBabies.  As always, all opinions are my own.  **This post contains Amazon affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases.  It does not cost you anything to shop through my affiliate links. Unlike wedding season that seems to pick up in the spring and summer, baby season is ALL YEAR ROUND!  So if you're shopping for an upcoming baby shower, need a new baby gift, or just looking for Read more [...]