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15 Children Compete in Triathlon

It is hot! The sun is blazing down on us. It didn't matter that we started at 7 am, it was still hot!  Today 15 children gathered together...

Saying Goodbye Equals Reunification

Reunification was expected, it is the goal we all work hard towards. But no one tells you how hard it will be to pack their belongings and walk...

Laundry Detergent

Crazy, I know. Many people have suggested that in the past. But yes, we make our own laundry detergent.  For me, the main reason why I make my...

Homemade All-purpose Cleaner

With all the kids, we have to have our cleaning cabinets locked up so they don't into the chemicals. My thoughts on this was that if I had...

Homemade Fruit and Nut Bars

So really, I not the mom who pays exorbitant amount of money for everything organic. However, we do buy grass fed beef and try to make the healthy...

Family Breakfast Casserole

I have no idea where this recipe is originally from. Only that I have early memories of my mom making this fantastic family breakfast casserole for our big...

Bizarre and Unknown Fears

He is running to me, screaming and crying. I can sense the terror but can’t figure out why. We are visiting friends, a place he has been numerous...

Freezer Strawberry Jam

We really strawberry jam at our house. So when strawberry season is in, we go picking.  This year we picked for about 1.5 hours and ended up with...

Documentation: Why is it so important?

He sneezed. She has a lot of bug bites. Just got a call from mom, she is high and wants me to come to get her and take...

Transportation

When we first started out, our little family cars were sufficient.   ....for a month....   Then we upgraded to this....     We ballooned from a small family into an overnight family of 8....

Foster Care Humor

Yesterday I talked about the ignorant and sometimes hurtful questions that were asked. You can read those here.  So today, I thought I would lighten it up a...

Ignorant questions we often receive

    I get so tired of the questions. Questions like do the kids hurt your son? Have they stolen from you? Are you sure they are safe? What does...