For The Mom With Anxiety: A Foster Moms Perspective

"Lord,who am I that you notice me? Yet, you've studied me, all my actions and words and thoughts-and you've chosen to love and redeem me. Your thoughts towards me are more numerous than the sand! Root out the distrust and anxiety in my heart. Amen." -Joe Tyrpak As I look back on 2017 it almost … Continue reading For The Mom With Anxiety: A Foster Moms Perspective

The most surprising thing about foster care

Have you ever just sat in quiet thinking about who Jesus is? I sometimes try to imagine what Jesus looked like. What did his face look like when he was feeling his deepest emotions? What did his eyes look like when he was flipping the money tables in the temple, or weeping in the garden? … Continue reading The most surprising thing about foster care

4 Tips for When You Don’t Feel Thankful

It finally hit me yesterday what it really is that makes me love the holiday season so much. I mean I love people and parties so, check. I love giving and getting gifts so there's another obvious, check. I love sparkly lights and reasons to drink hot drinks, i.e. coffee so again, check. But not … Continue reading 4 Tips for When You Don’t Feel Thankful

What Millennial Mamas Need Most

“I don’t love you Mommy!” My breath catches in my chest. I look into the angry eyes of this stranger-child, this child of another woman who’s Mommy I’ve suddenly become. We were up to our hearts in a tantrum. Legs flying, arms flailing, consequences failing- then suddenly, still. Five little words bring us both to … Continue reading What Millennial Mamas Need Most

5 Posts Every Future Foster Mama Must Read.

Fellow Christ adoring Mama, aren't you glad to know there really is purpose in all this? All the discipline and diapers and laundry. That these things really are your reasonable service-your eucharisteo- allowing you to worship our Lord. When my husband and I first were married we moved across the country from all of our … Continue reading 5 Posts Every Future Foster Mama Must Read.

When you can’t handle the suffering in the world anymore.

A Mom killed on her way home from visiting her brand new babes in the NICU. Senseless killing in Vegas. A young husband and father's plane crashes and he has yet to be found. Two of my three children are going to be taken away because they aren't biologically mine. I want to crawl down … Continue reading When you can’t handle the suffering in the world anymore.

Self Care: Thoughts from a Christian Foster Mama

I grew up in a very conservative Baptist Christian home. Not going to say anything right or wrong about that. But that being the case there are words that carry certain connotations. Jean skirt- Any good baptist girl knows the value of wearing the really long suckers when youth group is playing soccer. #bestgoalieever Three … Continue reading Self Care: Thoughts from a Christian Foster Mama