We put our names in the hat for a six year old boy yesterday-

He speaks minimal English, and is currently separated from all his four siblings. All five kids are in different homes. They are trying to place them in homes that can work with the language barrier and that can all work... Read More

Bread Crumbs

It probably started last October, but I’m aware it began before I was born. But last October, my kids told me they missed fostering, wanted to bring on more kids. I shelved the idea. The work was too hard, too... Read More

65 people here for our end of season football party?

I’ve totally got this. And only because someone else is doing ALL the food. And it’s going to be held outside. And beer. That too.... Read More


A lipstick hippie and wanna be urban farmer blogs on life, motherhood, and foster parenting. Want to follow my new improved grown up blog over on Facebook? Come on, give it a likey! Tumblewieds... Read More

Whichever way the wind blows…

Whichever way the wind blows… I’m pretty much obsessed with the idea of getting a weathervane these days. I need one. They have flying pigs, and dragons, and angels, and roosters. So many choices, and my birthday is coming up very... Read More


Finally!  Houston, we have a license! Now, what are we going to do with it?... Read More

We are finally Verified and Licensed!

Finally!  Houston, we have a license! Now, what are we going to do with it?  Respite, and room for one perfect placement, that’s what! Now, we wait some more!  ... Read More

About Unaccompanied Children’s Services | Office of Refugee Resettlement | Administration for Children and Families

So, the local Catholic Charities partners with this agency to find foster homes for these kids, coming into the country from Central America without parents or guardians. I’ve spoken with their recruitment office several times before. I called them again... Read More


And waiting. And waiting. And no longer doing it gracefully and patiently. Sigh.... Read More

Strung along

Just sent a rather assertive email to my foster agency. I indicated that a friend of mine is already licensed with a rival agency and she started a month after we did and had a lot more to complete. In... Read More