EP 5: Social Media & Your Kids

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How and why do you decide what to post on social media? Do you have guidelines you follow? What are they?

In this week’s episode of the podcast, Caitlin and Laurel discuss how they decide what to post on social media when it comes to their kids.

Things talked about in this episode:

From the archives: Podcast on parenting sexually harmed children

EP 33: Disrupting a Foster Placement with Bailey

Bailey and her husband recently disrupted a foster placement of two boys.  In this episode she explains what disruption is, why they chose to do it (spoiler alert!  it was in the best interest of their boys), and how that makes her think about foster care in a whole different way.

Things we talk about:

Rachel's blog post on loving foster placements vs. forever kids.

Bailey's blog post on what disruption has looked like.

Connect with Bailey on Instagram or at her blog.

EP 32: Intentional Foster Motherhood with Kimberly V.

Kimberly and her family decided to open up their home to foster care after they watched close friends do the same. In that time she has fostered several children and recently finalized the adoption of a sibling set of three. In her time of fostering and watching kids come and go she became passionate about being intentional in motherhood. In this episode she shares her story and some practical tips and advice on how to be intentional with motherhood when you're not sure how long your kids will be yours.

Connect with Kimberly on Instagram.

EP 30: Growing up in a Foster Family with Kylee

The youngest biological child, Kylee was six when her parents decided to open their home to foster.  Growing up with kids who kept coming and going is what led Kylee to become a social worker.  In this episode she tells her story about how foster care positively impacted her life and encourages moms with bio kids that foster care doesn't have to be scary.

Things we talked about:

What is a foster care life book?

Respite Redefined on Pinterest

EP 29: Foster Alum to Foster Mom with Lexi

Lexi is a former foster teen who now calls herself a foster mom. In this episdoe, she shares her story of what it was like being a teenager in the foster care system, what she has learned about herself throughout this life, and what has surprised her the most about being a foster mom. She also shares the one best thing that you as a foster/adopt mom can do for your kids.

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Read more of Lexi's story here.

EP 23: Working Mom with Jen M.

Jen thought she wouldn't be able to foster/adopt if she was a working mom, but decided to go for it anyway.  In this episode she talks to Caitlin about what it's like to be a working foster/adopt mom and gives some practical advice and encouragement to any other working moms out there.

EP 18: Fostering Special Needs with Lauren

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At the age of 21--the minimum age of a foster parent in her state--Lauren applied to be a foster mom.  She then completed the necessary extra training to take in only kids with traditional special needs.  A young, single mom who just started her career, Lauren didn't let anything stop her from fostering.  

This episode was recorded before Lauren received any placements.  In this episode she talks with Caitlin about why she wanted to foster, why she wanted children with special needs, and why she didn't wait for the "right time" to apply.

Connect with Lauren:  instagram

EP 17: Handling the Unknowns of Medical Care with Myranda

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Myranda and Caitlin spend time venting about their frustrations about taking placements with little to no medical records.  What do you do when you're not sure if a child has been vaccinated?  How do you advocate for the best medical care when you don't know your child's birthday?  Or what they're allergic to?

Both moms give anecdotes and provide some practical advice on how to care for children when you're not sure what their medical history is.

Connect with Myranda:  instagram