I’ve put together a few simple summer outfit ideas for moms. You can easily swap out pieces to fit your mood, the weather, the occasion, or what’s currently in your closet.
One of the easiest skills with one of the fastest response times to help calm your nerves is *breathing.* Here are 3 breathing techniques that our family has learned from various therapists or counselors over the years!
Fostering can be very strenuous and isolating. Foster children have trauma, and trauma responses are often difficult and overwhelming. The same can be said of adopting. Foster and adoptive families need ongoing support, but they might not always realize or ask for it. I’ve put together a list of ten easy ways you can help foster and adoptive families that range from very simple and free to requiring more time, effort, and/or money — check them out!
Like a lot of working moms during the pandemic, I went from working full-time in a professional office setting to working remotely while also not having childcare to eventually leaving the workforce to be a stay-at-home mom. My wardrobe of mostly dresses, pencil skirts, dress pants, and blouses was not ideal for my situation once I was out of the office environment. I am trying to transition my closet to meet my current needs, and my main goal is to have a simple wardrobe that allows me to feel confident when I leave the house while still being comfortable enough to chase two toddlers. I’ve put together four budget-friendly outfit ideas that have inspired some of my shopping for the Fall.
According to a report by the Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS), there were more than 407,000 children in foster care in September 2020 [“This report reflects all AFCARS data received as of October 4, 2021 related to AFCARS reporting periods through September 30, 2020.”]. That is a staggering, heartbreaking statistic.
People make the choice to become foster parents for different reasons. I’d like to share my own story of becoming a foster (and eventual adoptive) parent.