Foster Care is Better Than You Think

Foster Care is Not What You Think

Foster Care is Better Than You Think There are many misconceptions regarding foster care. When something goes wrong, it hits the headlines or a movie is made. But truly, every family, case manager, licensing agent, group home staff, or social worker we meet, has a heart of gold! Rather than sharing all the unkind perceptions, […]

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egg nog

Egg Nog for the Whole Family

Delicious Egg Nog For such a simple, quick, treat; egg nog packs a punch of nutrition! As a child, this thick and syrupy milk was gross. But as a mom, I enjoy making this treat throughout the year as a snack. It’s full of proteins and fats, as well as beneficial microbes -if your milk […]

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Vinegar & Honey candy

Honey and Apple Cider Vinegar Candy

Honey and Apple Cider Vinegar Candy Growing up in the south, we are raised with treats such as peanut brittle and pecan pralines. A few years ago, I began to experiment with honey and apple cider vinegar by changing a recipe to include these simple and healthier ingredients.  Some of our friends’ kids have nut […]

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Child trafficking

A Gentle Way to Discuss Child Trafficking

Today, July 30, is World Day against Child trafficking. This day acknowledges that we have a world problem. Several years ago, traveling to Puerto Rico, we witness the signage posted everywhere in the airport how “Child Trafficking is Illegal.” My first thought was, “Puerto Rico has a real problem with child trafficking.” My kids were […]

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The Dream Starts Here

Dreams To Build Homes for Seniors & Orphans

Dreams that will Make a Better World Sometimes we can look back and see there is purpose in the pain we’ve been through. Our family has been a part of helping so many foster children and orphans, and it changed us. After losing our first foster son to cancer, we have dreams of helping as […]

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Mother's Day is about Family

Mother’s Day is about Family

Today is Mother’s Day On this day, everyone is supposed to focus on Moms. It is supposed to be a day to recognize the sacrificial love of a Mom. Yet as I sit here with my kids bustling about their business in and out of our home, it occurs to me that this is not […]

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Immune Stock Real Food Recovery

Basic Immune-Building Stock

Build a Strong Immune with Stock Just like we want to put the best fuel in our cars, so they run well and last longer, our bodies need the best foods to be immune strong. We are all individuals and a little bit different, so our food needs vary a bit from one person to […]

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Virus

How We Choose to Live during a Virus Outbreak

Virus Outbreak We are in unchartered waters. Never in my lifetime has media shared such fear of a pandemic outbreak or information of a virus spreading so quickly. I have no memory in my lifetime of events and industries shutting down like this before. There was concern over the year 2000, but it didn’t shut […]

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