Category Archives: parenting

How can I be a feminist foster parent?

As a foster parent, we never really know how long a kid will be in our care. A kid might be here for another month. Perhaps years. We don’t know. But as a foster dad, it is my job to … Continue reading

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Parenting: We reached the “Why?” Stage

“Where did momma go?” asks our three-year-old foster kid. “She went to visit her friend,” I say. “She’ll be back later.” “Why?” “Because she wants to come back. She would miss us.” “Why?” “Because she loves us.” “Why?” “Because she … Continue reading

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Will this diaper nightmare EVER end?

Every day we’re diapering. No, this is not a Stephen King horror novel or an episode of the Twilight Zone. This is life in foster care. As I have said before, cloth diapering is not hard. Although it is occasionally … Continue reading

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Foster Care Day 419: Dad Learning to Braid Hair

It has been nearly a year since my wife and I received our first foster child into our home. Well… they have all been boys. Until our current foster kid. So, two weeks ago I tried braiding her hair. And … Continue reading

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Cute Things Our Kid Says Wrong – Part Two

So, our three-year-old foster kid mispronounces words in the most ridiculously cute way possible (click here for Part One): Library = Larry Studying = Scuddying Bumped my head = Bunked my head Computer = Poohter Of course, some things are … Continue reading

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