Category Archives: parenting

Cute Things Our Kid Says Wrong

So, our three-year-old foster kid mispronounces words in the most ridiculously cute way possible: Bank = Bink Caillou (a kids show) = CaiMee … or … CarMee Octopus = Ossaposs Hippopotamus = Hickopossamus Sprinkler = Splinker Craig = Keg Hokey … Continue reading

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Do girls who are taller than average get put into children’s sports more often than shorter girls?

Our foster daughter, who just turned three, stands 3 feet 5.5 inches tall. For those who don’t know, that is in the 95th percentile for height. My wife and I were talking about this earlier today. Without knowing the parent’s … Continue reading

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Foster Care Day 380: They’re Just Kids… They Can’t be Diagnosed with psychological Issues!

It has been nearly a year since my wife and I received our first foster child into our home. Since that day, we have had a total of six foster children come into our care. Currently we have a three-year-old … Continue reading

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Crash

Emotions. Physical pain. Frustration. I am probably not running in the Eugene Marathon at the end of July. If I do run, it is unlikely I will run the full marathon. Most likely I will run the half marathon and … Continue reading

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Foster Parenting and “Grace”

How do you define grace? For my wife and I, grace is an act of unwarranted favor or mercy toward our foster children. By the definition of foster parenting itself some might consider my wife and I to be showing grace. But … Continue reading

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