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See Me

“See Me.” (published with permission by the youth) See ME. Look at ME. See my curls, my freckles, my beautiful, blue, questioning eyes. Look past the straight face, wary glances, backwards hugs and flinches. See me. Shoulders forward, head down. See that I don’t want… Read More »See Me

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Foster Care looks like…

Foster care. It looks different than people think or imagine. It is different ages, different stages, different stories, different caregivers, different endings. It is babies, toddlers, elementary aged, teenagers, and young adults. It is cousins, siblings, grandparents, teachers, aunts, uncles and friends. It is social… Read More »Foster Care looks like…

a butterfly on sidewalk

The Hard Question

I knew I wanted to post about #SuicidePrevention and awareness today, but didn’t realize how it would come about. I had some infographics in my notes to share. I had some statistics. Yet the day moved along with still no post. Then Dominique and I… Read More »The Hard Question

a self care wheel

Wellness Wednesday

(*We use self-care and intentional well-being to mean the same thing) It is Wednesday…so this post will be about intentionally taking care of YOURself. YOU. Why do we make this a recurring theme? If you attend any Resource Family Training, you will hear it there… Read More »Wellness Wednesday

Ambiguous Grief…

Published by Dominique Soileau  · January 15  ·  Ambiguous grief has laid its heavy cloud on my household this week. For those who are not familiar with the term, ambiguous grief is the loss of someone who is alive yet unreachable and is a very familiar emotion with those in… Read More »Ambiguous Grief…

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My Taki Girl

Published by Dominique Soileau  · June 2, 2020  ·  During this current uncertainty, pain and general suffering of so many around us, I want to take a moment to congratulate this amazing miss. The past 19 years of raising you has taught me about healing families, both those formed by blood,… Read More »My Taki Girl

3 women smiling on Mothers Day

20 Mother’s Days

Published by Dominique Soileau  · May 10, 2020  ·  Some people think foster care is about brokenness. Broken families, broken children, broken system. I want to tell you what it’s really about. HEALING. Healing families, healing relationships, healing support networks. I have only been doing foster care for close to a… Read More »20 Mother’s Days

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Judge Day

Published by Amanda Mueller Kitchens  · April 29, 2020  ·  Today is Lyla Joy’s Judge Day Anniversary! Tonight we have ketchup with hot dogs and lots of ice cream!! Just like with Gracie Girl last week, we celebrate resilience, enduring love, family AND remember belly families while honoring the ambiguous grief… Read More »Judge Day