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Stuff. More Stuff

Published by Amanda Mueller Kitchens  · December 20, 2018  ·  The pages of Dominique’s story and mine intertwined while sitting around a table at a foster care support group. Like Dominique, my journey to this point started a little over seven years ago, when my husband and I became what is… Read More »Stuff. More Stuff

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That Midnight Call…

Published by Dominique Soileau  · December 15, 2018  ·  It has been seven years since my husband and I became a foster home, now known as Resource Parents. Three years ago we had settled in with our two now adopted children and I had an itch to step back onto the… Read More »That Midnight Call…

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If I Saw You Again…

September 11, 2020 It is our boy’s birthday today. He is lovely, intense, loyal, explosive and rigid, playful, quirky, curious, smart and thoughtful. He yearns to be loved and accepted, and yet struggles to show his connection and feelings to people. His soul seems, at… Read More »If I Saw You Again…

a heart ornament that says "a wee hug"

*Hugs*

Amanda here. If you know me well, you know I am not a hugger. Friends and family tell stories of my cringing or having a panic face as people approach for the hug. I am a classic overthinker, so it just makes for an awkward… Read More »*Hugs*

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Hello world!

We don’t pretend to be bloggers. Every once in a while we have some moments of life-sharing, lessons learned, experiences to laugh (or cry) at. We do want to connect, and believe we can do that through sharing our experiences. That is what we will… Read More »Hello world!