May: Foster Care Awareness Month

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Thank you to all our amazing foster families, and all you have done for children in our community! We are so thankful for you! Becoming a foster parent is not an easy job; your sacrifices and love for these children do not go unnoticed. If you’re wondering what foster care is all about, we would… Read more »

Routines, Quality Time and COVID-19

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COVID-19 has completely wrecked our normal routines and schedules; kids and parents are home from school together all day, every day. Parents are helping kids with online learning and practicing their long division skills, and some children may not fully understand why all of society has shut down for the time being. Now more than… Read more »

Free Foster Parent Book

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Children in Foster Care and Disorders written by Dr. John DeGarmo at The Foster Care Institute offers a quick, easy-to-read overview of many disorders that foster children often suffer from due to trauma. Please check it out, click on this link for the book if you are curious about diagnoses that are common for children… Read more »

May Day – May 1st

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May Day is a celebration with a long and varied history, dating back millennia. Throughout the years, there have been many different events and festivities worldwide, most with the express purpose of welcoming in a change of season (spring in the Northern Hemisphere). Celebrate the day with a fun craft you can make and keep… Read more »

Lunch & Learn: Finding Meaning during this Pandemic

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Exploring grief and finding meaning are wonderfully discussed by Brené Brown & David Kessler in a podcast that is shorter than your lunch hour! Discussing the grief, we are all experiencing in light of this pandemic is something we should all recognize and work through. Brené and David have an open and thoughtful discussion about… Read more »

Spotlight: Jessica & Eric

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At the end of September 2016, Jessica and Eric were welcomed into the Family Resource Network family of providers. Jessica and Eric have three children and two adopted pets named Teddy and C.J. This family has so much love to give that they have opened their hearts and home for children who need a forever… Read more »

Recipe of the Month: Broiled Pineapple Sundaes

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This sundae also makes a great breakfast parfait – just substitute plain Greek yogurt of your choice for frozen! Author: Kate Serves: 4 Ingredients 3 tablespoons brown sugar 3 tablespoons fresh orange juice 1 1/2teasponns honey ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon ½ teaspoon ground ginger 2 cups coarsely chopped fresh pineapple ¼ cup macadamia nuts (or… Read more »

Spotlight: Deb and Steve

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Deb and Steve have been providers with FRN since 2012. Deb and Steve have children of their own to include one adopted child, and decided they wanted to open their doors to change the lives of other children. Deb and Steve have exceptional parenting skills and offer an immense amount of love and patience to… Read more »