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Travel on a Budget: Indianapolis

Thank you to Indy Aerial Views LLC for the fantastic aerial photos featured in this article. This website may contain affiliate links. Traveling with your large foster family can be an overwhelming thought, but with these budget friendly tips for a...

Join The Frugal Family

The Frugal Family was born through a foster support group. With a desire to share great deals with one another, a small group of foster parents made a group that has now expanded to include friends, family and anyone looking for great deals, tips...

Dear Foster Parent

  Inspired by many who have experienced life in foster care.   Dear Foster Parent, The day I was taken from my home was the worst day of my life. I was scared and desperate to make sense out of what had just happened.  I arrived...

Travel on a Budget: Disney World Vacation

The costs associated with traveling to Disney World are enough to make any parent shutter.  Thinking about the cost for traveling to Disney with a LARGE family seems downright impossible. Lucky for you, I am the deal hunting, penny pinching...

A Letter to My Daughter’s Teacher

Dear Teacher, Tomorrow, I will put my daughter on a bus and send her off to an exciting new school year. 2nd grade is a year I honestly never really envisioned when I held that beautiful baby in my arms and dreamt of her future. It’s tucked between...

The $100 Vacation Plan

So, vacation has come to an end and we are back in reality again.  The trek to and from Navarre, Florida with our crew of 8 plus 2 grandparents was quite adventure filled with great memories and lots of much needed sunshine. In a recent...

The Anxiety-Free Vacation?

To have a large family means living a frugal life.  For our family, we live frugally throughout the year, which allows us to have a more than satisfying Christmas season and to vacation once or twice a year. One of my foster favorites is...

Those Frightening Teen Foster Girls

Scary, emotional, unpredictable, scheming, hormone driven, false accusation making, window jumping runaways…who could I possibly be referring to?  Teenage girls in foster care? These frightening beasts are without a doubt, the most feared...

Foster Care: The First 30 Days

Disclaimer: The following information is based on Indiana DCS policy and my personal experiences…but don’t let that stop you.  Read on, because if you have even a twinge of curiosity, this may answer a lot of questions. So, you are...

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