Courage

“Have the courage to live life the way you want and not the way others wish you did. Get used […]


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Making a Change

Originally I started this account as a place to talk about my foster care journey and I’ll still share those […]


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On This Day … Six Years Ago

On this day six years ago, the day started like any other. I got up early and went to work. […]


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Kindergarten Graduate

“The more that you read, the more things you will know, the more that you learn, the more places you’ll […]


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My Road To Being A Foster Mom

View this post on Instagram A post shared by Allison (@withstrengthofheart) May is National Foster Care Month. I have decided […]


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Being A Single Parent

I had an experience five years ago today where someone made a comment to me about being a single parent […]


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Being A Mom Is A Hard Job

“A good mom has bad days and great days and normal days and overwhelming days and perfect days and super […]


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Be Gentle With Yourself

I am sure someone out there needed this reminder!


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You Remember, Right?

View this post on Instagram A post shared by Allison (@withstrengthofheart) Last night Caroline looked at me while we were […]


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Foster Care Has Cost Me A Lot

Foster care has cost me a lot (thank heavens not my family or friends) but I have gained so much […]


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Testimony Through Music

View this post on Instagram A post shared by Allison (@withstrengthofheart) Tonight I took my beautiful girls to a devotional […]


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Gracefully Broken

I was in Dollar Tree last night and there was a lady and two kids behind me in the LONG […]


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