August 1, 2021   0 Comment

Tonight I am sitting in my yard enjoying watching my girls play together. It’s been a peaceful and quiet day […]


May 9, 2020   0 Comment

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


March 3, 2020   0 Comment

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


February 13, 2020   0 Comment

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


February 11, 2020   0 Comment

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


January 12, 2020   0 Comment

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


December 10, 2019   0 Comment

Recently I had the blessing of adoption my beautiful daughter and make her a permanent part of our family. It’s […]


November 5, 2019   0 Comment

4:30 came and I climbed into my van as I do every evening when I am off from work. I […]


November 3, 2019   0 Comment

Adoption … the knowledge that someone else loved your child before you did. It is easy to forget sometimes when […]


October 20, 2019   0 Comment

Tomorrow is my foster care licensing walk through. Now this is something I do every October. This year is different […]


October 15, 2019   0 Comment

“An empty lantern provides no light. Self-care is the fuel that allows your light to shine brightly.” Self care …. […]


September 21, 2019   0 Comment

Our role as a parent is to be their advocate and their constant.