I don't know about KY but in ID, you don't even need to have indoor plumbing or a flush toilet to be a foster parent ;)
Maybe you could get the info by contacting a foster licensing agency or calling CPS in a different county.
My husband and I are probably going to be changing careers and moving into the country in about 6 months. The job will pay much less than the one we have now but we feel that the move is the right thing for our family. I'm starting to get really excited about becoming a homesteading wife and mama but I also need to be saving money and doing cost-effective things.
So, what are your top money saving things? Things like line-drying.
Also, what animal gives...
We're renting so my options are very limited about what I can do. But, I'd still like your ideas.
I cleaned out about half of the cupboards today. They feel like there better now but I don't know that they'll last.
I have bins to help keep the food together but they don't go all the way to the back so I know I'll lose things soon.
Maybe this is the wrong question but how did you keep your 8 month old in the bed? Ok, I understand that the point of that type of bed is so that they can get out of it. I guess my question is- was he asleep when you put him on his bed or did he fall asleep on it? Were you right there as he fell asleep?
My 8 month old is on a sleep strike and so I've been thinking about new ways to help her go to sleep and stay asleep (not all night- I know that's not...
If you're going to knit the hats, I would start with the largest hat size your pattern references- adult-male-large- if you have it. There are several good books on felting or you could probably get tips from the internet. Going slow on the felting is the key.
Good luck. Sounds interesting.
If you have a husband, try to get him to go to the hearings. My husband went and the judge was really impressed that the foster dad was that involved in the process. It also showed the relatives that we were a married couple and had a conversation from the fc's kin about having us adopt the child.
Yes! Go to court! But, try to meet the child's parents at a different time if you can- like before a parent visit.
Be sure to request a copy of the reports that...
My 7 1/2 month old is really starting to get into "helping" me in the kitchen. I'm going to have to put some of these suggestions in a basket down low that she can get into.
I especially like the yarn idea. She love strings and cords but I hadn't thought about giving her short lengths to play with.
In our found items list:
- net bags from veggies
- mini handled bags for shopping
- tiny cake pans (I found a bear at a thrift...
Ok, so for the first time in my foster child's life, she's got a schedule, at least for bedtime, wake time, and a morning nap. But, she also has consistent wake up times during the night. They are- 11pm, 1am, 4:30am, and 6:30am (up for the day, until 8 when she has a nap). I've been trying to stay awake until her 11pm wake up, but I'm just not feeling like I'm getting enough sleep.
Is their any way to help her get to less wake-ups? I've been bottle-nursing her to...
Thanks for your support. It helps just knowing that I can complain to someone.
My husband changed her bed a bit and made it more comfortable and now she can't get enough sleep. Ever since he changed it, she's been sleeping 11 hour nights with just 2-3 wake-ups and taking 3 naps during the day. I think she's making up for all the sleep she missed. This morning, she took a 2 and a half hour nap! I'm so happy and relieved. Of course, now that I'm not running on...