• Saving Souls

    These are special moments when all six are sitting calmly in one place. Cartoons will do that to a toddler and their dogs, and Ana didn’t miss the opportunity for a candid group shot. This picture is rare, unusual, and when I saw it, my mind hit replay. Four...
  • Guy Time

    With three kids and a couple of businesses to run Ana and I have not been spending enough time individually with our kids. We do a lot together as a family but that precious one-on-one time has been rare, too rare in my opinion. So last week we decided...
  • Learning To Parent With Patience And Understanding

    Frustration and reaching the end of your patience when raising three toddlers is inevitable, but my wife Ana and I have learned that raising your voice may be a way of regaining temporary control but it doesn’t solve the problem, it only makes it worse.  Since becoming foster parents...
  • Big Boy Dreams

    I was just like him growing up. I loved motorcycles. I remember the first time I actually rode one all by myself. I was twelve I think, I can’t say for sure, but the feeling has never left me. My mom had dropped me off for the summer with...
  • Our Foster Kids Came Back – Show 48

    Episode 48: You can read this related article about the girls coming home. Last October the two little girls that we took in as foster kids moved to live with a former foster family that wanted to adopt them.  We did all we could to help make that happen...
  • Coming Home

    Some stories are harder to tell than others. This one is both heartwarming and tragic. For those that don’t know, my wife Ana and I are foster parents. One year ago we got a call about two little girls aged one and two. The Department Of Family Services was...
  • Is One Child Enough Or Should We Have Two? – Show 27

    We started with one foster child, then we had three, and now we are back to one.  While we told each other we wanted to focus all of our energy and attention on Jesse, two weeks after the girls went to live with their forever family we are considering...
  • Moving On

    Later on today Ana will pull a suitcase from the closet. She’ll pick a big one, but only one, because everything that’s important has to fit into it and a second bag just isn’t in the budget. The rest will stay here and will get shipped later. She will...
  • Ana Tigre and I Get Into The Being A Foster Parent Thing

    Ana Tigre joins me to talk about being foster parents of three toddlers at age 59(me) and 43(her) and we come clean about the hard times as well as how we turned them into good times. Raising kids is never easy and dealing with traumatized kids adds a dense...
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