• Ana Is Always Right – Show 38

    It’s been one heck of a week but we are finishing strong.  As we kick about this and that it becomes abundantly clear that my blushing bride is never wrong, even when she is.  She makes me laugh so she can be right when ever she wants, even when...
  • My Foster Son’s Biological Mom And I Get Deeper Into It – Show 32

    On October 26th Crystal Ellis, the biological mother of our foster son Jesse, joined me on the podcast to talk about her decision to walk away from a life of gangs, drugs, crime, and violence. It was candid, honest and raw and while the decision has been months in...
  • 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...
  • The Biological Mother Of My Foster Son Jesse, And I Get Raw And Deep Into It – Show 26

    Crystal Ellis is the mother of my foster son.  He is still in our care and she still wants to get him back.  I first met her three weeks after she was released from jail and to say there were some issues between us would be like saying the...
  • Picking Up The Pieces and Building A Better Life – Show 21

    Cady and Emma moved to their forever home on Saturday after living with us for seven months.  Jesse is having a really hard time and misses his sister Emma very much.  While we help him process it, as well as our own feelings, looking forward to what’s next and...
  • 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...
  • Have Kids Destroyed Our Marriage? – Show 20

    This morning Ana and I had an honest talk about our marriage, our business and our lives in general.  It’s been almost two years now since Jesse came to live with us, seven months since Emma and Cady blessed our family.  It has been very trying at times, we...
  • Vacation And Air B and B’s – Do They Suck Or Is It Just Me? – Show 16

    We haven’t had a lot of luck finding a good Air B&B in Southern California, in fact the ones we have stayed at sucked.  Ana and I get into the vacation experience and discuss our next family getaway with two dogs, three kids and two adults in bad need...
  • 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...
  • This Isn’t Easy

    A few days ago Ana posted a picture on Facebook of Jesse along with two little girls that have come to live with us, sitting together on our sofa. We now have three kids under three years old lighting up our lives each day. The comments on that post...
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