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- Meet Karen, the @animalaidandrescuefoundation 2017 FUTY Festival Volunteer of Excellence nominee... "Karen started volunteering with AARF when we were desperately looking for someone to foster a dog that was not working out in the original foster’s home. Since that time Karen has fostered 70 + dogs and has stepped up to be both our foster and adoption coordinator. Even though she has a family with 2 young children she finds space in her busy life to mentor fosters and give advice on training with potential and current adopters. Karen’s can do attitude and the uncanny ability to match the right dog to the right family makes her invaluable to AARF, as we are a small and completely volunteer based rescue. She has built out our community of fosters which has allowed us to double the amount of dogs we save from death row in the southern states. Her love for the animals and her caring commitment to find the right home that works for both the dog and adopter gives her a very large fan base of happy adopters!" ~ AARF #futysea2017 #volunteerawardofexcellence #fostermom #thankyou #family #aarf
- Meet Karen, the @animalaidandrescuefoundation 2017 FUTY Festival Volunteer of Excellence nominee... "Karen started volunteering with AARF when we were desperately looking for someone to foster a dog that was not working out in the original foster’s home. Since that time Karen has fostered 70 + dogs and has stepped up to be both our foster and adoption coordinator. Even though she has a family with 2 young children she finds space in her busy life to mentor fosters and give advice on training with potential and current adopters. Karen’s can do attitude and the uncanny ability to match the right dog to the right family makes her invaluable to AARF, as we are a small and completely volunteer based rescue. She has built out our community of fosters which has allowed us to double the amount of dogs we save from death row in the southern states. Her love for the animals and her caring commitment to find the right home that works for both the dog and adopter gives her a very large fan base of happy adopters!" ~ AARF #futysea2017 #volunteerawardofexcellence #fostermom #thankyou #family #aarf
- Meet Karen, the @animalaidandrescuefoundation 2017 FUTY Festival Volunteer of Excellence nominee... "Karen started volunteering with AARF when we were desperately looking for someone to foster a dog that was not working out in the original foster’s home. Since that time Karen has fostered 70 + dogs and has stepped up to be both our foster and adoption coordinator. Even though she has a family with 2 young children she finds space in her busy life to mentor fosters and give advice on training with potential and current adopters. Karen’s can do attitude and the uncanny ability to match the right dog to the right family makes her invaluable to AARF, as we are a small and completely volunteer based rescue. She has built out our community of fosters which has allowed us to double the amount of dogs we save from death row in the southern states. Her love for the animals and her caring commitment to find the right home that works for both the dog and adopter gives her a very large fan base of happy adopters!" ~ AARF #futysea2017 #volunteerawardofexcellence #fostermom #thankyou #family #aarf
- Yesterday was a mess. Whenever there are big changes, the balance of life is thrown. There is this shift that happens. I knew but I wasn't prepared and I'm not sure anyone ever completely is. It's been less than two months as foster parents. I felt things start to build but I wasn't giving myself the time to work through it. I kept thinking "tomorrow". Then I found myself trying to feed a non-stop fussy baby in a park while my 3 year old yelled to come get him from the top of the slide. I felt my nerves start to shake and I tried breathing through clenched teeth. Then my 4 year old fell and screamed. And I broke. I hurried around gathering the kids with tears streaming down my face. I felt the stares but I just kept my eyes down and got to the car as fast as possible. In a moment all insecurities rose up. All 4 of us sat in the car crying until I could breathe. Our life is re-balancing and I feel like I got off a fair ride trying so hard not to throw up that when it happened it was worse than it should've been. I'm grieving the ease of a life with two kids without court dates, "other parent" visits, case workers, lawyers, and heartbreak over my sweet baby boy, his family, and this system. I'm hating asking for help cause this is the life we chose. My mind is battling with thoughts that I shouldn't do this cause of depression/anxiety issues. And so there's me. In a park. Looking like a crazy woman. I'm thankful friends were there and reassured me that it didn't look that bad 🙄. They're so nice 😅. By confiding in my husband, my God, and my few close friends...I'm raw but on the mend. Moral of this story: If you feel like you're breaking PLEASE reach out to someone safe. Get help and take care of yourself ❤️.
- Yesterday was a mess. Whenever there are big changes, the balance of life is thrown. There is this shift that happens. I knew but I wasn& #39;t prepared and I& #39;m not sure anyone ever completely is. It& #39;s been less than two months as foster parents. I felt things start to build but I wasn& #39;t giving myself the time to work through it. I kept thinking "tomorrow". Then I found myself trying to feed a non-stop fussy baby in a park while my 3 year old yelled to come get him from the top of the slide. I felt my nerves start to shake and I tried breathing through clenched teeth. Then my 4 year old fell and screamed. And I broke. I hurried around gathering the kids with tears streaming down my face. I felt the stares but I just kept my eyes down and got to the car as fast as possible. In a moment all insecurities rose up. All 4 of us sat in the car crying until I could breathe. Our life is re-balancing and I feel like I got off a fair ride trying so hard not to throw up that when it happened it was worse than it should& #39;ve been. I& #39;m grieving the ease of a life with two kids without court dates, "other parent" visits, case workers, lawyers, and heartbreak over my sweet baby boy, his family, and this system. I& #39;m hating asking for help cause this is the life we chose. My mind is battling with thoughts that I shouldn& #39;t do this cause of depression/anxiety issues. And so there& #39;s me. In a park. Looking like a crazy woman. I& #39;m thankful friends were there and reassured me that it didn& #39;t look that bad 🙄. They& #39;re so nice 😅. By confiding in my husband, my God, and my few close friends...I& #39;m raw but on the mend. Moral of this story: If you feel like you& #39;re breaking PLEASE reach out to someone safe. Get help and take care of yourself ❤️.
- Yesterday was a mess. Whenever there are big changes, the balance of life is thrown. There is this shift that happens. I knew but I wasn't prepared and I'm not sure anyone ever completely is. It's been less than two months as foster parents. I felt things start to build but I wasn't giving myself the time to work through it. I kept thinking "tomorrow". Then I found myself trying to feed a non-stop fussy baby in a park while my 3 year old yelled to come get him from the top of the slide. I felt my nerves start to shake and I tried breathing through clenched teeth. Then my 4 year old fell and screamed. And I broke. I hurried around gathering the kids with tears streaming down my face. I felt the stares but I just kept my eyes down and got to the car as fast as possible. In a moment all insecurities rose up. All 4 of us sat in the car crying until I could breathe. Our life is re-balancing and I feel like I got off a fair ride trying so hard not to throw up that when it happened it was worse than it should've been. I'm grieving the ease of a life with two kids without court dates, "other parent" visits, case workers, lawyers, and heartbreak over my sweet baby boy, his family, and this system. I'm hating asking for help cause this is the life we chose. My mind is battling with thoughts that I shouldn't do this cause of depression/anxiety issues. And so there's me. In a park. Looking like a crazy woman. I'm thankful friends were there and reassured me that it didn't look that bad 🙄. They're so nice 😅. By confiding in my husband, my God, and my few close friends...I'm raw but on the mend. Moral of this story: If you feel like you're breaking PLEASE reach out to someone safe. Get help and take care of yourself ❤️.
- Whatever you need- we will help you. However long it takes. We believe in you. We will hold your baby for as long as is needed or forever if that is what it takes. If we are pro-life then we best be willing to stand in the gap when there is no hope and no answers and be willing to get some skin in the game. Otherwise our so called Christianity becomes a banner we wave instead of a lifestyle we live..... {read more...link in profile} #thisisfostercare #fostercare #fosteradopt #fostercareis #fostadopt #fosterlove #fostertoadopt #fostercareadoption #fosterkids #fosterkid #fosterchild #fosterparents #fostermom #fostercarestories #fostering #fosterfamily #prolife
- Whatever you need- we will help you. However long it takes. We believe in you. We will hold your baby for as long as is needed or forever if that is what it takes. If we are pro-life then we best be willing to stand in the gap when there is no hope and no answers and be willing to get some skin in the game. Otherwise our so called Christianity becomes a banner we wave instead of a lifestyle we live..... {read more...link in profile} #thisisfostercare #fostercare #fosteradopt #fostercareis #fostadopt #fosterlove #fostertoadopt #fostercareadoption #fosterkids #fosterkid #fosterchild #fosterparents #fostermom #fostercarestories #fostering #fosterfamily #prolife
- Whatever you need- we will help you. However long it takes. We believe in you. We will hold your baby for as long as is needed or forever if that is what it takes. If we are pro-life then we best be willing to stand in the gap when there is no hope and no answers and be willing to get some skin in the game. Otherwise our so called Christianity becomes a banner we wave instead of a lifestyle we live..... {read more...link in profile} #thisisfostercare #fostercare #fosteradopt #fostercareis #fostadopt #fosterlove #fostertoadopt #fostercareadoption #fosterkids #fosterkid #fosterchild #fosterparents #fostermom #fostercarestories #fostering #fosterfamily #prolife
- Meet Meeko, the lovable little raccoon kitten. She was found living in the basement of an abandoned house, but now she's staying with me until I can find her her perfect fur-ever home! This 1 year old baby loves to purr and will follow you everywhere due to her extra curious nature. She would make a wonderful addition to any household, as long as she has the house all to herself! ☺️ If you or anyone you know may be interested in adopting this little cutie, please do message me! 💕🐈🐾 ......... #mayfairpetcare #philadelphia #northeastphilly #mayfair #love #care #follow #fostercare #fostermom #fosteringsaveslives #fosterkitten #adoptdontshop
- Meet Meeko, the lovable little raccoon kitten. She was found living in the basement of an abandoned house, but now she& #39;s staying with me until I can find her her perfect fur-ever home! This 1 year old baby loves to purr and will follow you everywhere due to her extra curious nature. She would make a wonderful addition to any household, as long as she has the house all to herself! ☺️ If you or anyone you know may be interested in adopting this little cutie, please do message me! 💕🐈🐾 ......... #mayfairpetcare #philadelphia #northeastphilly #mayfair #love #care #follow #fostercare #fostermom #fosteringsaveslives #fosterkitten #adoptdontshop
- Meet Meeko, the lovable little raccoon kitten. She was found living in the basement of an abandoned house, but now she's staying with me until I can find her her perfect fur-ever home! This 1 year old baby loves to purr and will follow you everywhere due to her extra curious nature. She would make a wonderful addition to any household, as long as she has the house all to herself! ☺️ If you or anyone you know may be interested in adopting this little cutie, please do message me! 💕🐈🐾 ......... #mayfairpetcare #philadelphia #northeastphilly #mayfair #love #care #follow #fostercare #fostermom #fosteringsaveslives #fosterkitten #adoptdontshop
- Such cuties!!! These two puppies are the sweetest things!! Fostering is such fun and I'm so glad I get to help these two find their furever homes! Ryker has been such a sweet and gentle big foster brother too! • • • #5weeksold #puppies #puppiesofinstagram #rescuedogsofinstagram #rescuedog #rescuepups #adoptdontshop #adopt #austrailianshepherdmix #cattledog #husky #muttsofinstagram #puppy #puppyplaytime #bigbrother #littlebrother #dogsofinstagram #5weekoldpuppies #fostermom #fosterpup #love #loveislove #sweethearts
- Such cuties!!! These two puppies are the sweetest things!! Fostering is such fun and I& #39;m so glad I get to help these two find their furever homes! Ryker has been such a sweet and gentle big foster brother too! • • • #5weeksold #puppies #puppiesofinstagram #rescuedogsofinstagram #rescuedog #rescuepups #adoptdontshop #adopt #austrailianshepherdmix #cattledog #husky #muttsofinstagram #puppy #puppyplaytime #bigbrother #littlebrother #dogsofinstagram #5weekoldpuppies #fostermom #fosterpup #love #loveislove #sweethearts
- Such cuties!!! These two puppies are the sweetest things!! Fostering is such fun and I'm so glad I get to help these two find their furever homes! Ryker has been such a sweet and gentle big foster brother too! • • • #5weeksold #puppies #puppiesofinstagram #rescuedogsofinstagram #rescuedog #rescuepups #adoptdontshop #adopt #austrailianshepherdmix #cattledog #husky #muttsofinstagram #puppy #puppyplaytime #bigbrother #littlebrother #dogsofinstagram #5weekoldpuppies #fostermom #fosterpup #love #loveislove #sweethearts
- A fan favorite, pet shampoo is easy and fun to make! All you have to do is combine 1.25 cups of distilled water, 1 tbsp of Castile Soap, and 2 drops each of Peppermint, Eucalyptus, Lavender, Rosemary and Cedarwood essential oils into a glass bottle and shake. Voila! Your pup is now ready for a chemical-free bath! Comment below or direct message me with any questions. Sounds good, doesn't it? Please join our webinar coming up September 8 to learn more about the safe use of essential oils with pets. . Sign up here: http://claudiamardel.synduit.com/EOPW0001 #EssentialOils #EssentialOilsForPets #doTERRA #lifestyle #lovemydog #lovemykitty #adopt #fostermom #safe #cats #dogs #horses #catsofinstagram #dogsofinstagram #horsesofinstagram #animals #joinus
- A fan favorite, pet shampoo is easy and fun to make! All you have to do is combine 1.25 cups of distilled water, 1 tbsp of Castile Soap, and 2 drops each of Peppermint, Eucalyptus, Lavender, Rosemary and Cedarwood essential oils into a glass bottle and shake. Voila! Your pup is now ready for a chemical-free bath! Comment below or direct message me with any questions. Sounds good, doesn& #39;t it? Please join our webinar coming up September 8 to learn more about the safe use of essential oils with pets. . Sign up here: http://claudiamardel.synduit.com/EOPW0001 #EssentialOils #EssentialOilsForPets #doTERRA #lifestyle #lovemydog #lovemykitty #adopt #fostermom #safe #cats #dogs #horses #catsofinstagram #dogsofinstagram #horsesofinstagram #animals #joinus
- A fan favorite, pet shampoo is easy and fun to make! All you have to do is combine 1.25 cups of distilled water, 1 tbsp of Castile Soap, and 2 drops each of Peppermint, Eucalyptus, Lavender, Rosemary and Cedarwood essential oils into a glass bottle and shake. Voila! Your pup is now ready for a chemical-free bath! Comment below or direct message me with any questions. Sounds good, doesn't it? Please join our webinar coming up September 8 to learn more about the safe use of essential oils with pets. . Sign up here: http://claudiamardel.synduit.com/EOPW0001 #EssentialOils #EssentialOilsForPets #doTERRA #lifestyle #lovemydog #lovemykitty #adopt #fostermom #safe #cats #dogs #horses #catsofinstagram #dogsofinstagram #horsesofinstagram #animals #joinus
- Hi friends! I've never done a #fridayintroductions so thought I'd give it a whirl. 😉 If you already know me IRL, ignore my babbling. Lol My name is April. I'm wife to my amazing husband Michael, Mom to 2 bio girls, and "temporary Mom" to a sibling set of 3 through foster care, including the little beauty in this pic. This fostering journey is revealing that I also have a Mama Bear streak a mile wide, so don't mess with my babies! 😂 I love to read and cook, and I believe that tea>coffee. I'm a former preschool teacher turned homeschooler, wannabe gardener and farmer, and sometimes blogger, though most of my writing stays in my journal between God and me. 💙 My hearts desire is to love my people well, to open my arms, heart, table, and home to all those God brings into my path and recognize every moment as sacred and holy bc God is in it.
- Hi friends! I& #39;ve never done a #fridayintroductions so thought I& #39;d give it a whirl. 😉 If you already know me IRL, ignore my babbling. Lol My name is April. I& #39;m wife to my amazing husband Michael, Mom to 2 bio girls, and "temporary Mom" to a sibling set of 3 through foster care, including the little beauty in this pic. This fostering journey is revealing that I also have a Mama Bear streak a mile wide, so don& #39;t mess with my babies! 😂 I love to read and cook, and I believe that tea>coffee. I& #39;m a former preschool teacher turned homeschooler, wannabe gardener and farmer, and sometimes blogger, though most of my writing stays in my journal between God and me. 💙 My hearts desire is to love my people well, to open my arms, heart, table, and home to all those God brings into my path and recognize every moment as sacred and holy bc God is in it.
- Hi friends! I've never done a #fridayintroductions so thought I'd give it a whirl. 😉 If you already know me IRL, ignore my babbling. Lol My name is April. I'm wife to my amazing husband Michael, Mom to 2 bio girls, and "temporary Mom" to a sibling set of 3 through foster care, including the little beauty in this pic. This fostering journey is revealing that I also have a Mama Bear streak a mile wide, so don't mess with my babies! 😂 I love to read and cook, and I believe that tea>coffee. I'm a former preschool teacher turned homeschooler, wannabe gardener and farmer, and sometimes blogger, though most of my writing stays in my journal between God and me. 💙 My hearts desire is to love my people well, to open my arms, heart, table, and home to all those God brings into my path and recognize every moment as sacred and holy bc God is in it.
- Adopted!..... by us. ❤️ Otis did not end up needing the surgery we thought he’d be getting, but he did get neutered since he was already under anesthesia. I wasn’t planning on adopting, but my younger cat has been picking on my older cat who’s not very interested in playing with him, and I think a little friend is just what he needs (and lets be real, we totally love this little dude!). We now have a (very complete!) group of 3 and will of course be continuing to foster! 😻 #fosterwin . . . . . #otisandmoose #rescuekittens #ilovecats #catstagram #catsofinstagram #cats_of_instagram #fostercat #fosterkittens #fostermom #kittycat #kittensofinstagram #thedodo #cutepetsclub #fosteringsaveslives #bestmeow #kittenlove #rescuefosteradopt #pawsneedclaws #adoptdontshop #cutekittens #ilovekittens #rescueismyfavoritebreed #spayandneuter #tinybutmighty #gottasaveemall #ourfosterkittens @excellent_cats @cats_of_instagram @catsofinstagram @bestmeow
- Adopted!..... by us. ❤️ Otis did not end up needing the surgery we thought he’d be getting, but he did get neutered since he was already under anesthesia. I wasn’t planning on adopting, but my younger cat has been picking on my older cat who’s not very interested in playing with him, and I think a little friend is just what he needs (and lets be real, we totally love this little dude!). We now have a (very complete!) group of 3 and will of course be continuing to foster! 😻 #fosterwin . . . . . #otisandmoose #rescuekittens #ilovecats #catstagram #catsofinstagram #cats_of_instagram #fostercat #fosterkittens #fostermom #kittycat #kittensofinstagram #thedodo #cutepetsclub #fosteringsaveslives #bestmeow #kittenlove #rescuefosteradopt #pawsneedclaws #adoptdontshop #cutekittens #ilovekittens #rescueismyfavoritebreed #spayandneuter #tinybutmighty #gottasaveemall #ourfosterkittens @excellent_cats @cats_of_instagram @catsofinstagram @bestmeow
- Adopted!..... by us. ❤️ Otis did not end up needing the surgery we thought he’d be getting, but he did get neutered since he was already under anesthesia. I wasn’t planning on adopting, but my younger cat has been picking on my older cat who’s not very interested in playing with him, and I think a little friend is just what he needs (and lets be real, we totally love this little dude!). We now have a (very complete!) group of 3 and will of course be continuing to foster! 😻 #fosterwin . . . . . #otisandmoose #rescuekittens #ilovecats #catstagram #catsofinstagram #cats_of_instagram #fostercat #fosterkittens #fostermom #kittycat #kittensofinstagram #thedodo #cutepetsclub #fosteringsaveslives #bestmeow #kittenlove #rescuefosteradopt #pawsneedclaws #adoptdontshop #cutekittens #ilovekittens #rescueismyfavoritebreed #spayandneuter #tinybutmighty #gottasaveemall #ourfosterkittens @excellent_cats @cats_of_instagram @catsofinstagram @bestmeow
- Sometimes your workouts take an hour and half because the kids won't GO TO BED!!! I could have dropped out after the first 10 minutes, but I've decided my health is a priority so I did it anyway. In between the nonsense. I've got a 6am call with my tribe so. I'm heading to bed. Dreams don't take a weekend! . . . . . #superherointraining #cleaneats #yogateacher #motivation #nevergiveup #fitnessjourney #yogimom #fostermom #yinyogalove #staypositive #loveyourself #wellnesswarrior #fosteringsaveslives #strength #selfcare #livingwithdepression #mentalhealth #weddingdressready #superheromoms #healthyeating #adoptedandproud #healyourself #likeaboss #crushinggoals #lovemylife #rescuepups #fosterkids
- Sometimes your workouts take an hour and half because the kids won& #39;t GO TO BED!!! I could have dropped out after the first 10 minutes, but I& #39;ve decided my health is a priority so I did it anyway. In between the nonsense. I& #39;ve got a 6am call with my tribe so. I& #39;m heading to bed. Dreams don& #39;t take a weekend! . . . . . #superherointraining #cleaneats #yogateacher #motivation #nevergiveup #fitnessjourney #yogimom #fostermom #yinyogalove #staypositive #loveyourself #wellnesswarrior #fosteringsaveslives #strength #selfcare #livingwithdepression #mentalhealth #weddingdressready #superheromoms #healthyeating #adoptedandproud #healyourself #likeaboss #crushinggoals #lovemylife #rescuepups #fosterkids
- Sometimes your workouts take an hour and half because the kids won't GO TO BED!!! I could have dropped out after the first 10 minutes, but I've decided my health is a priority so I did it anyway. In between the nonsense. I've got a 6am call with my tribe so. I'm heading to bed. Dreams don't take a weekend! . . . . . #superherointraining #cleaneats #yogateacher #motivation #nevergiveup #fitnessjourney #yogimom #fostermom #yinyogalove #staypositive #loveyourself #wellnesswarrior #fosteringsaveslives #strength #selfcare #livingwithdepression #mentalhealth #weddingdressready #superheromoms #healthyeating #adoptedandproud #healyourself #likeaboss #crushinggoals #lovemylife #rescuepups #fosterkids
- Here. It dawns on me. Neither one of them know the story and neither understand yet. And we certainly don't know the whole story or how the story will end but they'll learn the story and they'll understand it one of these days. One day they will. It was right here, that I realized neither one of these babies will ever remember spending their first night together in their first foster home and, just like that, it dawns on me: Neither one of these babies should ever have to remember spending any broken nights away from their mother in the first place. And I should hope they don't; I should pray for no more broken nights. It's in these discerning moments that the reality of this mission grieves me. Right here, I stop doing all the things and it dawns on me. It grieves me. #thisisfostercare #fostercare #fostercareawareness #fosterlove #fostertheheart #fostermom #fosterbabies #foster #brothers #motherhood
- Here. It dawns on me. Neither one of them know the story and neither understand yet. And we certainly don& #39;t know the whole story or how the story will end but they& #39;ll learn the story and they& #39;ll understand it one of these days. One day they will. It was right here, that I realized neither one of these babies will ever remember spending their first night together in their first foster home and, just like that, it dawns on me: Neither one of these babies should ever have to remember spending any broken nights away from their mother in the first place. And I should hope they don& #39;t; I should pray for no more broken nights. It& #39;s in these discerning moments that the reality of this mission grieves me. Right here, I stop doing all the things and it dawns on me. It grieves me. #thisisfostercare #fostercare #fostercareawareness #fosterlove #fostertheheart #fostermom #fosterbabies #foster #brothers #motherhood
- Here. It dawns on me. Neither one of them know the story and neither understand yet. And we certainly don't know the whole story or how the story will end but they'll learn the story and they'll understand it one of these days. One day they will. It was right here, that I realized neither one of these babies will ever remember spending their first night together in their first foster home and, just like that, it dawns on me: Neither one of these babies should ever have to remember spending any broken nights away from their mother in the first place. And I should hope they don't; I should pray for no more broken nights. It's in these discerning moments that the reality of this mission grieves me. Right here, I stop doing all the things and it dawns on me. It grieves me. #thisisfostercare #fostercare #fostercareawareness #fosterlove #fostertheheart #fostermom #fosterbabies #foster #brothers #motherhood

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