As I have mentioned before, self-care is REALLY important as a foster parent. This will look different for everyone as we all have different passions and what is relaxing to me, frankly would cause hubby to twitch :-).
For me, one of my go-to stress relieving self care things is to get creative. I am a 3rd generation crafter :-). Once all is done for the day, you will often find Hubby and I plopped on the couch watching an epidose or 2 of our current favorite show and I will be busy with either crochet, jewelry, or custom banner designs. I find it nearly impossible to just sit still and watch TV without DOING something else.
I have started selling my jewelry and promoting my custom banners at local craft fairs as well as selling the jewelry online in the My Doughty Life Facebook page. Let me know if you see anything you like!
- Thoughts to new Foster Parents
- Powerful reminders in parenting and the importance of leaning in and enjoying it!