Being foster parents has had so many ups and downs for us.

When I wrote this first sentence, it didn’t look right to me…yes, we are foster parents, but I forget that sometimes, just feeling like a parent raising four kids, packing lunches, doing homework, kissing the boo-boos away, and loving each of our kids as much as any parent could.  What I forget is that these precious boys may not be in our lives forever and we are here to support them in whatever happens next.

It breaks my heart to see what a lot of kids have to go through.  The boys have been in our lives for over a year now and I can’t imagine life without them.  We had some tough times initially and once we learned more about each others personalities, strengths and weaknesses, we were better able to communicate more effectively and love each other completely.  We are heading into another difficult time as we await word if they will be in our lives forever, or if our days with them are numbered.  I treasure each second I get and I am so thankful they were put into our lives.

Here is my fortune today.  Let’s hope the same applies to the boys and that their difficulties are fewer and farther between from here on in!


Jennifer McCallum

Thank you so much for stopping by this page to get to know a bit more about me and why I started Parent Guide Inc. My business story started a way back in 2001... …after the birth of my first daughter, I realized that an "all-in-one" resource guide for parents was needed, and fast! I designed the New Parent Resource Guide to fill a gap in the community for busy parents like myself. The New Parent Resource Guide offers an A-Z of key contacts for parents, caregivers, service providers, and health care professionals.  Working with key businesses and organizations in the community, we have also compiled much-needed articles, tips, and charts to answer all your parenting questions. The latest addition to our family is the School Age Resource Guide to serve parents of children, 3 to 18 years!  This guide answers questions about: nutrition, bullying, curriculum, building self-esteem, and much more, as well as offering a full directory of local and national resources. The website offers an “all-in-one” spot for parents to connect, add their own blog, and find needed resources in their community.  It is a site that educates and entertains and if you can't find somthing just ASK me. I am here to serve YOU!  My hope is that you connect with our members, find comfort in their words, and share your own story. My goal is to see what I can do to help make life a bit easier for you.   You are why I do what I do! I can’t wait to get to know you!  Comment below to tell me about yourself – then start blogging so we can find out what makes you get up in the morning!  Check out my blog too and I am sure you will be surprised what gets me out of bed each day!!! Jennifer -  Mom and Publisher

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