What Fills Your Cup? Thoughts For Foster Parents

We’ve all heard it, but it’s very true – and very important. You can’t pour water out of an empty cup.  “Like many mothers, I used to constantly push my own needs aside,” confesses Kristy of a Fostered Life. “But I began to experience – and my husband and my family experienced – if Mama ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy.”

If you’re not taking care of yourself, you won’t be able to care for the children in your home. Many foster parents burn out after two years because of the stresses involved. Here are some ways to help prevent burning out and be at your best while nurturing others!

Get a YMCA membership

Stay hydrated

Read something inspirational

Journal

Listen to positive podcasts

Prioritize date night with your significant other

Hire a mother’s helper

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Rachel Skousen

Rachel has a long-held passion for adoption that was sealed through her work as the content manager at Adoption.com. She currently works as a content specialist at Adopting.org, finding and sharing amazing adoption content from across the web. She is a mom of three and loves reading and napping in her spare time.

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