Raising whole girls.

These girls of mine! Oh my heart. When little sister arrived earthside we had a blue blanket and a pink blanket ready to go. There were already 3 boys in our home at that point and big sister ran into the room, on seeing the pink blanket wrapped around the tiny bundle she exclaimed to…

I’ve thought about becoming a foster carer…

Have you said those words? Googled how to become a carer? You certainly wouldn’t be alone. There is a incredible wide gap between the number of submissions for information and the number of people who follow through with an application. So what stops people? Fear. Particularly, the fear of the unknown. It isn’t the only…

May is Foster Care Awareness Month

Each May I delve a little more in depth to the heart of foster care. If you have followed Our Family Grows for any length of time you will know that this isn’t just something we talk about, we have a passion to see each and every child reach their God given potential and sometimes…

A visit to Gallipoli, Turkey, for Anzac Day

Almost 106 years ago, young men set off from our shores on an Adventure of a lifetime. Little did they know the horrors that awaited them. Many didn’t make it back and none returned the man that they left. While we didn’t wake and stand on our driveway on Saturday morning to mark the anniversary…

Around the world weekends. First stop? China.

After our first weekend in quarantine I knew we needed a plan! Our weekends are usually busy with multiple kids sports, Ark gatherings, footy games and a little bit of free time. Suddenly all of those things weren’t available to take up the hours and we have already hang out at home during the week!…