I Dream of Eugenie

She’s got brains, beauty, talent, work ethic, and a caring heart. Today we’re introducing another member of our board of directors, our non-profit Treasurer, Eugenie Ooi. As a board director, Eugenie provides oversight to make sure we are in compliance with laws, stay on mission, and help guide the direction of the organization. As treasurer, Eugenie oversees the finances and tax …

Meet Board Director Marie Kirchner

As I shared in my last post, I introduced our Chairman of the Board of Finally Family Homes. And previously shared about our executive director. Today we’re introducing a member of our board of directors, Mari Kirchner. The job of a board director in a non-profit organization can vary, but in our organization they provide oversight to make sure we are in compliance …

5 Tips for Dealing with a Lying Teenager

dealing with lying teenager

​I hate lying. It’s disrespectful, infuriating, and hurtful.  But it happens. Every teenager lies at some point, even though they are certainly old enough to know it’s wrong. It’s important to deal with teenage lying and manipulation for the sake of your relationship and to help keep them safe. If your teenager is lying about their wherabouts, and there’s an accident …

Orphans in Kyrgyzstan

foster care inspiration

And What They Taught Us About Hope I didn’t know Dasha was an orphan when I met her. I just knew she was a friendly teen who was volunteering to help run the summer camp alongside me at the local church in Kyrgyzstan where I was visiting. Currently her government only supports orphans until they reach 15 or 16 years old. …