Murphy’s Law In Action

Do you ever feel like you live in a fishbowl as a foster parent?? Or does your home feel like it has a revolving door of kids, case workers, support workers, licensing, etc.? Were you like me, when I first started, you cleaned everything, made coffee, etc. before the workers came over? Now you tidy […]

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Karen’s Stories | Helping Things Run Smoothly In A Foster Home

Happy New Year, fellow foster families! I’ve been doing videos the last few weeks with Crossroads, but this time I thought I would try my hand at writing a blog. I don’t know if you feel the same way as I do when January starts. You make plans, not necessarily resolutions. At least I don’t […]

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What is “Challenging Behaviour”?

For the month of January, we are going to be focusing on the themes of behaviour and time management. Getting back into a routine with our kids can be tricky, especially following a long winter break. Sometimes our kids’ behaviour can be challenging to handle by ourselves. So, what can we do?   First, we […]

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Setting Resolutions That Stick

Hi Crossroads Family, it’s New Year’s Eve! The day we reflect on the year behind us, and plan for the new year ahead. I’ve always struggled with setting new year resolutions, so much so that for a long time I thought they were a bad thing. My thinking pattern was this: If I couldn’t do […]

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Why Practise Gratitude?

With Christmas on the horizon and New Years right around the corner, many people are planning on putting 2021 behind them and starting fresh on the 1st.  If you’re feeling the same way, I don’t blame you! 2021 was a challenging year with many ups and downs. I would like to try to turn your […]

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Winter Self-Care Strategies

As I’ve gotten older, I’ve learned that while I love the holiday season, it isn’t always easy. From family gatherings to Christmas shopping and freezing temperatures, I find that I get next to no “me” time, and that drains me.

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Winter Activities for Your Family

There is no denying that Edmonton is a winter city! (Now icy too!) I have always heard that Edmonton winters are something to dread.

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Crossroads Disability Care Services Spotlight

Crossroads is a dynamic organization. We provide both foster care and disability care services! Our disability care services provides supports to families who need more than the occasional help.

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What is an intake?

Caregiving for a family member with complex needs is not easy. No matter how much we love someone, when their care needs are higher than our personal energy or our resource base, any caregiver runs the risk of burning out.

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Stress Management Techniques

Stress is unavoidable and results from our busy lives. These days, it is easy to get overwhelmed. Our team at Crossroads wants to provide you with hands-on methods to manage stress in your life.

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