172 episodes

Podcast by Cathleen Bearse

The Fearless Fostering Podcast Cathleen Bearse

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.8 • 30 Ratings

Podcast by Cathleen Bearse

    In Conversation with Mama and Former Foster Youth Tina Bauer

    In Conversation with Mama and Former Foster Youth Tina Bauer

    My guest today is Tina Bauer, a mama, former foster youth, adoptee, and foster and adoptive parent consultant. Tina generously shares her perspective with us and gives many helpful tips for foster and adoptive mamas, especially those wondering if they are "doing it right."
    Follow Tina on Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/tinaa_bauerr/
    Find her consulting services here: https://l.instagram.com/?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.experiencecareconsulting.com%2F&e=AT0rO6PAq1xG8n4qqS8gUkAed0heIxf39CA2l3k6MRtgi4Pr_UBsafOourdTjgpah9pq2wd0Qa43yR-nzRSCWcYeujzsNgVRLl96WSM3TsRVXr-1an5HBw

    • 23 min
    A conversation with Mark Daley, Author of Safe

    A conversation with Mark Daley, Author of Safe

    On this episode of the Fearless Fostering Podcast, I sit down for a chat with Mark Daley, author of Safe: A Memoir of Fatherhood, Foster Care, and the Risks We Take For Family. Mark shares about his time as a foster dad, and why he felt the need to write this book. He shares how the broken system is failing kids and first families and what foster families (and EVERYONE else) can do to help.
    Find Mark's book (out January 30th) here:
    www.amazon.com/Safe-Memoir-Fathe…1706476702&sr=8-1

    Find Mark on Instagram here: www.instagram.com/markdaley00/

    • 26 min
    Empowering Foster And Adoptive Mamas The Transformative Power Of Self - Care Planning

    Empowering Foster And Adoptive Mamas The Transformative Power Of Self - Care Planning

    As foster and adoptive mamas open their hearts and homes to kids from hard places, they often find themselves neglecting their own well-being. In the hustle and bustle of daily life, self-care often takes a backseat. However, it’s crucial for us to recognize that our own self-care is not a luxury but a necessity. In this episode, we’ll delve into the importance of self-care for foster and adoptive mamas and how planning out self-care routines can be a game-changer.

    Get your FREE weekly self-care planner here:
    https://stan.store/fearless_fostering

    • 8 min
    A Foster Mama’s Guide To Sharing Your Story On Social Media

    A Foster Mama’s Guide To Sharing Your Story On Social Media

    As you navigate the ups and downs of foster care, you may find yourself wanting to share your experiences on social media. Whether it’s to connect with other foster parents, raise awareness about fostering, or simply document your personal growth, telling your story online can be a powerful and meaningful endeavor. In this episode, we’ll explore some valuable tips for foster mamas who are considering sharing their journey on social media. Additionally, make sure to check out my free checklist, where I share all the tools I use to support foster mamas online:
    https://stan.store/fearless_fostering

    • 11 min
    How To Find Peace And Thrive As A Foster Family In 2024 And Beyond

    How To Find Peace And Thrive As A Foster Family In 2024 And Beyond

    The world of foster care is filled with twists, turns, and unexpected challenges that can leave you feeling stressed and worried about your kids’ cases. It’s crucial to acknowledge these feelings and seek support. In this episode, we’ll explore ways to maintain peace and calm on your foster care journey, no matter what curve balls come your way.

    Get your personalized foster care audit here:
    https://stan.store/fearless_fostering/p/book-your-11-session-with-me

    • 10 min
    Nurturing Tomorrow A Letter To Foster And Adoptive Mamas

    Nurturing Tomorrow A Letter To Foster And Adoptive Mamas

    Dear Foster and Adoptive Mamas,

    As we stand on the threshold of a new year, it’s a profound moment to reflect not only on the challenges we’ve overcome but also on the intentional choices we’re making for our future selves. The daily labor of love, the vulnerability of attachment, and the unique journey of foster and adoptive parenting are not easy feats. In this letter, let’s explore the power of grace, intentional living, and the transformative impact of small, consistent changes.

    You can check out the whack-a-doo sales in my shop (that change every day in December!) right here:
    https://stan.store/fearless_fostering

    • 6 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
30 Ratings

30 Ratings

CarrieTran ,

Foster Mom Friend in Your Phone

Sometimes the journey of fostering seems so lonely if there’s no one in your close circle who’s done it or is in the weeds. Being able to plug into the Fearless Fostering Podcast helps me know that I’m not alone as well as answering questions I’ve had or haven’t even thought of yet. Thanks for sharing your heart with us!

hanwoulddothat ,

Makes me feel a little more sane

Love love love! A podcast that gives me quality advice and comfort! Love!

kristencrew ,

Foster mom + therapist is the best combo!

There’s no podcast quite like it foster and adoptive moms to my knowledge. Having the professional experience as a therapist and lived experience of a foster and adoptive mom makes this always worth a listen!

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