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Kim Foster  Essayist. Novelist. Cook. Chronic Documenter of Life. Wife. Mom of 2 girls. Foster Mom of a boy & a baby. Lover of Pugs.

http://www.kim-foster.com/roachland

I want to thank all our friends, neighbors, colleagues, and Internet friends, who do such lovely things for our foster kids. (You all know who you are.) This foster care thing is on us mostly, but so often our people, our community, step In and make our kids a part of their lives. And that makes their world even bigger. It's beautiful. So thank you, my friends, for taking that extra minute to play peekaboo in the front windows with the baby. And for showing up with (or sending from long distances) sweet gifts to remind them they are special. Thank you for inviting our boy on bike rides and adventures with your families so he sees, and is surrounded by, lots of healthy families. Thank you for that look of joy on your face as the baby runs into your arms and you scoop her up, like she's family. She already knows you love her - she sees it so clearly when you look at her. Thank you for showing them the world can be gentle and kind and welcoming. That love is everywhere. David and I couldn't raise these kids nearly as well without our beautiful, kick-ass tribe. Thank you. #thisisfostercare #fostercare #fosterfamily #love #family #fostertoadopt #fosterlife #fosterkids #community #tribe #ittakesavillage #parenthood #parenting #kids #babies #toddlers #toddler #gratitude #blessings #friends #friendship #peoplewhohaveyourback #vegas #lasvegas #southernnevada #nevada #huntridge #neighborhood #huntridgeneighborhood

Brekkie: two runny eggs poached in bacon dashi, over pea shoots, a smidge of sriracha. #brekkie #breakfast #bacondashi #eggs #bacon #sriracha #boom

This is the kinda night where you pan-fry a NY Strip, slice it, coat it, and some radish sprouts, in ginger-scallion sauce, put out forks and Pelligrino and make everyone pick off one plate. #nodishes #boom #communaleating #eatingtogether #weeknight #weeknightdinner #weeknightdinners #weeknightdinnershortcuts #steak #steakdinner #nystrip

These two. All day,
Cozy in the top bunk, lucy is playing with Nakamae's curls and nakamae is so relaxed she is nearly asleep. On the phone, is a third friend, Annie, and they are all talking about their hair woes. This is #tweenlife. #tweenholiday #tween #tweenstyle #tweens #girlfriends #besties #love #bff #bff4eva

Date night with this guy. Completely Mad about him. Also mad about raw oysters. #datenight #parenthood #besthusbandever #husband #bestdadever #parenting #love #datenight❤️ #fostercare #fosterfamily #family

If you know me, you know I'm not a #baker. But I baked the shit out of @smittenkitchen's strawberry chiffon shortcake cake for Lucy's 12th birthday. David calls this cake "the beast". #boom #notabaker #cake #baking #dessert

3 day weekend ahead. I predict lots of friends, cooking good food and kid fun. Some mountain biking for David. Some writing for me. And, Of course, peek-a-boo. Hope you all have a great one. #thisisfostercare #fostercare #fosterfamily #family #love #kids #games #weekend #holidayweekend #lasvegas #vegas #cooking #party #bigfamily #amwriting #writing

They are hanging out eating kale salad with home-made ranch dressing, but the key here is they are HANGING OUT EATING SALAD. Like on purpose. Because they asked for it. Because salad is cool and adult and healthy all of a sudden. Not a bag of Takis in sight. My work here is done. #girls #girlfriends #healthyeating #kidfood #takis #goodfood #tweens #tween #tweenstyle #tweenfood

Birthday party with girlfriends will be this weekend, but today is her actual birthday, so we took her (without the littles) to lunch at Momofuko. We celebrated Lucy's 12th by springing her early from school and taking her out for pork belly buns and ramen. Lovely gateway to a beautiful year for our girl. #momofuku #momofukulasvegas @momofukulasvegas #buns #porkbelly #ramen #birthdaygirl #birthday #birthdays #12yearsold #girls #girlpower #love #family #lasvegas #vegas

My new-old kitchen island. As everyone around us modernizes their kitchen, ours keeps getting older and older. Thanks @patinadecorlv for tagging us on your @instagram when you found this beauty. It's exactly what we've been looking for. #kitchenisland #kitchen #kitchen #kitchendesign #kitchenrenovation #vintagekitchen #kitchenmakeover #lasvegas ##vegas #historichouses #historichouse #huntridge #historichuntridge #primitivefurniture #primitivekitchen #kitchendecor #primitivekitchendecor

She swears she's a city girl and the first chance she gets, she's moving back to #NYC, but she hasn't realized yet, the desert makes her fierce and free, reckless and open. Love seeing her out here in the rocks and sand. #mojave #girls #girl #girlpower #citykids #citygirl #desertgirl #outdoorlife #tweens #tweenlife