Kim McCullough

Kim is a native Northern Virginian. She married her high school sweetheart and they have two children, Leland (2014) and Christy (2015). She is a foster & adoptive mom and a pastor's wife and is passionate about advocating for exploited women & children and going green without breaking the bank. You can find her educating and empowering women to live consciously and take care of their health by switching to safer and ethically produced products over in her Facebook community ( She LOVES: Jesus, her husband’s cooking, snuggling her kids, taking naps, talking about the Enneagram, and the beach. She could do without: humidity, bugs, winter, and writing thank-you notes.
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How Being Trauma-Informed is Changing the Way I Parent

I realize that "trauma-informed" is a bit of a buzzword right now. As a foster parent, I spent the last few years learning how to parent children who come from hard places. This means...
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An Experienced Campers Guide to Camping with Kids

I’ve only been camping twice in the last 15 years and I have never been camping with kids, which makes me the very last person you should ask about taking your family camping. But...
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Foster Care Awareness Month Part 3: How can I help without fostering?

This is a continuation of a three-part series answering common questions about foster care. Check out Part 1 and Part 2. I don’t feel called to be a foster parent, but I want to help. What...
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Foster Care Awareness Month Part 2: Caring for Biological Families and Emotions

This is a continuation of a three-part series answering common questions about foster care. Check out Part 1 and Part 3. How do you care for biological families that aren’t working to be healthy? We do...
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Foster Care Awareness Month Part 1: Answering Your Questions

I recently gave people a chance to ask their honest questions about foster care on my Instagram stories with the promise of answering them in a blog. So, as promised, here are some of...

Conflict in Marriage: How One Friendship Led To Healing

Just a few months after we said our vows, my husband and I found ourselves in the midst of seemingly insurmountable conflict in our marriage. So, of course, we thought a big change was...
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The Interruptions Are My Job

Lately, I have had many opportunities to talk to my kids about big concepts, like racial reconciliation, the reality of evil in the world, and the hope we have in God. They ask a...

Training: Why My “Word of the Year” From 2019 Is Still My Word in...

It's January and you've probably already decided what your goals and resolutions are for the new year. But mine this year haven't changed much from the last two years. Yes, even after the year...

10 Things to Consider Before Beginning Your Adoption Journey

Over six years ago, my husband and I started our foster care and adoption journey. We had a spare room, big hearts, shiny rose-colored glasses, and lots of naivety. While those things got us through the...
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Herndon & Reston, VA Neighborhood

We are grateful for the sponsor of this guide: The Royster Hearth Group. This Realtor Group are experts in this area. Please be sure to check out thorough details about their practice below. We are...

7 Tips for a Thriving Marriage in the Midst of a Pandemic

All marriages go through seasons, but “Pandemic” is probably the season you never saw coming. Maybe the pandemic has been a blessing to your marriage, providing simplified schedules, more margin to connect, and an...

How to Plan a Birthday Party During Quarantine

My son had been looking forward to his birthday for months. And of course, no one could have seen quarantine coming. He turned 6 at the beginning of May and all he wanted was...

Pursuing Justice Starts at Home

In 2018, I wrote an article called How I’ve started Engaging My Children about Race. I was about two years into my journey of intentional awareness of the systemic racial oppression that exists in...

Staying Connected During Social Distancing

These certainly are strange times.   As an introvert, staying home is not super daunting for me. However as a mom of three kids 5 and under, with a husband who still has to work, and...