Kim McCullough

Kim is native to Northern Virginia and lives with her family in Herndon, VA. She married her high school sweetheart and they have two children, Leland (2014) and Christy (2015). She and her husband have been foster parents through Fairfax County since 2015 and are also adoptive parents through foster care. She is the Director of Foster the Family DC, a local non-profit providing much-needed support to foster, adoptive and kinship families.

Feeling Overwhelmed about Conscious Consumerism? You’re Not Alone

Conscious consumerism is a hot topic lately, and while most of us can agree that it's important, it's also incredibly overwhelming. So I want to share my journey so you feel a little less...

How I Battle Modern Day Slavery In A Dress and How You Can Too

You may be wondering what wearing a dress has to do with slavery. And I will get to that, but first, let's talk facts. Did you know there are more slaves today than there...
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Kim’s Family Life: A Photo Essay Series

I am a stay at home mom to two preschool-aged kids, 13 months apart. These days are long and often feel like groundhog day, the same thing over and over. Having Bridget Eldridge come...

The Day I Threw the Play Food Away: The Case for a Simple Childhood

I'm sure you've read about, or at least seen the headlines, promoting simple childhoods and minimal toy rooms. I always liked the idea of this, but experienced the benefits for myself a few years...
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Sunscreen: Equipping You To Choose Safe and Effective Sun Protection

As someone who has eliminated many of the toxic chemicals I use in my daily life, one of my passions is to help others do the same. One of the most common questions from...

5 Ways to Support Foster Parents

I get asked a lot about how people can help support foster parents. And I love that question because I truly believe that more people would foster if they knew they had a strong...
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Self-Care: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly, and The Point

I want to talk about self-care. I’m sure you’ve seen the memes.   “You can’t pour from an empty cup.”... “Self-care is not selfish.”...etc.   As mothers, we often must put our children before our own needs or...

5 Easy Swaps to Reduce Plastic Use

From food packaging to glittery holiday decorations, plastic is almost impossible to avoid. However, more and more information is available to us that should cause us to think twice before we take that next...

To The Man That Saved My Dad

I’m sharing my dad’s story with his permission. Just A Regular Day It was around 5:00 pm the day before Thanksgiving. My dad ran to the store to grab some last minute food for Thanksgiving dinner. He told me...

Adoption: Our Plan A and B

I will never forget the day we signed our adoption agreement. Sifting through the medical records the social worker handed me, I found a document with tiny feet imprinted in ink. My heart skipped a...

How I’ve Started Engaging My Children about Race

Despite living in a diverse area in Northern Virginia, it’s all too easy to live segregated lives. As a middle-class white woman, I grew up distant from the issues people of color face and...

Teaching Your Child to Forgive Starts With You

“I sorry Mommy. I fur-give you?” said in the sweetest little voice with the most genuine look of concern my son can muster. He had nothing to be sorry for, but certainly had much to...

Green Beauty: 5 Simple Steps to Switch to Better for you Skincare

There’s a lot of talk right now about toxin-free living. Maybe you’re a skeptic of this movement, much like I used to be. But my mind started to change as more research came out...

Foster Care: Your Reason Not to Foster Might be the Reason You Should

My husband and I have been fostering in Fairfax County for three years. It’s one of the best and hardest jobs in the world. What makes it the hardest, is the same reason people...