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#98: Mending Your Family Tree with Elizabeth Oates

#98: Mending Your Family Tree with Elizabeth Oates

Elizabeth considers herself "a poster child for children from divorced families." Experiencing divorce at three different ages and stages while growing up, she regularly witnessed marital strife that came from addiction, abuse, abandonment, and general dysfunction. Now a mother of five (three biological, one adopted, and one foster child), Elizabeth has made it her life mission to mend the broken branches of her own family tree through God's redemption, while equipping and encouraging other mothers in the areas of marriage, foster care, and faith. What we chat about: Some unique challenges of raising foster or adopted children Creative ways to deal with tattling kids The story of how Elizabeth's mother's three divorces at various stages in life affected her Managing motherhood as a natural overachiever Creating a mission statement to help evaluate the best places to focus your energy Advice for those considering becoming a foster parent How her new book, Mending Broken Branches (rele