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Mornings with Tom and Tabi

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May 10, 2022

1: Growing Up in Foster Care with Helen Richardson

Helen entered foster care at a young age, and by the time she was 18, she was still in care. After aging out of the system, she went on to discover God's transformative love and care for her. Today, a foster care mom and advocate, she wants parents to know it is possible to accept this much-needed calling and to love the children God brings you--unconditionally.

Learn more about Helen and becoming a foster or adoptive parent through the Wait No More program at Focus on the Family. Click here.


2: I'm Not Ready for This! Handling Life's Hairy Moments with Humor

"Everyone just calm down and give me a minute!" So goes the subtitle of the book, I'm Not Ready for This, by humor writer Anna Lind Thomas. Anna shows us how to reframe our unwanted experiences with humor, grace, and acceptance.

Anna Lind Thomas is a humor writer and popular online personality who founded the funny site HaHas for HooHas. She spends her time writing for various media outlets and hosting her podcast, It's Not That Serious, which is consistently ranked in the Top 25 of the iTunes Family section. Her new podcast with Bunmi Laditan, ​​The Podcast You Listen To While Folding Laundry, is now available wherever you get your podcasts. She is the author of We’ll Laugh About This Someday and I’m Not Ready For This, on sale May 10, 2022.  Anna and her husband, Rob, live in Nebraska with their two young daughters, Lucy and Poppy, and an English Bulldog named Bruno. You can purchase Anna’s new book  I’m Not Ready For This on her website at


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