Episode 4: The Raddest Mama

February 24, 2018

Today’s guest is so special.

She gives me hope for being a parent, but specifically a foster parent – because she herself was a foster babe, and is now a successful, wonderful, loving, and caring adult/wife/mother. Brandi is one of the few adults that I know who was a foster child, and she shares her journey with us on today’s podcast. Along with how she found herself in foster care, and how she grew up in a broken adoptive home, Brandi offers sage advice on how to be a successful adoptive parent, and how to eat a replanted celery stalk.

Our guest

We jumped right into Brandi’s story, and I pretty much introduce her at the end (I am still getting the hang of this!), but some quick tidbits about Brandi:

She is of Thai, Irish, and Hispanic descent.

She is 35 and has 5 kids.

She is a photographer and lifestyle/food blogger.

She thinks that she is not fully rad, so she is Rad-ish. But I think she is the Raddest.

I’m friends with Brandi, and you can be too! Find Brandi on Social Media and Online:

Photography website 

Instagram: B Hansen Photography

Radish Mama website

Instagram: Radish Mama

Today’s Good Word of the Day:

“They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.”

Jeremiah 17:8

Brandi reminds me of this verse. She is like a tree planted by the water, that is strong and bears great fruit, despite the rocky beginnings she had.

I’m glad you got to hear Brandi’s voice today, and hope you will join me again for next week’s episode.

And the photo cred has to go to her as well. I believe this is from her trip to Amsterdam last year.

If you would like to connect:

Jihae on Facebook

Fostering Voices on Instagram

Jihae on Instagram

You can also email us at jihaeandchris@yahoo.com

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