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Julia DesCarpentrie

Julia DesCarpentrie

Julia DesCarpentrie is passionate about orphan care, adoption and fostering. She has been blessed to live out God’s call on her life in those areas through her work with The CALL (Children of Arkansas Loved for a Lifetime), a foster care church initiative encouraging more Christian families to foster children in need. Julia has been an advocate for the fatherless for 10 years, as both a volunteer and also serving with Hope for Orphans before her work with The CALL. She is also an active volunteer in the community and has served on several community boards. She continues to minister to other mothers and foster/adoptive families through writing and speaking with MomLife Today. Julia is the mom of five children entrusted to her care through birth, adoption and fostering. She and Branden have been married for 16 years.


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Royal Fascination

By Princess Julia DesCarpentrie “Princess jammies!”  wailed my over-tired 2-year-old daughter.  The strawberry, monkey, and  ballerina pajamas were unacceptable.  Only the nightgown with Disney princesses residing in the dirty laundry…

Learning to Trust Again

“Mom, I’m just so scared God won’t answer my prayer since He didn’t answer my prayers for Grandma,” my daughter sobbed.  I was shocked out of my reassuring answer. She…

Summertime Favorites

Summer is my favorite season of the year. I am a jealous guard over our schedule — we plan as little as possible to allow plenty of time for swimming, cookouts,…

A Continued Calling

I woke up Sunday morning, groggy and grumpy. “Sweet Pea,”’ our 21-month-old foster baby, has sleep issues and finally gave up the fight at 5:00 a.m. As I lay in bed at…

Mother’s Day or “Me” Day?

Disappointment is an emotion I didn’t expect to experience on my first Mother’s Day. I had set my expectations a little high: breakfast in bed, pampering, long nap in the afternoon, glory…

Celebrate Motherhood All Month Long

Why limit Mother’s Day to one day? Celebrate the sacrifices of the women in your life all month long. And this year expand your focus and see if there is a…

Spring Brake Equals Simple Fun

I was looking forward to spring break more than my kids. I had almost every hour planned out with fun places to visit and outdoor activities. Monday morning dawned clear and beautiful…

How to Create a Love Nest

As a mom of four kids, taxi driver, short-order cook, laundry service, etc., it’s hard to transition to sex kitten after the kids are all tucked in. If I’m not careful,…

Someone Else’s Child

My sweet son, While watching you play with a group of children, another mother commented that she “could never love someone else’s child.” Her eyes can only see a child…

Making Chores a Game for Kids

One of the greatest gifts my mom ever gave me was a toilet brush. Okay, so the toilet brush wasn’t gift wrapped, and it was shared with my four siblings….

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