Call for Submissions – Earn a $100 gift card!

Are you a dedicated and passionate houseparent, committed to making a positive impact on the lives of children? Have you ever wanted to share your experiences, insights, and wisdom with others who are considering a career in houseparenting? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you!

We Want to Hear Your Story

At, we believe that the real-life experiences of houseparents are invaluable for those who aspire to embark on this fulfilling career path. We are launching a special initiative to collect stories and insights from houseparents and residential care professionals like you. Whether you've been a houseparent for years or are just starting out, your perspective matters.

What Can You Write About?

We welcome submissions on a variety of topics related to houseparenting, including but not limited to:

  • A Day in the Life: Take us through a typical day as a houseparent. Share the joys, challenges, and routines that define your role.
  • Tips and Tricks: What strategies have you developed to create a nurturing and supportive environment for the children in your care?
  • What I Wish I Knew: Reflect on your journey and tell us about the things you wish you had known when you first started as a houseparent.
  • What I've Learned: Share your personal growth and insights gained from your experiences as a houseparent. What valuable life lessons have you acquired?

 Memorable Moments: Describe heartwarming, funny, or inspiring moments that have left a lasting impression on you.

 Why Share Your Story?

Your story has the power to inspire, educate, and guide others who are considering a career as houseparents. By sharing your experiences, you can:

  • Provide invaluable insights to prospective houseparents
  • Foster a sense of community and support among houseparents
  • Highlight the significance of the work you do in shaping young lives

What's in It for You?

To show our appreciation for your contributions, every accepted submission will receive a $100 Visa gift card. Plus, you'll have the opportunity to have your story featured on our website, reaching a wide audience of aspiring houseparents.

How to Submit Your Story 

Submitting your story is easy. Simply write your piece(approximately 500-800 words), proofread it for clarity, and send it to with the subject line "Houseparent Story Submission - [Your Name]." Please include a brief bio about yourself, along with any images you have permission to share.

Note: We understand privacy concerns—for you, your current or former employer, and the children in your care. Please plan to share with our team your place of employment as a houseparent. We will evaluate requests to keep your submission anonymous or not mention the name of your employer on a case-by-case basis. Our team reserves the right to edit submissions for clarity, grammar, and appropriateness. All final blog posts will be shared with the original author for final approval before being published.

Thank you for being a dedicated houseparent and for considering this opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others whoshare your passion. Together, we can inspire the next generation of caring andcompassionate houseparents!


About the Author is a career resource and job board for people interested in pursuing a career in residential childcare. Our mission is to connect dedicated married couples and individuals with employers hiring houseparents, cottage parents, teaching couples and other live-in caregiving roles. Our goal is to share tools, resources and career opportunities so that you can make an impact in the lives of children who need it most.

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