Posts by Kayla North


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September 22, 2018 Connect as a Couple at Conference 2018 Parenting is hard. Parenting kids with a trauma history is even harder. Our days and nights are filled with everything from dirty diapers, homework, and soccer games to therapist appointments, big emotions, and yet another teacher conference to discuss behaviors… 0
April 9, 2016 Family Nurture Groups   We strive to connect with our kids as we teach them new skills.  Before we can take away a survival skill, we need to replace it with a new one. One of the things we often suggest to families… 2
March 7, 2016 Connection Jars Finding ways to connect with your kids can be hard. Connection jars can give you a quick and easy way to add connecting activities to your everyday routine. Set a certain time each day and allow each of your kids… 3
January 17, 2016 Rest I don’t do New Year’s resolutions. I used to but found they were quickly broken, leaving me feeling defeated before the year was really underway. I tried goal setting but found my goals were too small for fear of failing… 0
May 10, 2015 I Get to Share my Mother’s Day Today is Mother’s Day. It’s the day we set aside to celebrate moms for all the hard work and loving attention they give to their children throughout the year. While it is a day of celebration and honor, it can… 0
March 2, 2015 Lazy Parenting I don’t consider myself a lazy person.  I am up early, I rarely sit down, and I always have a to-do list a mile long. I mean who has time to be lazy when you are a parent?  Yet I find… 0
September 5, 2014 10 Ways to Support Kids in Foster Care Ask any foster parent the phrase they hear the most and it will likely be “I could never do what you do” or “I’d love to foster, but I could never give the kids back.”  While it is true that… 0
May 20, 2014 10 Ways to Support Kids in Foster Care Ask any foster parent the phrase they hear the most and it will likely be “I could never do what you do” or “I’d love to foster, but I could never give the kids back.”  While it is true that… 0
April 25, 2014 Band-Aids Heal More Than You Can See Giving and receiving love may seem like an easy thing, but for many adopted and foster kids it is hard. They have given love to people only to have those people disappear from their lives or not return their love.… 0
March 7, 2014 Homemade Candy (Mounds and Almond Joy) Confession….I have a HUGE sweet tooth.  I know that sugar is bad for me.  I know that is zaps my energy, and weakens my immune system…but I love candy. Recently we decided that we were not going to eat candy… 0