Posts by Amy Monroe


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April 24, 2015 What’s the Measure of Success? Have you ever gone to bed at the end of a long day filled with dealing with your kids and felt as though overall you had done a terrible job of being a parent? Honestly, this was how I felt… 0
May 6, 2014 Check the Expiration Date on Your Compassion I remember when we moved out of our house to remodel the downstairs after experiencing a water leak. In the process, I was forced to confront one of the more unwelcome tasks of moving – cleaning out the pantry. In doing… 0
April 22, 2014 Can I Give My Child a Joyful “YES” Instead? One of the things I’ve learned in my journey as a mom is the need for me to raise the level of nurture I bring to parenting in order to help my children build trust.  My children need to trust… 0
March 25, 2014 Things to Consider Before Telling Your Child’s Story When telling the story of your family’s adoption/foster care journey it is important to remember that it is your child’s story too. You are the guardian of this precious treasure, and while parts of their story should not be considered… 0
March 2, 2014 Compassion Is the Answer. What’s the Question? I’ve been talking with a lot of moms lately and many of them are struggling with their kids.  I get it.  There are days I struggle too.  The issues we face vary from the small, frustrating and everyday, to the big,… 0
April 10, 2013 Compassion Is the Answer. What’s the Question? I’ve been talking with a lot of moms lately and many of them are struggling with their kids.  I get it.  There are days I struggle too.  The issues we face vary from the small, frustrating and everyday, to the big,… 0
February 14, 2013 Oh No, I’ve Said Too Much We’ve all done it.  I dare say there is not an adoptive or foster parent alive that has not had that sinking feeling as they walked away from a conversation, hung up the phone, or re-read their online post after… 2
June 18, 2012 The Dog Days of Summer Summer is in full swing and it seems like déjà vu all over again. I’ve written in the past about the challenges that summer presents for me as a mom. In listening to many of my friends, it sounds like I… 0
May 11, 2012 Still Grateful to Share My Mother’s Day I wrote the thoughts below last Mother’s Day.  As I celebrate this year the gift of being a mother to the four children I love so dearly, I will once again remember that they are each loved by other mothers… 0
April 26, 2012 New Discussion Group for Women Starting in June The Connected Child, co-authored by Dr. Karyn Purvis, has become one of the most helpful and encouraging books for adoptive and foster parents in helping them understand how to compassionately and effectively deal with the challenges that they and their… 0