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What to Do After Tapestry Conference is Over?

posted on October 25, 2019

At Tapestry Conference last weekend, Tara Vanderwoude gave a beautiful testimony describing adoption as being both a blessing and a tragedy at the same time. The truth of her words struck deep into my heart. Adoption is often filled with… Read More

Tapestry Conference 2019

posted on October 1, 2019

Tapestry Conference 2019 is almost here! The conference will be Friday and Saturday, October 18-19, at Irving Bible Church in Irving, Texas. Click here to listen to Chris, Kayla, and Ryan of One Big Happy Home talk about some of the… Read More

Who’s the Boss??

posted on September 23, 2019

This blog post was originally published on the Play Works Counseling blog. I want to say the Boss Card idea was born out of a deep altruistic desire to provide the best tools and resources to already weary parents looking… Read More

When the Feeling Is Missing

posted on September 1, 2019

This blog post was originally published as a guest blog post on WACAP Now Blog. Those who choose older child adoption face many distinct challenges. Many of the challenges are openly discussed as parents seek out advice and wisdom in how… Read More

Back to School Resources

posted on August 13, 2019

Securely attached children tend to approach uncertainty with interest and curiosity. For maltreated children, however, uncertainty overwhelms, frightens, and freezes them in their track. Since the learning process is, by definition, about not knowing something, we should not be surprised… Read More

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An Adoptive Mommy’s Purse

posted on August 1, 2019

I met my sons for the first time 10 years ago.  Even after so many years, the anxiety I felt in that moment is palpable. Sweaty palms. Upset stomach. The intense urge to flight somewhere in the complete opposite direction.… Read More

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2019 Tapestry Conference “Abounding Love”

posted on June 12, 2019

The 2019 Tapestry Conference will be held October 18-19 at Irving Bible Church. The 13th Annual Tapestry Conference ‘Abounding Love’ will remind you of the abounding, never give up, always enough love that God shows each of us. We will… Read More

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Love Like Crazy

posted on May 13, 2019

Sometimes people look at our families, built through adoption, foster care, and kinship placements, and wonder why we would choose this path for our family. Our guest blogger, Chantel, shares with us the new path her family is on and… Read More

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It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year, Maybe

posted on November 19, 2018

I am really looking forward to celebrating Thanksgiving on Thursday. It’s one of my favorite holidays. I love the way it smells, the weather is usually perfect and there’s football to watch. Maybe I’ve idealized the whole thing, but the… Read More

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From Pep Rally to Reality

posted on October 22, 2018

I love going to conferences!  Adoption and foster care, home school, women of God, marriage, to name a few.  I love spending time learning from experts in the field.  I love hearing stories from those who have failed and those… Read More