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A Mother’s Heart

Amy Monroe and a few other Tapestry moms share their desire to love God with all of their heart, soul, mind and strength as they travel the ups and downs of the adoption journey.


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Sharing Stories

posted on August 13, 2013

On Wednesday, I was sitting watching my oldest daughter in her gymnastics class when I heard, “Excuse me but you look familiar, do you go to IBC (Irving Bible Church)? Have you ever spoken up front?” As I answered yes…… Read More

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Giving Kids a Choice Gives Them a Voice

posted on August 6, 2013

This post is from Kayla North. She and her husband, Ryan, are a part of the Tapestry Leadership team. You can check out the original post here or read the re-print below: There are so many parenting theories and methods out there. I’ve…… Read More

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May I Have a Compromise

posted on July 30, 2013

Ryan and Kayla North have recently joined the Tapestry Leadership team. They have been a part of Tapestry and IBC for many years, and we are grateful for their willingness to serve. You can read more about the Norths here…… Read More

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Conversations

posted on July 23, 2013

As my husband and I continue on our adoption journey, we have met people who are willing to be vulnerable and share their experiences as an adoptee. Recently I’ve read interviews with Tara Bradford and Carissa Woodwyk. Tara’s interview was…… Read More

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The Time-in: A Confession (and a Plan)

posted on July 16, 2013

I love this post from Colleen Dersken’s blog, Growing Pains, because she accommodated the time-in strategy to meet the needs of her family and she didn’t give up. Read on to see how she accomplished this: I have a confession…… Read More

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How Do I Play?

posted on July 9, 2013

When I think about play, I think about a child playing by herself. In May of 2008, Dr. Stuart Brown delivered a TED Talk titled, “Play is More than Fun.” At the beginning of his talk he contrasted a 15th-century…… Read More

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Webinar – Adoption from Both Sides

posted on July 2, 2013

On Wednesday, July 31, Christian Alliance for Orphans is hosting a webinar titled Adoption from Both Sides. The webinar will feature Carissa Woodwyk and Amy Monroe. The Christian Alliance for Orphans site describes the webinar this way: Listening to the…… Read More

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Stop that Noise!

posted on June 25, 2013

In our first home we had a carbon monoxide detector that plugged in to an outlet and was easily knocked out of the wall. When it was knocked out of the wall, it emitted a continuous obnoxious beep until it…… Read More

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How Do You Handle Boredom?

posted on June 18, 2013

Does the start of summer strike fear or dread in your heart? Are you overwhelmed with planning how to entertain your children? Do you scour Pinterest for new ideas? (Did we mention we are on Pinterest? You can follow us…… Read More

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Mom, do you think … ?

posted on June 11, 2013

My oldest daughter has a question, a personal question. She has asked me this question twice while I’m driving and she’s in the backseat, and she has phrased it the exact same way. She asked me the week before Mother’s…… Read More