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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2015 Tapestry Events Kick Off This Weekend

posted on January 18, 2015

We kick off our 2015 calendar tonight Sunday, January 18, 2015 with Fostering Hope, our support group for foster families and those considering foster care. We have a busy year planned and have posted events through March which can be…… Read More

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10 Ways to Support Kids in Foster Care

posted on May 20, 2014

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…… Read More

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Check the Expiration Date on Your Compassion

posted on May 6, 2014

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…… Read More

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Band-Aids Heal More Than You Can See

posted on April 25, 2014

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.…… Read More

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Can I Give My Child a Joyful “YES” Instead?

posted on April 22, 2014

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…… Read More

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Compassion Is the Answer. What’s the Question?

posted on March 2, 2014

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,…… Read More

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May I Have a Compromise?

posted on February 3, 2014

When people hear our kids ask, “May I have a compromise?” they tend to look at us a bit funny. They seem completely confused when we respond to our kids as if requesting a compromise is normal. But at our…… Read More

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Let’s Try That Again

posted on January 23, 2014

“Let’s try that again” is a phrase heard daily at our house. With six kids in our home, we are always looking for simple ways to correct our kid’s unwanted behaviors without seeming like we are always correcting them. One…… Read More

Holiday Challenges and Opportunities

posted on December 12, 2013

The holidays are a wonderful time for all of us … but they also mean that we are with are kids – a lot – and we will get plenty of opportunities for correcting and connecting.  As we all journey through this…… Read More

A New School Year

posted on August 27, 2013

My oldest started kindergarten yesterday, and she was nervous. I think I masked my nervousness in three hours of cooking, preparing myself for the week. For 8 years I was the teacher reassuring parents, so aside from a couple days…… Read More