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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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Repair Your Mistakes: Apologize to Your Kids

posted on August 29, 2014

The Bible says that children are a blessing from the Lord. That’s a big, sobering statement because as their parents we have the responsibility to raise them well. There are days when I feel like I get it wrong and…… Read More

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Becoming a Band-Aid Dad

posted on April 29, 2014

Recently I came across an Adoptive Families Magazine article entitled Band-Aid Mom. In the article, Wendy Flemons, an adoptive mom, asks this important question – “Can a Band-Aid do more than heal a physical wound?”  As simple as it may…… 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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Strong Dad, Nurturing Dad: Practical Ways to Balance Structure and Nurture

posted on April 15, 2014

Join adoptive and foster dads and dads-to-be as we explore what it means to be both a strong and nurturing father to the children that we have been blessed to love and care for.  This event will be led by…… Read More