Posts by The Tapestry Team
|April 22, 2021
||Navigating Relationships with Biological Family: A Conversation with Kayla & Ryan North
||Kayla North, Tapestry,'s Executive Director and her husband, Ryan talk with us today about navigating relationships with biological family. They are experienced adoptive parents and former foster parents who have built and maintained relationships with their children's biological family. Listen, enjoy, and learn from this experienced couple!
|April 19, 2021
||Never Say Never When Searching for Birth Family
||I thought I’d never find them--the paternal side of my birth family, that is. Retha and Mike, my parents through adoption, shared what they knew. I still remember sitting with them at about age two on the couch made of tiny french green knots. Without a doubt, in the era of closed adoptions, they were miles ahead in openness. “Your birth father was an executive at GM and your birth mother was his secretary.”
|April 5, 2021
||3 Helpful Books for Understanding Trauma
||When it comes to trauma, we can never be too informed as foster and adoptive parents. Reading books about trauma can help us to frame our children's behavior and struggles in a new way. It helps us approach them with compassion and kindness because we have a better understanding of where they have been and how that impacts their brains and behaviors.
|March 29, 2021
||Trauma Impacts the Whole Family: An Interview with Lisa Qualls
||In this interview, Lisa Qualls, writer of The Connected Parent and at One Thankful Mom, shares how trauma has impacted her and her family. In this interview, Lisa shares ways that she has experienced trauma as a birth mom, ways her family has experienced trauma because of adoption, and how she has experienced hope and healing through it all.
|March 1, 2021
||My Part in Parenting
||Ever feel like a failure at parenting? I have. I’ve parented “well” until I am exhausted from parenting. And still, she reacts In inappropriate ways.
|November 29, 2020
||A Three-Point Plan for Parenting Middle Schoolers
||This guest post is from Lisa Qualls at One Thankful Mom, one of the 2020 Tapestry Conference featured speakers. Learn more about this year’s conference & register for the REPLAY today! Do you have middle schoolers? Are you wondering how…
|October 11, 2020
||Grieving the Loss
||Most things are slightly more complicated. Some things are significantly more. Frankly, life would be so much easier if we just didn’t do hard things. But, here we are… Going to the grocery store, choosing the restaurant we’ll eat at,…
|October 2, 2020
||Increasing Felt Safety
||Lack of felt safety is one of the five reasons kids misbehave. So what is felt safety? Our nervous systems have an instinct called “neuroception.” This is how we unconsciously distinguish whether situations or people are safe, dangerous, or life-threatening. When our kids have experienced chronic…
|June 12, 2019
||2019 Tapestry Conference “Abounding Love”
||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…
|July 24, 2018
||Tapestry Conference Registration is NOW OPEN!
||Registration for the 2018 Tapestry Conference is now OPEN! The theme this year is Creating Healing Homes. You can find out more about our keynote speaker, Jayne Schooler, author of Wounded Children, Healing Homes HERE. We are in the process of finalizing…
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