Amy Monroe

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Compassion Is the Answer. What’s the Question?

posted on April 10, 2013

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

Oh No, I’ve Said Too Much

posted on February 14, 2013

We’ve all done it.  I dare say there is not an adoptive or foster parent alive that has not had that sinking feeling as they walked away from a conversation, hung up the phone, or re-read their online post after…… Read More

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Finding Help & Hope for the Journey

posted on January 13, 2013

It began simply enough.  We had welcomed our son home less than a year earlier, and we were on our way home from a small gathering of adoptive families at a local church.  That evening was spent listening to a…… Read More

A Brief History of Tapestry

posted on October 11, 2012

We are often asked questions about how Tapestry began. Here is a short video that gives you just a bit of the history — The video was created as part of a church-wide focus called Journey On — a celebration…… Read More

Can You Say You’re Sorry?

posted on September 4, 2012

Sometimes, the baby wakes up at 5 am with a fever, and your 4 year old comes bouncing in an hour later excited for the first day of school. As you are struggling to wake up, sort through what a…… Read More

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The Dog Days of Summer

posted on June 18, 2012

Summer is in full swing and it seems like déjà vu all over again. I’ve written in the past about the challenges that summer presents for me as a mom. In listening to many of my friends, it sounds like I…… Read More

Still Grateful to Share My Mother’s Day

posted on May 11, 2012

I wrote the thoughts below last Mother’s Day.  As I celebrate this year the gift of being a mother to the four children I love so dearly, I will once again remember that they are each loved by other mothers…… Read More

How Do You Measure Success?

posted on May 5, 2012

Check out the latest video from Empowered To Connect as Amy & Michael Monroe talk about the need for adoptive and foster parents to remain focused on what it means to be successful in the parenting journey as we love children…… Read More

New Discussion Group for Women Starting in June

posted on April 26, 2012

The Connected Child, co-authored by Dr. Karyn Purvis, has become one of the most helpful and encouraging books for adoptive and foster parents in helping them understand how to compassionately and effectively deal with the challenges that they and their…… Read More

Seeing with Eyes of Compassion

posted on January 27, 2012

I’ve written previously about the need for adoptive and foster parents (and all parents, for that matter) to see their children with eyes of compassion.  Jen and Loren Decker understand this.  I met Jen over a year ago at a…… Read More

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