Peace in the Process and Thanksgiving!

Kristin Taylor is guest posting today, visiting from kristinhilltaylor.com. Kristin is the author of Peace in the Process The same year my middle-child Ben was born and adopted into our family, our small group from church started a tradition. I’m not sure we knew it was going to be a tradition, but this group – [...]

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National Adoption Month – A Few Words on Orphans

November is National Adoption Month! I’m doing a giveaway of 25 Days of Thriving Through Christmas on Facebook and Instagram. One book for Facebook winner and one for Instagram! Find the posts and tag three friends to get your name in the drawing.  The Whole House Team will draw and share the winners, live on [...]

Understanding Your Adopted/Foster Child’s History

“A scar is evidence of a wound, but also evidence that we can heal.”- Scott McClellan I didn’t think it would be this hard. My child’s behaviors are out of control. He got kicked off the school bus AGAIN. He keeps punching kids in line. The whole house is like a war zone. I thought [...]

Co-regulation & Self Regulation

Last Wednesday, I promised to follow up on my three points on Burden Bearing Mothers. Today, I am talking about number one. Children from hard places CAN'T, Not WON'T bear their own burdens. They cannot self-regulate. He ran through the house, knocking chairs over and books off the shelves. "I can't get him to behave," [...]

Burden Bearing Mothers

We women sat in Bible study sharing our burdens. We didn't get to the lesson. All of us had so many things we needed to process and pray for. The common theme? Our children. There is nothing like a Mother's love for her child. There is also like a Mother's burden of guilt if she feels [...]