25 Days of Thriving Through Christmas An Advent Devotional for Adoptive and Foster Families – Coming soon!

If you have adopted or foster children, this is for you. If you have a special needs child, this is for you. If even thinking about the busy Christmas season coming in a few months makes you break out into hives, this is for you. If you're thinking about skipping the festivities altogether because it's just [...]

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Three Myths About Parenting that Keep us Trapped in Worry and Guilt

"Soul shaping is hard work. Often planting these seeds pushes against your own selfishness. Excellence requires that you cultivate and uphold your own inner standards in a world that makes concessions." I used to think that there were major sins and minor sins. Sins that were outwardly visible or labeled 'bad' were the ones to [...]

Investment Parenting with Co-Regulation

Susie, a friend of mine (plus foster and adoptive Mom) shared a conundrum she had recently while teaching four year-olds during Sunday school class. A new little one melted down and hid under the table. She had no special instructions for the little one and wasn't sure how to handle it. You see, there is [...]

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 [...]

Thinking About Adopting Mini Seminar Recap

If you were thinking about coming to the 'Thinking About Adopting' Mini Seminar and just couldn't make it, here is a quick recap. There was lots of conversation, coffee and collaboration of many individuals to make this event happen. Thanks to Joe 'n' Throw for providing the venue, making the mugs (for prizes) and the [...]