The Importance of Protecting an Adopted Child's Story

The Importance of Protecting an Adopted Child's Story

Adoption stories can be so encouraging to share with others that are in the process or considering adoption. However, an adopted child’s personal story is one that should be carefully protected and not often shared. Read how and why it is important to protect an adopted child’s story.

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Why Your Child Needs To Say No

Why Your Child Needs To Say No

Letting our children say no can be extremely frustrating. Especially when their “no” results in disobedience. Despite the frustration it is so important that our children learn to say no and that we as their parents respect their “no”. Read more to see how beneficial this is.

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Not All Adoption Is Good

                            Not All Adoption Is Good

Adoption isn’t always the best option, especially when children still have living family members. Read a perspective from a corrupt adoption experience and why family reunification is so important. Adoption can be a beautiful thing, but it needs to be ethical and in the best interest of the child. Unfortunately not all adoption are.

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8 Things a Girl Needs From Her Mom

8 Things a Girl Needs From Her Mom

The mother-daughter relationship is so valuable. As Mom’s there is great privilege and responsibility in raising daughter’s well. Daughter’s need their mom’s to pursue their hearts, model self-respect and confidence, and love them unconditionally. Continue reading to find out what your daughter needs and how you can meet those needs.

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How to Balance Screen Time for Your Child

How to Balance Screen Time for Your Child

Screen time is an increasing concern for children. Kids spend a lot less time doing activities that are beneficial for their minds, bodies, and souls. Read more to find out a great way to have your child earn screen time by doing other stimulating activities first.

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Naming Your Child's Trauma

Naming Your Child's Trauma

If you’ve fostered or adopted, it’s likely that you’ve parented or are parenting a child that has experienced trauma in their past. Trauma can be so challenging to navigate as it is different and manifests differently for all children.  Learning to name your child’s trauma for them, when they can’t is a great tool in helping them process their emotions.

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Mother's Day - A Painful Perspective

Mother's Day - A Painful Perspective

Mother’s day is great way to honor and celebrate our moms. However, Mother’s day can also be a very painful day. Death, infertility, strained relationships, and illness are some of many situations that can make mother’s day a hard day. Continue reading for a different perspective of Mother’s Day and how you can be sensitive to those around you.

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3 Questions Not To Ask An Ethnic Adopted Child

3 Questions Not To Ask An Ethnic Adopted Child

Adoption is an amazing thing. Being an adoptive mom, I have experienced many of the ins and outs of adoption. This post is inspired by my 11-year-old daughter and experiences she has had being an Ethiopian child in a white American family. The goal of this post is to inform and educate people that may not have experience interacting with adoptive families and children.

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The Difference Between Listening and Hearing your Child

The Difference Between Listening and Hearing your Child

Kids talk… A LOT… If we are being honest, we probably don’t really listen and actually hear what our children are saying most of the time. It requires a lot of energy to listen close enough to know whether or not your child is saying something important. And viewing something as important could look totally different between a parent and child’s perspective.

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How to Reach Your Tween Through Respect

How to Reach Your Tween Through Respect

Disrespect is hard for anyone to stomach, especially us parents. We expect our kids to respect us because we deserve it, we’re the parents... right? As a man especially, respect is likely the most important thing to receive from my children. Continue reading to see how respecting your tween can help strengthen your relationship.

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8 Things to Consider When Choosing an Adoption Agency

8 Things to Consider When Choosing an Adoption Agency

Making the decision to adopt is not a light decision. When it is time to start the process it is overwhelming to figure out how and which adoption agency to choose. Here are 8 things to consider once you’re ready to make the next step in starting your adoption journey and choosing an agency.  

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How to Support your Spouse in their Goals

How to Support your Spouse in their Goals

What happens when you get married, and you and your spouse are both goal oriented and enjoy setting goals for yourselves. And just for fun, let’s throw in kids, because let's be honest, we think accomplishing goals is challenging before kids, until you have them. Continue reading to learn how to support your spouse in their goals.

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