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Posts Tagged ‘Forever Family’

Summer 2014: Stranger Danger More Complicated for Forever Families
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Summer 2014: Stranger Danger More Complicated for Forever Families
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May

Refreshing my kids about stranger danger safety takes priority as I think about back-to-school activities. Stranger danger is a complicated concept to teach children. After the tragic abduction and slaying of a precious ten-year old in our community, it’s even more important to me. As my children return to school, I entrust them to the […]

Winter 2013: Embracing Blended Holiday Traditions
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Winter 2013: Embracing Blended Holiday Traditions
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Nov

The holidays are my favorite time of year, filled with traditions, family and hope for the new year. My family is a joyous melding of multicultural traditions from roots that run deep and afar around the world. American, German, French-Canadian, Guatemalan and Ethiopian flavors blend to create infused family traditions that respect the past, give […]

Fall 2013: Learning Positive Adoption Language
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Fall 2013: Learning Positive Adoption Language
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Aug

It’s back-to-school time, and I’m reminded that words are powerful. I adore words: to speak them, read them, contemplate them, be uplifted by them, help my three young daughters learn them and hear what they have to say with them.   For many, adoption involves a process for which there seems little common language. Honestly, […]

Summer 2013: Welcoming Home a New Forever Family
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Summer 2013: Welcoming Home a New Forever Family
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Jun

The journey to motherhood is celebrated with meaningful rituals, traditions and shared moments. Showers are opportunities for the experienced mommas to share with the excited new ones. The welcome-home showers for my daughters are special moments that I will never forget and took place soon after my girls came home. For expecting adoptive mommies, there […]