What I Wish I Knew – Adoption Stories Part 2

What I Wish I Knew – Adoption Stories Part 2

Last week we posted the first part of this series on a rather common sentiment among adoptive parents. This blog aims to help address some of the most common “I wish I knew” moments, but you should also reach out to us or your local adoption service if you have more...

What I Wish I Knew – Adoption Stories

How many times have you heard a friend say “I wish I had known that before I started” or “I wish I knew then what I know now?” It’s a common sentiment and one that affects everyone. It is also an especially common one surrounding issues of adoption, because many...
Summertime Activities for Families in Lenexa

Summertime Activities for Families in Lenexa

The end of the school year is fast approaching and we all know what that means – summer! Summer can be a great time for children and families, especially when pool parties and picnics are involved. But it can also be a stressful time for parents. From juggling...

Easter Crafts for Families   

Spring is here and that means Easter is coming up soon. This year it falls on April 16, which means parents have plenty of time to get together some great crafts for their kids. Of course, many of your children will be doing crafts in school, but they are another...

It’s Time to Talk Summer Camps

We know, it’s just now spring break. And the snow is still falling over much of the central and eastern parts of the country. Even with all of that, summer will be here in no time and it’s time to think about summer camps for your children. Often, specialty camps fill...

Spring Break Family Activities – Missouri

Spring break! Spring break! Can you hear the cheer of the students as they run out of school on a Friday afternoon, ready for the first big vacation of the year? With unusually warm bouts of weather this year, spring break might even prove to be a bit warm with...

Spring Break Family Activities – Kansas

Spring break! Spring break! Can you hear the cheer of the students as they run out of school on a Friday afternoon, ready for the first big vacation of the year? With unusually warm bouts of weather this year, spring break might even prove to be a bit warm with...

Teaching Adopted Children Their Story

Parents of adopted children will one day face the question about whether or not to tell their child the story of how they came to join the family. An intensely personal decision, parents must make the decision that is best for the child and family. There is no easy...

Online Support for Adoptive Parents

Now that the spirit and cheer of ringing in the New Year has settled, many of us are back to the usual routine. That means meal prep, long work hours, shoveling snow, laundry, homework, and so much more. Usually we all end up feeling like the day needs just one more...
The Importance of Holiday Stories

The Importance of Holiday Stories

For many of us, Christmas is a special time of year when we get to spend time with loved ones and give back to our neighbors, family, and communities. For our young ones, it is quickly become all about presents. Especially when you consider how many toy commercials...