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...
Children and Devices

Children and Devices

Where do we draw the line when it comes to our kids and devices? And how do we navigate requests for cellphones when they are older? How long is too long when it comes to looking at a screen on a road trip? Our entire world is very different from when we (the parents)...
Ways to Celebrate and Show Thanks

Ways to Celebrate and Show Thanks

The day for rest, family, and giving thanks is nearly upon us. While you and your family bond on Thursday, whether it’s you, your spouse and children or a whole big family gathering, take the time to really think about what you wish to give thanks for. Talk to your...
How Cooking Helps Parents & Kids Bond

How Cooking Helps Parents & Kids Bond

With Halloween in the rearview holiday mirror, we are all turning our focus to the next big holiday – Thanksgiving! And what a wonderful holiday it is. With a focus on spending quality time with family, preparing and eating delicious food, and relaxing afterwards with...
Connecting With Your Adoptive Community

Connecting With Your Adoptive Community

For some adoptive parents, the community that surrounds them is supportive, but not necessarily made up of other adoptive parents. Having a community as parents is incredibly important and pivotal to success. From swapping stories about parenting trials, to sharing...