What kind of art speaks to you?

And are you feeding your LOVE of ART and sharing it with your kids? I cannot remember the last time I visited the DIA – Detroit Institute of Arts….just that my now 14 year old son was still in a stroller! It was before he got sick and we started down the journey of recovery…. […]

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When Dreams Die

Thank you to one of our Warrior Dad’s for sharing his story of dreams, losing them and then finding them for your children. In the beginning, we all have dreams for our children. Whether it was in the hospital delivery room, or like for us, the day in court when the judge pronounced us adoptive […]

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What Your Adoptive Teenager Wants You To Know

I know the majority of parents can agree that being a teenager wasn’t all that easy. Puberty, recognizing that the opposite sex didn’t actually have cooties, having BO, anxiety and of course the sassy attitude that always got you into trouble were pretty standard teen stuff. Face it, adding the ending -teen on your age […]

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What Brings You Joy?

I’ve been ruminating on Joy. It would be easy to write a how to list, or a check list. But is it fair to tell another person what THEY need to bring them joy? NO! Instead I believe it’s best to individually ask yourself the hard questions. You are the best person qualified to figure […]

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The Faces We Wear – Part Two

My friend opened up and told me she was tired, feeling alone and desperately needed time away with her husband to reconnect and remember what it felt like to be “her” instead of the mom of three kids. She needed five minutes to NOT be a mom, to be herself – not the mom that had […]

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The Faces We Wear – Part One

Recently, I walked past a mom that I know in passing and casually asked her how she was doing. She surprised me. Usually she gives a chipper answer, life is good, great, couldn’t be better, basically has the face on. Today was different. Today she told me she was tired and she wasn’t doing very well. […]

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Our Top Ten Facebook Posts of 2015

Healing Complex Kids Top 10 Facebook Posts of 2015 Here it is! These are the 10 Facebook posts you clicked on the most, shared the most, and commented on the most in 2015. #10 – 10 Signs of Gluten intolerance you need to stop ignoring. https://www.facebook.com/HealingComplexKids/posts/896628170372906 #9 – Ever had this kind of a day!? […]

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Do you know your love language?

One of my favorite books is The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman. Gary encourages you to figure out your loved ones love language and how to best fill their love tank. He explains how to show your spouse, child, or other loved ones that you love them, in a way they will appreciate and […]

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Beauty Out of Chaos

This morning I opened my eyes and groaned, hoping for just a few more minutes of sleep. Instead, my husband told me that he would be taking a sick day. His back was hurting and he’d been wide awake in pain since 2:30 this morning. I immediately jumped out of bed and went into problem-solving […]

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