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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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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You have done nothing wrong!

In the Bible there is a story of a blind young man that was blind from birth. One day, while he was sitting in the village market, begging for his living, the priests of the time used him as an object lesson as they passed by. They asked the question of why the boy was […]

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Am I Eugene’s Parent?

In seventh grade, I knew parents that loved their son so much, they turned a boy with some social issues into the school geek. Eugene* (name changed) was a nice and shy student. His pale skin, dark hair with a cowlick in the front, and over-sized glasses didn’t help him with his struggle to fit […]

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