Amber has been married to her college sweetheart from Texas A&M, Kyle, for 11 years. They encountered the difficulty of infertility, and it became the biggest blessing of their lives when it pushed them to pursue adoption. Both of their kids (Willow and Jonas) were born in China and adopted as toddlers; attachment has been a beautiful and unique story with each of them. Amber used to teach and then followed her passion to help children as a school counselor before becoming a mom. Although Amber stays at home with her children now, one day a week she gets to practice play therapy as a licensed professional counselor at Family Connections Counseling in Colleyville. Faith, family, and friends are especially important to Amber. On a day off, you can find her playing games, laughing, reading, talking, sleeping, watching a movie, or enjoying family time outside.
Proud to be a single mom to multiple kids

Facing Trials with Kids :: 8 Scenarios in Which We Can Strengthen Our Bond

I want to capitalize on these moments of HARD by showing them my most nurturing side. I want us to face difficulty as a team! Cheesy sounds good to me, if it means my child's bucket is filled up by me RIGHT when it is the most empty. 
Kids who are homeschooled have many resource options.

The Back-to-School Adjustment

When our littles get back home at the end of a very full, exciting day, they're tired. At the beginning of the year, when they're not used to it, they are VERY tired.
Chose how you look at situations in life.

The “And” Mindset :: My Mental Health

Once we begin to accept some conflicting emotions, we also receive the benefit of greater self awareness. We can process life's ups and downs much more easily.
Celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month.

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage :: A Local Resource Guide

Whether it is on a national or local level, we constantly look to point out Asian influences. We get into movies, books, shows, music, and theaters that involve Asian people.
woman sitting in grass gazing at sunset

Finding Hope After Infertility

The problem will be resolved, whether it's through getting pregnant, adoption, or acceptance. Realizing there is resolution is critical for those around a woman with infertility to understand.
Plan an Easter egg hunt.

A Day in the Life :: Easter in My Home

We go to church as a little family, embracing the excitement all around us for the joyous holiday. Easter has always been both a holy and social day in my life, and I love giving that to my kiddos as well.
Being antisocial teaches a mom about what she values and needs.

What Being Anti-Social in 2020 Taught Me About My Social Skills

I think we all fall on a spectrum between introverted and extroverted. Where are you? However, even if you are the most extroverted human around, don't you still need little moments alone?