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Amber

Amber
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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.
Listen to music to help handle a personal crisis.

20 Ways to Handle Personal Tragedy

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Tragic moments and hard times will reach all of us and our children as well. We want to shelter them, but that isn’t always the best way to help them gain acceptance. Part of strong mental health — a huge part of it — is the ability to accept things as they are.
Just do you and don't worry about other people's opinions.

Just Do You :: The Power of Self-Worth

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Because you’re a person, you’re worthy. You’re incredibly made. You’re fascinating to get to know.
Parents need to talk to their kids about crises, such as COVID-19.

10 Tips on How to Talk to Kids About a Crisis like COVID-19

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Ask yourself, or even ask your kid, how can I help my child to feel safer? Then do that thing. Maybe that means taking the day away from technology to just BE next to each other and be more present.
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15+ Easy Ideas to Show Love to Your Kids

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I'm keeping my eyes on the prize: Filling up their little hearts with love, regardless of what I think I should be doing or what other moms do. What matters is that I want my children to be so certain of my love for them that when I need to get onto them or correct something, they don't wither. I believe a kiddo, who feels loved, is resilient.
While you wait for your adoptive child, take time to yourself to learn, prepare and grow.

Waiting to Adopt :: Practical Ideas on What to Do

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To those in the waiting phase, I want to give you some ideas today! Everything is going to happen so quickly for you once your child is with you. For that reason, now is THE TIME!
socks on the porch in fall

Seasons of Mom-ing

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Life comes at us fast! We have seasons of life, we have seasons of marriage and friendship, and we have seasons of parenting. My hope is that this message can help fellow moms gain a bit of self awareness and perspective.
Parr Park in Grapevine

Love My Local: Grapevine

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It seems like there was nothing in Grapevine yesterday, and now it’s loaded with fun places. I’m grateful for all of the diversity of food, shopping, and fun that we get to experience because of this new area.