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.
Take time to care for your physical and mental health.

When Medicine and Emotions Intersect

Honestly, too many of us have either lost years suffering greatly at the advice of a medical professional or lived a zombie-like existence catering to physical pain with meds and losing their pizzazz.
Moms have the power to rise up and above 2020.

The Year 2020 :: We Will Rise Up

Yes, hands down, it has been a pretty traumatizing year. But I know motherhood; we are shaped and built to find the good in these moments.
Celebrate dads and grandpas this Father's Day.

Dads, You Have Our Hearts!

Sometimes it’s during a season of illness that you discover how great your people are. That has been the case for my husband and I during this season.
Listen to music to help handle a personal crisis.

20 Ways to Handle Personal Tragedy

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

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

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

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.