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.
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?
Some medication doesn't cut the pain of a migraine.

Migraine-isms :: If You Get It, You Get It

The combo of essential oils, standing on my head, nasal spray, vitamins, caffeine, green tea, and zinc really won’t change things in a major way for me. Been there and done all that. Love the kind sentiment but advice gets old. My medical team is on it; I promise. 
It's easy to overshare our kids' lives on social media.

Adoptees: Protect Their Stories

I understand family and friends are curious, and of course sharing some things is great. But we violate our kids’ privacy if we blast the entire process on social media without filter.
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.