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.
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.
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.