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PRIDE Training

PRIDE: Week #8

At our first week's session, our instructors said that some of our classes may hit close to home and leave us feeling emotionally drained, or even bring up past emotions. …
PRIDE Training

PRIDE Week #7

Follow my blog with Bloglovin This week's class was all about discipline.  We started with figuring out the difference between "discipline" and "punishment". When I think of the word "discipline",…
Momentary Clarity

Rest Assured

15 Then he said to them, “Watch out! Be on your guard against wanting to have more and more things. Life is not made up of how much a person has.”…
PRIDE Training

PRIDE Training — Week 6

This week we talked about "Strengthening Family Relationships". We watched about an hour of  "A Place Between:  The Story of An Adoption", a first person documentary about the search for…
PRIDE Training

PRIDE – Week 5

This past week was our "panel week", instead of what is scheduled as Week #5 in the PRIDEbook.  We had several guests: a kinship-care mom, an adoptive mom, and a…
PRIDE Training

PRIDE – Week #4

This week's topic was loss: how it impacts children, how they process it, and how we can help them through it. As we learned, while adoption may be a huge…
PRIDE Training

PRIDE Training – the Third Week

This week's session was all about attachment, an essential part of any child's development.  We don't often consider how important a step attaching to a caregiver is for a newborn…
PRIDE Training

PRIDE Training Session 2

A couple of days ago we had our second PRIDE session out of a total of 9 sessions. We started off with statistics for our county. With a population of…
PRIDE Training

PRIDE Training – The First Week

Last night we had our very first adoption training session! The curriculum is called PRIDE, which stands for Parent Resources for Information, Development, and Education.  It's a 27 hour course,…
Adoption

The Long Road

And anyone who welcomes a little child like this on my behalf is welcoming me. Matthew 18:5 If you know us personally, you know that adoption is something that we've…
DIY Projects

The DIY Family Portrait Project

I love having our family portrait done.  We usually go to this amazing place (** ahem -- the Photo Studio at Zehrs -- ahem**), where they let us do whatever…
Achimok

Sun and Dust

Sometimes life makes things seem meaningless. But then again, sometimes they are meaningless.  From what we can see anyway. The sun beat down, and the dust swirled past my eyes,…