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Blindfolded Dinners – Dealing with Picky Eaters

“What’s that?!” “I’m not eating THAT!” “That’s gross!” “I don’t like that stuff!” “But you’ve never tried it!”...

Christmas Traditions for Foster and Adoptive Families

Christmas Traditions for Foster and Adoptive Families Christmas and holiday traditions for foster and adoptive families can be wonderful opportunities to connect with your child and communicate their ...

Surviving Holidays as a Foster or Adoptive Family: Part 1-Expectations

The last few months have flown by, and I cannot believe the holiday season is upon us! The holidays can be an extremely challenging time for foster and adoptive families. Not only do we get out of our...

Who are your REAL parents?

Last week, hundreds of people in Ohio lined up to get a copy of their original birth certificates. This might not sound like a big deal to a lot of people, but to those who were a part of a closed ado...

Get on your bike, even if you’re scared! (in memory of Robbie)

Confession: This is one of the more difficult blog posts I will write. In fact, I have been procrastinating for quite some time, but I need to say what I need to say. Earlier this week, Margie wrote a...

A Cloak of Invisibility

One of my favorite things in the Harry Potter series is the cloak of invisibility. There are so many times a magical cloak that makes you invisible could come in handy in life! At least this is the ca...

Chapter 10 – Blending a Family – Parent Discussion

  Coming Together to Make a Unit Chapter 10 of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling ends with a brilliant quote: “There are some things you can’t share without ending up liking each o...

A Celebration of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Orlando – 2015

Celebration of Harry Potter 2015 The second annual Celebration of Harry Potter was held January 30 – February 1, 2015, at Universal Studios Orlando. Being that we’re ten hours away in Knox...

Chapter 10 – Kid Discussion – Blending an adoptive family

“There are some things you can’t share without ending up liking each other, and knocking out a twelve-foot mountain troll is one of them.” – Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’...

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