Supporting Adoptive Moms - Validation is Key

Supporting Adoptive Moms - Validation is Key
Becoming a parent is one of the most rewarding, but also challenging, experiences a person can have. I can tell you from experience that for adoptive moms, there are added challenges that come with raising children who have experienced early childhood traumas.  In particular, losing the primary biological relationship with their first mom causes deep wounds.  

Adoptive moms open their hearts and homes to children who need love and stability, and they provide a valuable service by helping to break the cycle of abuse and neglect. Dads too!  Adoptive moms often face unique challenges, however, that can make their job even more difficult. This is why it's so important to validate the challenges they face and to offer support whenever possible. 

It is important to support adoptive moms and provide validation for the added challenges they face in helping navigate through these challenges that spill over and affect not only the adopted child but the rest of the family, and sometimes...especially mom.


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adoptive moms, adoptive mom challenges, adoptive mom support, complex family, adoptive family, early childhood trauma, attachment issues, post-adoption support, post-adoption challenges, RAD, developmental trauma,

The Unique Challenges of Being a Second Mom

   The Unique Challenges of Being a Second Mom
If you're a second mom, you know the unique challenges that come with the role. You may feel like you're constantly playing catch-up, trying to figure out how to best help and support your partner and kids. While there's no roadmap for this parenting journey, there are some things you can do to make it a little bit easier.  
Start by reaching out for support from other second moms – they'll likely understand what you're going through and can offer valuable advice. And don't be afraid to ask your husband for help too. But realize you both have your own stuff to deal with and may be a bit close to the issues to see each other's point of view very clearly. 
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second mom tips, adoptive mother advice

Hey Moms - You Cannot Do These Five Things...

Hey Moms - You Cannot Do These Five Things...
As moms, no matter how familiar we are with our child, God knows them better and more fully and intimately than we do. 

Continue reading for five things that moms cannot do (but God can!)
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5 things moms cannot do but God can!

New Season for Legacy Living TODAY!

New Season for Legacy Living TODAY!

THIS EPISODE ANSWERS THE QUESTION, 

WHICH IS CORRECT TO SAY, "ADOPTIVE" OR "ADOPTED"?  

Whether or not you're in an "ADOPTIVE" family or have either "ADOPTED" or been adopted, it's likely that adoption had been a factor in the life of someone you know. But this episode is more than just a grammar lesson!  Listen to today's episode of Legacy Living TODAY.  Feedback is definitely welcome. Follow to make sure you don't miss upcoming episodes and share with your friends who would like to listen as well.  
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adoption, adoptive, adopted, Christian faith, legacy living,

Summer Dresser Project Morph

Summer Dresser Project Morph
Hobby time!! 
Hot & humid July in the middle of a heat advisory is probably not the best choice to tackle an outdoor project like this. But I survived.  And the little project grew a bit (don’t they all?!) as I progressed.  

In my opinion, I like the idea of repurposing older furniture as an alternative to buying new “pre-fab” types that will be off-gassing in my home whenever it’s feasible. 

First Impression & Under-Estimating the Work
To start with I thought this little dresser I found free and rescued from the trash would be a simple little fix-up…
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