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Scrapbooking: Capturing Your Child's Journey Through Life

Includes information and ideas useful for making a scrapbook for your adopted child; includes commentary from several adoptive parents.... [more]

Kris Kringle: Adoptee?

An abbreviated version of Arthur Rankin Jr. and Jules Bass' 1970 "Santa Claus is Coming to Town," stressing the fact that Saint Nick is an adoptee.... [more]

Rituals and Ceremonies for Adoptive Families - Part 2

Provide opportunities for children to understand on a very deep level, what it means to be in their family, to be valued for who they are, to feel as though they are like their parents and to know that they absolutely belong in their family in particular.... [more]

Rituals and Ceremonies for Adoptive Families - Part 1

Adoptive families may want to think about designing their own family ceremonies.... [more]

Rituals and Ceremonies for Adoptive Families - Part 4

By using rituals, ceremonies and family activities one can reach out and speak to their child in a more meaningful way.... [more]

Memories and Messages to Last a Lifetime - Part 4

Parents should initiate a tradition of each person in the family sharing things that happened during the day. As the adults, they will have the opportunity to model sharing the event as well as the feelings that accompanied the event.... [more]

Top Tips for Car Travel with Teenyboppers

Useful tips to help make travel time smoother with young children and babies.... [more]

Old Fashioned Porch Swings

Some of my fondest summer memories were made on an old fashioned porch swing.... [more]

Making Christmas Memories

Holiday traditions are so important to young and old alike. They bring a sense of security and belonging.... [more]

Favorite Toys in the Sixties

Remembering a Christmas in the 1960's.... [more]

Childhood in the 1950's

Because my dad worked long hours in management, my mother took on a lot of the outside work, too. She would mow in the summer, and rake and burn leaves in the fall...... [more]

Name Your Home

There are many fun ideas and traditions that can inspire a family to create memories.... [more]

A Blessing Book

There are many ideas for passing down legacies and making memories. The blessing book is a positive and encouraging tradition.... [more]

Baking Bread as Therapy

When you knead bread it is a strenuous, physical process. This can relieve stress and be good therapy.... [more]

Thanksgiving Rituals

Questions and answers about the importance of rituals and how they strengthen the family.... [more]

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