Holidays & Celebrations

Individuation in Adopted Preteens

Mortifying Moms

Mortifying Moms

The holidays mean family time, shopping, decorating, parties, and dinners. That's great news for you, but your preteen, who suddenly can't stand to be seen with you, may be in for a few rough weeks. Whats behind the embarrassment? It's caused by a developmental phase called individuation, in which a preteen separates from her parents to become her own person. During this phase, kids may become self-absorbed and highly sensitive. A parent who waves too eagerly at a holiday concert, or is too free with public affection, is a potential embarrassment.

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Digital Scrapbooking

Making Memories

Digital scrapbooking is the easy, new way to preserve your memories–and adoptive parents are leading the way!

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One adoptive mother describes her multicultural family's holiday traditions.

“Our Multicultural Thanksgiving Celebration”

When this big, multicultural family gets together for Thanksgiving, the table is laden with more than turkey and gravy.

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Holiday activities bring everyone closer

Avoiding Overwhelm During the Holidays

Most parents look forward to sharing this time of the year with their children. But less is often more when it comes to holiday activities.

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Kwanzukkah includes fruit, along with other food and drinks

“Our Family’s Unique Kwanzukkah Celebration”

The story of how one transracial family reinvented their holiday traditions.

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This family remembers birth mothers on Mother's Day

“A Mother’s Day Not About Me”

To the birth mother of my three children through adoption, wherever you are, I say thank you for allowing me to be their "other" mommy.

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Holiday Rituals

Reassuring Holiday Rituals

As our children enter adolescence, we may think they've outgrown family traditions, but nothing is further from the truth.

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First Mother's Day garland

Share Your Story: First Mother’s or Father’s Day

We asked our reader panel: How did you celebrate your first Mother's Day or Father's Day? What's since become an annual tradition?

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Learn how to celebrate Russian Christmas.

Celebrating Russian Christmas

How do we celebrate the holidays? In all sorts of creative ways. Here, gifts of love exchanged by families in open adoptions, along with an assortment of customs, crafts, and recipes just right for our multicultural families.

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Use these tips for celebrating Kwanzaa in your multicultural family.

Celebrating Kwanzaa

How do we celebrate the holidays? In all sorts of creative ways. Here, gifts of love exchanged by families in open adoptions, along with an assortment of customs, crafts, and recipes just right for our multicultural families.

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Learn how to celebrate multicultural traditions for the holidays.

Celebrating La Navidad

How do we celebrate the holidays? In all sorts of creative ways. Here, gifts of love exchanged by families in open adoptions, along with an assortment of customs, crafts, and recipes just right for our multicultural families.

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