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Honeybee now has 65 braids in her lovely hair. Hair is very important to my girls and I’m doing my best to learn how to work with it. I’ve made my share of mistakes and there are too many days when the girls look a little frizzy, or downright messy, but considering I’ve never been into hair, I feel pretty good about how far I’ve come.

Fortunately, Sweet Pea helped me braid before she moved to Seattle yesterday. With both of us braiding, it still took hours to get both girls done. I’m hoping it lasts for awhile! Having the pool closed will help, as will having Honeybee and Dimples sleep in satin caps.

Best of all, Honeybee feels beautiful and is thrilled with her pretty beads.

If you need helpful advice about how to do your daughter’s hair, try the Shuruba website. Her videos have been a great resource for me.

~Lisa

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Let me introduce myself. Russ and I are the parents of twelve children by birth and adoption, and sometimes more through foster care. I'm the creator of One Thankful Mom which has been as much of a gift to me as to my readers. In 2011 I became a TBRI® Pracitioner* and have lived and breathed connected parenting ever since. I'm deeply honored to be the co-author, together with the late Dr. Karyn Purvis, of The Connected Parent; it is her final written work. I love speaking at events for adoptive and foster parents. I'm also the co-founder of The Adoption Connection, a podcast and resource site for adoptive moms. I mentor and encourage adoptive moms so you can find courage and hope in your journeys of loving your children well.

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  1. Toiling Ant
    August 28, 2009

    Gorgeous!

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  2. Cat and Mark
    August 28, 2009

    What a great photo!

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  3. Laurel
    August 28, 2009

    Adorable!

    I've also learned a lot from … adoptionhair_skincare@yahoogroups.com a group filled with adoptive moms learning how to work with their children's African hair.

    Laurel

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  4. Kristen, The Pajama Mama
    August 28, 2009

    not a hair person myself…I am so scared of this aspect to adopting our daughter…thanks for the links-your girls' braids look fantastic! (great photo, too!)

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  5. Thankfulmom
    August 28, 2009

    I have to give Rusty credit for the great photo. He is getting really good, and is far better at photo editing than I am. This weekend we are taking my nephew's senior portraits. Rusty used to be my assistant, but I think we are becoming equal partners.

    Thanks for the comments!

    Lisa

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  6. Sandee
    August 28, 2009

    love it. Hope one day I can braid like that!

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  7. Andrea H.
    August 28, 2009

    Thanks for taking pride in doing your girls' hair and taking it so serious. So many adoptive families don't. Your girls will forever love you for it.

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  8. Anonymous
    August 29, 2009

    I love the picture! It's beautiful!

    -Mimi

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  9. Andrea
    August 29, 2009

    Good job momma!!! :o)

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  10. jen
    August 29, 2009

    Those braids are gorgeous!!! You did a great job taking that picture too – the colors are great!

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  11. soontobemomof9
    August 29, 2009

    Impressive! I love it! When we adopted our son, I was so happy to find out we had a boy! Wasn't sure about my ability to braid! LOL… but I love the look of braided hair so much… maybe someday I will need to learn! 🙂

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  12. The Hull's at #4
    August 29, 2009

    Beautiful, and I'm so glad it makes her feel beautiful!

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  13. Our journey following Christ
    August 30, 2009

    Lisa,

    I just need to thank you for the blessing you've been to me. From all of the sharing about your attachment challenges and how to overcome them, your progress, Karen Purvis videos, and now the link for Shuruba website for girls hair…you have been a true friend (although you don't know me!) that God has sent me to help me along the way.

    Thanks for taking the time out of your very busy schedule to blog. I'm one of many whom you've helped.

    Blessings,
    Laura

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  14. Julie
    October 30, 2010

    What a WONDERFUL site! I am an adoptee with 5 children adopted and homegrown. The journey to becoming an adoptive parent was wrought with questions and filled with joy. I share my experiences as well as the answers to questions I found at http://www.adoptive-parenting.com. I would LOVE to share some of your experiences on my site with topics pertaining to your experiences of integrating your adoptive children into a family with your homegrown kiddos. Would you be willing to share?? Thanks Thanksful Mommy for sharing your positive adoption experiences in such a beautiful way. I can't wait to have a bushel full too!!

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