#flipthescript 6: Adoptee Rights Begin at Birth

During November, I’m turning this space over on occasion to adoptees who are flipping the script. Some of what you read in this series may be tough to take in, but I think the more we can listen to others’ viewpoints, the better we can understand the countless facets of adoption (and humanity for that … Continue reading #flipthescript 6: Adoptee Rights Begin at Birth → The post #flipthescript 6: Adoptee Rights Begin at Birth appeared first on Lavender Luz ....more

572nd Friday Blog Roundup

It is so quiet on the Internet today....more


It was a weird Thanksgiving. We changed our plans to be with David's grandma (a month ago, she and her boyfriend were going to come to our house for t-day). We are staying in a condo with my parents and visiting D's gma's house, so we do get to see everybody ....more


Even when things are hard, there is always so much to be Thankful for. Happy Thanksgiving. Happy Thanksgiving ....more


I read about Nina Keneally’s services on a few sites, and I didn’t know how I felt about it....more

Story Telling and Immortality

David's grandma has always been a great storyteller (I wrote about some of her stories here). So last weekend, when my friend Kristin e-mailed me about Storycorps' Thanksgiving story project...more


My shelf runneth over with great books to tell you about. Guide to Surviving the Holidays Without a Child, an e-booklet from Creating a Family, is a timely read for many. At no other time of year do we emphasize “family” the way we do in November and December ....more

Talking to Grief

I'm sitting on the couch in the back room of my house. I've just done a bit of online Christmas shopping. Coco is asleep in her crib ....more

My Aunt Jan

My Aunt Jan, mom to Liz, and Mimi to my godson Wesley, had a brain aneurysm on Thursday. She is a travel writer and her and her husband were on a trip to the Great Lakes when it occurred. She was flown to a large hospital near by where she underwent brain surgery ....more

The Welcome Table: An Annual Online Thanksgiving Meal

[Melissa stands up, taps her fork against her glass, and clears her throat. The conversation around the table dies down, and she suddenly knows how Dumbledore feels as he delivers his Welcome-Back-to-Hogwarts speech. She considers, as always, growing a long white beard before next year’s meal....more