524th Friday Blog Roundup

This week was Hour of Code....more

Fat Fertility

If you're an overweight woman with fertility issues you know the next 4 letters very well...PCOS.  Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome.  This condition is basically an increase of cysts on or around your ovaries.  You also can't break down sugars easily so you have to take insulin pills...metformin is what I take.  I've had numerous surgeries to remove baseball sized cysts that won't dissolve on their own.  These cysts always appear on my right ovary.  I have one right now but I can't have anymore surgeries without losing my right ovary. ...more

Lay Your Infertility Burdens Down

The holidays are tough for me this year.We’re in the middle of a waiting season.  It’s been five months since our last IVF cycle, and we have three more to go.    The wait feels so long....more

Making Memories: A Simple Holiday Ornament Tutorial

Today I am over at All That Love Can Do for the wonderful RaeAnne's 12 Days of Christmas, a series that provides support for babyloss parents during the holiday season....more


The other day Henry was talking to my mom about two brothers he plays with after school sometimes."They are really close Nanny!...more

My Fearless Year: Farewell, For Now

Well, my dear Fearless year, we've had quite the time, haven't we?...more

Adoption Therapy: On Blank Slate Babies & Being Open

There’s a new book out and I think it’s so valuable for adoptive parents, adoption professionals, and adoption therapists that I’m going to share with you here an excerpt from it. When Editor Laura Dennis asked me to read the manuscript for Adoption Therapy: Perspectives from Clients and Clinicians on Processing and Healing Post-Adoption Issues, […] The post Adoption Therapy: On Blank Slate Babies & Being Open appeared first on Lavender Luz ....more

The Weekend As It Was

Well, we made it through Eliza's birthday. The day didn't exactly go as planned, but it wasn't the worst December 6th we've ever had (or even the second or third worst, really).We ran a few errands in the morning and I said to David as we were walking out the door with the girls and all their paraphernalia, that if you'd told me four years ago that I'd on my way to run errands with two little girls, I don't think I would have believed it. How is it possible that I had three children in the amount of time it takes to get a bachelor's degree?Anyway, I needed to pick up Christmas cards and we needed to get my ring from the jeweler so we took care of those little things and came home to eat lunch--much to Zuzu's disappointment ....more

Going on a Me Date

I decided to ask myself out on a date....more

Worldwide Candle Lighting and #CandlesForMissy

While I try not to let my grief consume me, I will say that I miss her every single day....more