Sign Up for this Book Tour: Apart at the Seams by Melissa Ford

She had Mr. Right all sewn up until Mr ....more

How to Set Boundaries in Open Adoption

Want to know more about how to set healthy boundaries in an open adoption? Haven’t read my book yet but are curious about it? Check out this book excerpt in Carrie Goldman’s Portrait of an Adoption Column on Chicago Now ....more

Evil Grass

No, this isn’t another marijuana post. Do you know what a grass awn is? Grass awn is another name for The Devil ....more

Do You Really Want that Post to go Viral?

Fame and fortune can be yours! People will stop you on the street for your autograph! Store clerks will covertly point at you, asking each other, “Is that really her, the brilliant mind behind that brilliant blog?” Your bank account will grow as more and more people hang on every word you write! ...more

Closing Time

Every New Beginning Comes From Some Other Beginning’s End. We have a newly minted middle-schooler in our home, as Tessa closed out her elementary school career last week, marked by her school’s Continuation Ceremony. The last month or so has been a mashup of transition meetings, girl drama, growing pains, anxiety anticipation, and, of course, […] The post Closing Time appeared first on Lavender Luz ....more

Time To Every Purpose, Under Heaven

Four seasons, one tree. My backyard. Click to hear each season (thanks to Antonio Vivaldi): Autumn ...more

BlogHer 2014: Four Reasons to Get Your Ticket (If You Haven’t Already)

You never forget your first BlogHer. Or your second or your third. Probably not even your 10th, if you’re lucky enough to have attended all BlogHer conferences since 2005 ....more

Seven (And I Don’t Mean the Creepy Brad Pitt Movie)

I’ve always loved seven, or, as Brad Pitt might type, se7en. It’s prime. It’s imbalanced, yet sturdy ....more

How to Survive Mother’s Day if You’ve Experienced Adoption or Infertility

Not everyone gets warm Hallmarky feelings about Mother’s Day. While the maternally privileged (like me, currently both having a mom and being a mom) buy cards and flowers and/or receive cards and flowers, others dread this time of year. Many of these Mother’s Day dreaders are connected through the experience of adoption, some also through […] ...more

CLOSURE Film: Review & Special Denver Screening Information

Angela Tucker is a transracial adoptee who joined a family in the Pacific Northwest after being born in the South and placed into the foster care system. Closure is a film that documents Angela’s two-year search for her birth family and its efect on her, her adoptive family, her husband, and, of course, members of […] ...more