Just the Way We Are

Teen Girl had had a rough day, as often happens for teen girls in middle school. At dinner, each of us — Dad, Mom, and Tween Brother — did our best to help her feel better from the trials of her day, but the meal ended with Teen Girl in tears, dramatically fleeing from the […] The post Just the Way We Are appeared first on Lavender Luz ....more

AdoptLit Book Tour Signup: Finding Zoe

You already know this is the place to participate in adoption and infertility-themed virtual book club discussions. But with this latest option — a book released into the world just today — we’re adding in a twist. Adoption Meets Deaf Community You may think you’ve explored all facets of adoption, but Finding Zoe by Brandi […] The post AdoptLit Book Tour Signup: Finding Zoe appeared first on Lavender Luz ....more

Autumn’s Raiment

The stunning simplicity of Mother Nature’s fall line. ~~~~~ This post is a part of #Microblog Mondays. Whazzat? ...more

The Grown Up Room

I was teaching map-making to my 1st grade Geography class. After drawing a map of my own house on the board, complete with a legend indicating bedrooms, backyard, and the titter-inducing bathrooms, I instructed each of the students to create a map of their houses. They were eager to do so, making good use of […] The post The Grown Up Room appeared first on Lavender Luz ....more

Gingerbread Men

Liam was Reed’s first friend. They met when Reed was just 6 months old (Liam’s mom is in my Vino Support Group). They went to the same school for a few years and must have had ten thousand sword duels and gunfights over the years ....more

Yo Ho Ho: 7 Ways to Celebrate Talk Like a Pirate Day

Greetin's, ye buxom wenches. In honor o' Jack Sparrow, the Dread Pirate Roberts, and other scurvy dogs o' that ilk, we at BlogHer brin' ye a handful o' ways t' celebrate Talk Like a Pirate Day. ...more
Kim Court Me, too! Sounds so naughty. Mate.more

#Microblog Mondays: Dog is My Co-Teacher

I got up early to work on lesson plans. Dexter had other ideas. ~~~~ What is “#Microblog Mondays“? ...more

Author Q&A: Melissa Ford on The Art of the Sequel

We’ve wrapped up the book tour for Melissa Ford’s third novel in the Life From Scratch series, Apart at the Seams....more

Apart at the Seams Book Tour, Day 3

Last week, 20 book lovers began our virtual book club for Melissa Ford’s third novel, Apart at the Seams. Even if you aren’t part of the tour and even if you haven’t read the book, check out what people are saying — you might find that this book is one you want to put on […] The post Apart at the Seams Book Tour, Day 3 appeared first on Lavender Luz ....more

Apart at the Seams Book Tour, Day 2

Two days ago 20 book lovers began our virtual book club for...more