#MicroblogMondays 13: Keep or Toss

Not sure what #MicroblogMondays is? Read the inaugural post which explains the idea and how you can participate too. ******* Lifehacker had a timely (for me) article on how to decide whether to keep or part with sentimental items....more

821st Issue of the LFCA

Welcome to today's edition of Connections Abound. The point of Lost and Found is to level the support playing field. When LFCA works correctly, the newest blogger with the smallest readership can receive the same level of support as the oldest blogger with the largest readership ....more

#flipthescript 2: Whose Scripts? Whose Voices?

See my last post, #flipthescript 1, for background on the phenomenon of the groundswell of adoptee voices emerging above the din during...more

Introverts, Unite!

Josh recently forwarded me an article about introverts and extroverts and how they respond physically to the world....more

An Overview of My Infertility

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New Orleans (For Real This Time)

(I am going to do that thing where I just stick random pictures in this post while I talk around them...) So now I am home actually have my pictures in order and can post about my five days in New Orleans. And now that task feels extremely overwhelming....more

Week in Review: My Little Jetsetter

Cheeks and I arrived at the airport in Alaska at 7:30 yesterday morning (after I had been up until past 3 in the morning packing) and we landed in Arizona at 5:30 last night. I will admit, I was unusually nervous about this trip. Even though Cheeks has always travelled well in the past, she is older now ....more

#flipthescript: Why Are Adoptees Doing It?

Have you seen the #flipthescript movement taking place during National Adoption Awareness Month? Conversations in Adoption World have historically been dominated by adoption professionals and adoptive parents. But increasingly since the 1970s, the voices of birth parents and of adult adoptees are being heard ....more

521st Friday Blog Roundup

Happy IComLeavWe! So I kept checking the IComLeavWe form daily, but I never saw anyone to add. Which was odd, but I thought maybe people were caught up in Thanksgiving plans....more

(Christmas) Photos in Forest Park

I mentioned before that I was saving the two best photos from the park because I thought I'd use them on Christmas cards.Well, I ended up doing something different for this year's Christmas card. I'm doing a collage of several snapshots (one from each month) instead of a posed family photo.Let's pretend this idea was a deliberate exercise in creativity instead of a testament to the fact that the four of us have not taken a decent family photo since Colette was born (and David wanted all of us to be in the photo instead of just the girls).All this to say, here are the two photos I thought I was saving for Christmas cards but I now will be printing and framing somewhere in my house. They pretty much capture exactly who Zuzu and Coco were in mid-October of this year ....more