Kimberly's Story

Our second guest post of the series is from Kimberly. Her story heartbreaking and really hits home that you should always trust your instincts. The doctors do not know your body like you do, and unfortunately some can lack empathy especially during times of distress and loss ....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

How I Got Through Blogger Burnout to Stay in the Game

I wrote this as a response to both the recent New York Times article on blogger burnout as well as a host of posts I’ve read recently about blogging becoming a pain-in-the-ass; posts that appeared both inside and outside our infertility community. I talked about it myself on my 8th blogoversary this summer....more

Microblog Monday: Chatbooks & Instagram

They say that today's kids are the most photographed ever, and that is certainly true for my kids. I take most of their photos with my phone because it's easy and convenient, and I frequently post pictures of them on Instagram. In fact, I'm totally the Instagrammer who only posts pictures of my kids and occasionally my dog ....more

Microblog Monday: Closet

I organized Zuzu's closet yesterday. Like really organized it--emptied out the entire thing, put away clothes and shoes that are too small, refolded the sheets for her bed, removed the basket of baby bibs, added new shelf paper, and organized all her hanging clothes by category.It was a really satisfying exercise. I don't know why it took me so long to work up the energy to tackle it (it was on my list of things I wanted to do before the baby was born).I ended up leaving one shelf half-empty (amazing!) and Zuzu actually commented on it: "Oh, Mama! ...more


This past weekend we celebrated Nieem's birthday (HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SWEET BOY!), had family dinner at my parent's farm, and had the very last fall t-ball game (Great season, Green Cats!)....more

Autumn’s Raiment

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

#MicroblogMondays 6: Celebrity Crush Edition

Not sure what #MicroblogMondays is? Read the inaugural post which explains the idea and how you can participate too. ******* After disgusting my children by saying on three separate occasions that I have a burning crush on Peter Capaldi, the ChickieNob informed me that I wasn’t allowed to have a crush on an actor....more

How Many Twitter Followers Do You Need to Get a Literary Agent?

The quick answer: why are you concerned about Twitter followers?...more

Week in Review: Goodbye to Fall

I am officially pulling double duty tonight. One of our favorite little boys is staying over with us for a slumber party and then joining Cheeks and me (along with a few other friends) for a visit to the Reindeer farm tomorrow. I’m pretty excited, because yay for slumber parties! ...more