What is #MicroblogMondays…

Take back your blog. MicroblogMondays is a response to the mass exodus from long blogging in your own space to writing status updates on other social media sites....more

Conversations with Zuzu, Part II

Scene: In the hospital, day 2 of our stay after Coco was born. Zuzu climbs up on the bed with me to see the baby, wants to kiss her, is generally sweet and delightful. We are talking to her about how Coco is her sister and how great it is to have a little sister and then Zuzu turns to me and fixes her eyes on mine.Zuzu: Where Coco's mama?Me: Uh, right here ....more

Study Finds that Happiness is Tied to Meeting (or Exceeding) Expectations

There was an interesting study out of University College London that found a mathematical equation for predicting moment-to-moment happiness. Basically, we really ARE Douglas Adam’s human lab mice....more

The Daily Grind

I need a project. I think I'm going to start editing/revising/rewriting my novel from NaNoWriMo last November. I just need something to occupy my mind besides the daily grind ....more

Week in Review: I’m Raising a Girly-Girl

Yes, it’s true. Cheeks is becoming a girly-girl, through and through. A fact which really cracks me up, because I couldn’t possibly be less of a girly-girl myself ....more

509th Friday Blog Roundup

I just watched online the pilot for a very cute new show on NBC this fall called A to Z....more

IComLeavWe: September 2014

Welcome back to IComLeavWe. It stands for International Comment Leaving Week, but if you say it aloud, doesn’t it sounds like “I come; [but] leave [as a] we”? And that’s sort of the point ....more

Another Ellie Update

So yesterday was National Dog Day. We celebrated by taking Ellie to an internal medicine specialist. What? ...more

The Act of Wanting

I recently read Rainbow Rowell’s Landline, a cute book about a woman who discovers she can talk to her husband in the past via a phone in her mother’s house,...more

Birth Mother Stories: A Longitudinal Walk Through the Decades

Previously, I introduced you to three women who had the experiences of placing a child for adoption in the 1960s, the 1980s, and the 2000s. They told us their adoption stories as birth mothers and shared their thoughts on what needed to change with the way adoptions were done. We continue the conversation here ....more