Conversations with Zuzu Part III

Scene: Our small guest bathroom. It normally has a rug on the floor in front of the sink that basically takes up most of the floor in the bathroom. I'd tossed it in the washing machine, so the tile floor was bare ....more

#MicroblogMondays 16: Give or Receive?

Not sure what #MicroblogMondays is? Read the inaugural post which explains the idea and how you can participate too. ******* An interesting breakdown in holiday commercials is how many show a person receiving something they want (I’ve been good all year and now I get a car!) and how many show someone giving the perfect […] ...more


Pictures have started coming in for #CandlesForMissy, and since right at 7pm I will be at the candle lighting service I thought I would go ahead and begin the blog post of photos from around the world. Please share your photos and tag them with #CandlesForMissy, or send them to me directly at biogirl79(at)gmail(dot)com and I will add them to the...more

Creme de la Creme List Closes Tomorrow

So the Creme de la Creme list for 2014 closes tomorrow night....more

524th Friday Blog Roundup

This week was Hour of Code....more

Making Memories: A Simple Holiday Ornament Tutorial

Today I am over at All That Love Can Do for the wonderful RaeAnne's 12 Days of Christmas, a series that provides support for babyloss parents during the holiday season....more


The other day Henry was talking to my mom about two brothers he plays with after school sometimes."They are really close Nanny!...more

My Fearless Year: Farewell, For Now

Well, my dear Fearless year, we've had quite the time, haven't we?...more

Adoption Therapy: On Blank Slate Babies & Being Open

There’s a new book out and I think it’s so valuable for adoptive parents, adoption professionals, and adoption therapists that I’m going to share with you here an excerpt from it. When Editor Laura Dennis asked me to read the manuscript for Adoption Therapy: Perspectives from Clients and Clinicians on Processing and Healing Post-Adoption Issues, […] The post Adoption Therapy: On Blank Slate Babies & Being Open appeared first on Lavender Luz ....more

The Weekend As It Was

Well, we made it through Eliza's birthday. The day didn't exactly go as planned, but it wasn't the worst December 6th we've ever had (or even the second or third worst, really).We ran a few errands in the morning and I said to David as we were walking out the door with the girls and all their paraphernalia, that if you'd told me four years ago that I'd on my way to run errands with two little girls, I don't think I would have believed it. How is it possible that I had three children in the amount of time it takes to get a bachelor's degree?Anyway, I needed to pick up Christmas cards and we needed to get my ring from the jeweler so we took care of those little things and came home to eat lunch--much to Zuzu's disappointment ....more