#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

The Apart at the Seams Book Tour is Here!

Several book lovers are sharing our thoughts about 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 your wishlist. For […] The post The Apart at the Seams Book Tour is Here! ...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

5 Yoga Poses to Create a Fresh Start

School is starting up again, but even if you're not returning to classes, many of us look at the fall as a fresh start. Invite peace and tranquility into your brain and restore your mind with this 5-part yoga practice. ...more
Kim Court I always feels good to come back to the mat, doesn't it? :-)more

Trajectory: Birth Mother Stories Through the Decades

We are products of our times. What’s going on around us has has a huge effect on what goes on within us — the pressures we face, the opportunities we have, the decisions we ultimately make (or have made on our behalf). I’m realizing that this is especially true for birth mothers and the stories […] The post Trajectory: Birth Mother Stories Through the Decades appeared first on Lavender Luz ....more

3 Buttons Your Child Will Push

For such small beings, children are incredibly adept at pushing their parents’ buttons....more

The Weight of Weight: Women and Body Image

Humorist Shannon Bradley Colleary is the total package — brainy, beautiful, bold and bodacious. She has a fantastic sense of humor and a healthy body image (wait ’til you see just how healthy). She treads regularly where Not-So-Feisty Lori only dreams of treading ....more