6 Ways You Can Be a Great Guest Poster

Bloggers are advised that one way to grow an audience is to guest post on other sites and blogs. Whether you end up working with the blogger herself or with a site's editor (like, say, on BlogHer), and once your offer to write has been accepted, here are 6 things you need to know to be a good guest in someone else's writing space. ...more
Thanks -  I have yet to do a guest post and will keep your tips in mind.more

Springtime in the Rockies

It’s been a particularly gorgeous spring here in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. We’ve had milder temperatures and more moisture than in previous years.Dexter and I walk almost every day. Here are some of photos I’ve taken #onmywalk over the last nine weeks ....more

More Mucked Up Adoption Advice from Dear Abby

Dear Abby, I wonder if you might consider outsourcing responses to questions you get about adoption. It’s evident from your previous misguided advice that you are sometimes out of your element adoption-wise. Let me get readers up to speed on this latest request for adoption advice ....more

Cloud Nine

This blog was born nine years ago today. In honor of this mathematically beautiful number, let’s do three sets of threes. 3 Life Changes My kids have grown from Littles to Teens ....more

I Want My Kids to Struggle

That sounds really mean, doesn’t it? Hear me out as I make that case that sometimes you gotta be cruel to be kind.“Children Are Anti-Fragile”In a broader discussion of what he calls the vindictive attack culture on college campuses,...more

Perfect Imperfections

When I’m dissatisfied with someone, I can often trace the feeling to a dissatisfaction with myself. So, if I could truly love myself, would I more easily love those around me? I’m critical ....more

Too Much of a Good Thing

On Tenacity Two scenarios: A man feels a burning desire to paint. For 25 years, he studies art, makes art, works menial jobs to pay the bills, and calls himself an artist,a...more

That Time I Got Hurt and it Changed Me

My book, The Open-Hearted Way to Open Adoption, turns 3 this week. It came out originally in hardcover, followed by a paperback version last year, and, per my publisher, will soon be available as an audiobook. My little creation spread its wings and is still flying ....more

The Other Lori

Did you know that in the early 1960s, more than 20,000 Americans a year named their baby girl Lori? The name had a second wind in the early 1970s, a resurgence in which 13,000 more Loris came into existence for each of two consecutive years. I need to ask my Canadian contemporary Loribeth if the … Continue reading The Other Lori → The post The Other Lori appeared first on Lavender Luz ....more