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

Sign Up for this Book Tour: Apart at the Seams by Melissa Ford

She had Mr. Right all sewn up until Mr ....more

How to Set Boundaries in Open Adoption

Want to know more about how to set healthy boundaries in an open adoption? Haven’t read my book yet but are curious about it? Check out this book excerpt in Carrie Goldman’s Portrait of an Adoption Column on Chicago Now ....more

Evil Grass

No, this isn’t another marijuana post. Do you know what a grass awn is? Grass awn is another name for The Devil ....more

Do You Really Want that Post to go Viral?

Fame and fortune can be yours! People will stop you on the street for your autograph! Store clerks will covertly point at you, asking each other, “Is that really her, the brilliant mind behind that brilliant blog?” Your bank account will grow as more and more people hang on every word you write! ...more

Closing Time

Every New Beginning Comes From Some Other Beginning’s End. We have a newly minted middle-schooler in our home, as Tessa closed out her elementary school career last week, marked by her school’s Continuation Ceremony. The last month or so has been a mashup of transition meetings, girl drama, growing pains, anxiety anticipation, and, of course, […] The post Closing Time appeared first on Lavender Luz ....more