Perfect Moment Monday: Must Read

August 8, 2010

in Blogging, Open Adoption, Perfect Moment

Perfect Moment Monday is about noticing a perfect moment rather than creating one. Perfect moments can be momentous or ordinary or somewhere in between.

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Here’s a perfect moment from my week. I hope you’ll share yours, too.


It’s been a week of perfect moments squished together. And imperfect moments squished together. Travel will do that to you. A long-anticipated conference will do that to you.

Intensity has been the theme during this, my New York City/BlogHer week. Either one by itself is major. Both together were almost more than I could process.

Of all the moments I could share with you, all the fabulous people I could tell you about, all the connections I’ve enjoyed, this is the one moment I am plucking.

I was greeted at the BlogHer conference registration table by this sign. Read the list.

(Click for BlogHer article, or click image to embiggen.)

Advance copies of this magazine were stacked at the registration desk:

(Click to read, or click image to embiggen.)

Omigosh omigosh omigosh! I know I’m supposed to act like I’ve been in the endzone before, but I have to admit I squeed all over the place.  Only Sheri and Mel witnessed my reaction, and they will both forgive me for acting like a puppy with two tails.

Part of the squee is that I’m in the company of other writers such as my fellow Colorado mom Julie Marsh (The MomSlant), my fellow open adoption mom Dawn Friedman (This Woman’s Work) and my fellow infertility mom Eve Kuckuck (Impersonating Normal). Rounding out the list are Vicki Forman (Speak Softly), Ronnie Tyler (Black and Married with Kids), Polly Paganhart (Lesbian Dad), Liz Dwyer (Losangelista), Linda Sharps (All & Sundry), and Christy Everett (Following Elias).

Check them out –really, you must. Parenting says so.

Even though I’m overwhelmed but it all, I am feeling mighty fine. Perfectly fine.


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{ 24 comments… read them below or add one }

a August 8, 2010 at 8:16 pm

Awesome! You are pretty fabulous, though – I’m sure you’re in very good company!


Melissa @ Full Circle August 8, 2010 at 8:27 pm

OH OH OH OH OH!!!! HOLY CRAP!!!! I screeched so loud at my laptop it sent the canines scattering!!!!!! Matt came in to check on me.


Congratulations, dear friend!!!

BIG HIGH 5′s From Over Yonder,
Mel The Stalker With VERY Good Taste in Stalkees.


RobinJP August 8, 2010 at 8:38 pm

Oh my god! Oh my god! Oh my god! Oh my god! Oh my god! Oh my god! That is sooo awesome. You are such a rock star. Must Read INDEED.

Very cool, Lori. I bet you are still wagging those two puppy tales.


luna August 8, 2010 at 9:07 pm

you are SO very perfectly awesome!
couldn’t agree more — a must bread absolutely brilliant blogger.
I hope you are as proud of yourself as we are of you!


luna August 8, 2010 at 9:08 pm

I can’t believe I typed must “b”read — might as well have said must “breed.”
yikes, sorry. must READ mama!


Alana-isms August 9, 2010 at 6:23 am

WOOT WOOT! Yay for you…I MUST read the magazine issue now, how cool! :)


Rachel August 9, 2010 at 6:41 am

WOW thats awesome…… you deserve it ….. awesome blogger awesome mom….. way to go Girl ……


Kir August 9, 2010 at 6:59 am

That is FANTASTIC!!!!! OMG, soooooo well deserved and sooooo cool.
And I got to HUG YOU….I feel like my brush with greatness has arrived.


Sheri August 9, 2010 at 8:44 am

I am SO excited for you….and think you MORE than deserve to act like a puppy with two tails (as long as you don’t get so excited that you start peeing on the floor).

You are a wonderful writer and have so much to offer not only parents…but everyone!

YIPPEE and Congratulations!!


JJ August 9, 2010 at 9:56 am

Whooooohooooooo! The blog world would NOT be the same without your voice, Lori!


Cheryl August 9, 2010 at 11:45 am

I am SO glad you got to celebrate your accomplishment, and had good friends along your side. Wish I could have been, too! SQEEEEEEE!!!


Eva August 9, 2010 at 12:12 pm

You deserve it, girl! You are a must read. :0)


Ziggy August 9, 2010 at 12:35 pm

Awesome, CONGRATS! I didnt know I was in such famous company the other night ;)


Kami August 9, 2010 at 1:12 pm

Sweet! Not that I am surprised. Nice job!


Nicole August 9, 2010 at 1:54 pm

WOOHOO! I saw this on LFCA this morning! I am so, so proud of you and of the writing that you do – you have the most amazing voice and such a wonderful way with words. Congratulations on you accomplishment and thank you for your representation of the ALI community – YOU ROCK!

(And how proud am I that I can say I have met you in person?!)


Baby Smiling In Back Seat August 9, 2010 at 2:08 pm

Hooray! So well deserved!

Lovely to see you again, however brief.


Geochick August 9, 2010 at 2:34 pm

How cool is that!


loribeth August 9, 2010 at 6:10 pm

Woohoo!! I got so excited when your picture came up on my browser. I would have loved to be there to see your face when you saw that poster! — what a cool way to find out! Congratulations!!


Rachel August 9, 2010 at 6:37 pm

Too cool ;)


Mel August 10, 2010 at 6:51 am

I always listen to and you. I have to admit that I grabbed people by the elevator bank and shoved the magazine in their face and exclaimed, “that’s my friend!”


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Kristin August 11, 2010 at 11:46 am

OMG, OMG, OMG…I am so very thrilled for you and you deserve it!


Karin Katherine August 11, 2010 at 2:12 pm

That is sooooo cool and now I wish I didn’t chicken out and not go to BlogHer even though I had my ticket and airline/hotel reservations! Boo!


mrs spock August 15, 2010 at 4:01 pm

Wow- that is an amazing group of bloggers to be listed with!


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