May 12, 2012

An open letter to ministers, yoga teachers, rabbis, spin instructors, pastors, adjunct professors, priests, zumba instructors, imams, motivational speakers, reverends and anyone addressing mothers and fathers in mid-May or mid-June. Dear Person at the front of the room, I know you worked really hard on that homily about Mother’s Day / Father’s Day. It’s a […]

The flip side of the 2011 Adoption Bloggers Interview Project

November 26, 2011

I’m closing out the last week of National Adoption Awareness Month with the second part of twin posts from the Adoption Bloggers Interview Project. Part 1 was where I interviewed Allison of A Few Sprinkles Short of a Sundae, and below is the part in which she interviewed me (originally posted on her blog). ~~~~~ […]

Gratitude? Gratitude.

August 4, 2011

My yoga teacher, Jane, harps and harps on gratitude. Got something good going on? Show gratitude! Got something bad going on? Show gratitude! And she’s always trying to open our hips because “open hips = happy heart.” And a happy heart is a grateful one. One day, after a very stretchy sequence to eke open […]

The dollars and $ense of MY family’s creation

April 19, 2011

Family-building efforts are limited (and sometimes thwarted) by only two things: time and money. To address the latter of these Baby Smiling and I are hosting a blog carnival called The Dollars and $ense of Family Building. At the bottom of this post you’ll see how you, too, can participate. How did my husband and […]