Lori Holden's book coverWelcome, new readers of my book, from BlogHer, Parenting magazine, Adoptive Families magazine and elsewhere.

Here is a digest of some of my favorite posts.  Pull up a post and stay awhile, and let me know you were here — I’d like to get to know you.


Double feature: Date Night mishaps.

The night my house broke up with me: A night with toddlers locked in my own personal a panic room.

*thisclose*: my near-death experience, which went unnoticed by everyone else.

You’re so vain. I bet you think this post is about you: the delusions of a former boyfriend.

If wishes were horses: and maybe they are.


Mom badge: I earned it. Holy crap, did I earn it.

Weddding invitation: a hint to the life we’d have together

The Brady Crunch: a fun title for a cursed time.

My one-and-only pregnancy photo: Paulie, me and Sunny D. Funny (in a take-back-the-infertility kind of way) because I was never really pregnant.

Family of origin of the species: this will explain a lot.


What does “‘real” mean? My daughter utters those dreaded words.

What if I weren’t adopted?” I abide with my daughter while she wonders.

“Why did she give me away?” My son asks tough questions that make at least one of us cry.

Hotel Rwanda and open adoption parenting: response to reader comments.

Bloom where you’re planted: tribute to my stubborn children.

On DNA: Nature? or Nurture?

Infertility, freedom, spirituality

Core beliefs: a foray into political blogging, favorited because of the ensuing discussion.

How to live a charmed life: someone gifted me with this, and now I pass it on.

Grant us peace: vlogging with my sisters.

Image: LavenderLuz.com

8 thoughts on “Welcome”

  1. Hi,

    Found you via Mel at Stirrup Queens’ IComLeaveWe. I’ve gifted you with a Versatile Blogger award over at my blog.

    Best wishes,


  2. Hi from ICLW! I’m so glad I found you on there. I enjoyed reading your last few posts – hopefully I’ll be able to catch up on a few more soon. You seem like an incredible woman and a wonderful mom. I look forward to following your blog.


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