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Low Maintenance

My friend Melissa, host of today’s 300th Microblog Monday post, says: The whole point of Microblog Mondays is to get people to record their thoughts in their own space. Facebook could go away tomorrow. Twitter could delete your tweets. Instagram is just renting a visual space. But your blog is your place to write your thoughts…Just two or three sentences, marking what you’re thinking right now.

So this is what I was about to post on Instagram today after playing with filters.

I stopped coloring my hair years ago (still waiting to be able to do this). I have a hairstyle that can go more than 6 months between trims. I don’t wear much make-up, to the deep dismay of my teen-age daughter.

In other words, during the Covid-19 quarantine, I haven’t been frantic to get maintenance done on my face or hair.

But this Instagram filter let me play with eyelashes in a low impact way. It’s me, only a bit more glamorous.


This post is part of #Microblog Mondays. What’s that? A post that is not too long. Head over to Stirrup Queens to join the fun.

Lori Holden's book cover

Lori Holden, mom of a teen son and a teen daughter, writes from Denver. Her book, The Open-Hearted Way to Open Adoption: Helping Your Child Grow Up Whole, is available through your favorite online bookseller and makes a thoughtful anytime gift for the adoptive families in your life. Catch episodes of Adoption: The Long View wherever you get your podcasts.

Lori was honored as an Angel in Adoption® in 2018 by the Congressional Coalition of Adoption Institute.

Learning to Swallow

Did you know babies are born with an instinct that involves thrusting the tongue forward in order to latch on to a nipple? And did you know that at about 8 months of age, these infants gradually find a better way to swallow, one that retires action at the tip of the tongue in favor of action at the back of the tongue?

I never got that memo.

adult treatment for tongue thrust

News to Me

I had no clue I am a tongue thruster. Nobody ever told me. Not my pediatrician, not my dentist, not my first orthodontist when I was a teenager. Even my mom was surprised when I told her recently. Continue reading Learning to Swallow