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Welcome, new readers from Parenting magazine, the Opening Adoption Symposium, Adoptive Families magazine,  BlogHer,  Circle of Moms and elsewhere. Below are some of my favorite posts. You may also see  other articles favorited by my readers.

Pull up a post and stay awhile, and let me know you were here.

(To read ongoing posts, please scroll down.)


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

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

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

“Why did she give me away?” My son asks tough questions. Insights to how to respond when your child begins wondering about birth parents.

On DNA: Nature? or Nurture?


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 on Halloween. Funny (in a take-back-the-infertility kind of way) because I really was.

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

Infertility, freedom, spirituality

The View on Clomid: Melissa, Pamela Jeanne and I on an infertility panel at BlogHer08.

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

My spiritual yin and my political yang: How I came to be a New-Age Libertarian.

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

Grant us peace: vlogging with my sisters. Take 23.

Images: Health Jockey,, WriteMindOpenHeart,

Lori Holden, mom of a young adult daughter and a young adult son, writes from Denver. She was honored as an Angel in Adoption® by the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute.

Find Lori’s books on her Amazon Author page, and catch episodes of Adoption: The Long View wherever you get your podcasts.

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17 Responses

  1. I LOVE your digest page! What a great idea!

    Thank you so much for stopping by, especially since I have been such an absentee blogger (and commenter!).


  2. Congratulations on being named one of Parenting Magazine’s Top Ten (most addictive) Mommy Bloggers. Woot!

    This is a great collection of your best posts. I think of it like tasting a sample of ice cream before ordering a cone.

    Now…I’m gonna grab a cup of coffee (or a bowl of ice cream)…and begin to “digest” your “digest.”


  3. here from ICLW – just enjoying browsing through your current and prior blogs. you’re a wonderful writer. i just read your post on ‘expansion’ vs ‘contraction’ and it really hit home with me. i’ve never been one to find the law of attraction, well… that attractive. i like your thougths on this better. thanks!

  4. I don’t think I officially congratulated you for being recognized for your fabulousity (although I certainly did in my mind…)! So please accept my belated CONGRATS, I’m honored to be one of your following. 🙂

  5. Love the menagerie of posts =D I really need to update my link to your blog….I had lost you! Haven’t been by in a while, so will enjoy catching up on what I’ve missed. Btw, The Hubs spent his lunch hour with me reading through some of your Infertility, Freedom, Spirituality posts and he asked me to tell you he enjoyed them very much 😀

  6. Conceive Magazine? Parenting Magazine? Blog-Her??? You name-dropper you! Haha….and I’m totally buying it….what a fantastic menagerie of posts…I will continue to be checking you — um, your blog — out. 🙂

    ICLW #82

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