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Christmas Letdown and how to avoid it

All I wanted for Christmas that year was the fashion show stage on which to perch my Dawn doll. And I got it. And a...

Micro-thankfulness

During this holiday season, big thankfulness is what we usually aim for. Yet there are countless opportunities to feel gratitude for the small things. This...

Aye-yay-eye

It’s November, and you know what THAT means. Decisions and predictions. As in those two words that give me hives: open enrollment. For those who...

When “last” means “best”

I had long struggled with the idea of adoption as a second choice — pregnancy being the default setting and thus the first choice. Why...

Rolling with the punches at the Denver Roller Dolls derby bout

A couple of Saturdays ago, I, PrincessDIE!, and my husband, Osama bin Skatin, took our children on a family date night. Where did we find...

When opportunity knocks and you don’t answer

In January of 2003 I took a crash course on bi-polar disorder in children. In a weekly email, our adoption agency told us and other...

Enter to win JungleQuest Tickets!

CONTEST CLOSED. CONGRATULATIONS TO WINNERS JANELLE HRUBY AND ELENA DAVIS-STENHOUSE! My face hurts from smiling. I’ve just taken my kids to JungleQuest. And watched them...

Our Bodies: Do We Rent, or Do We Own?

My Dad once told me that we are all TABs: Temporarily Able-Bodied. Being young and invincible, I dismissed his statement as a middle-aged mope. Years...

A Bumpy Ride

Before I tell you the following story, I’ll cut to the chase: Roger is OK. “Roger? Who’s Roger? Isn’t Lori’s husband named Rob?” you may...

Earning My Mom Badge

I have loved Tessa from the the moment I knew of her existence, but the lovin’ wasn’t proven until she was about 3 months old....