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Lori Lavender Luz
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Oh, lookie. I'm on sale.

(Actually, I'm FREE for 6 more days via +Adoptive Families magazine.)

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#adoption #openadoption #adoptiveparenting
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My Particular Shade of Gray.
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I now understand the phrase, "the bloom is off the rose" because the fading is happening to me, too. Indignity after indignity!
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From +Laura Marie Scoggins  on +Musings of the Lame :

7 Things Search and Reunion Taught Me About My Adopted Mom

"4. My adopted mom was strong enough for me to search for my history."
By Laura Marie Scoggins When I received my original birth certificate from Ohio, one of the first things I did was show it to my adopted mom. We ended up having one of the
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Dear Abby came at this the wrong way. Many people do.
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This is a wonderful adoptee-sensitive counterpoint to Dear Abby's off-the-mark advice. Thanks for leading the way.
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"We travel the extra mile to become the parents our children need us to be. We understand that parenting based on the strategies our folks used to raise us will not serve us. Adoption creates additional needs and challenges for our families and this requires additional parenting strategies and skills. Our parenting tool box must suit the realities of the task set before us."

via +Long Island Adoption Support Group and +Gayle H. Swift
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Great guest post, +Gayle H. Swift.
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Need tips on raising a connected child (and really, what adoptive family doesn't)?

This interview between +Dawn Davenport of +Creating a Family and +Karyn Purvis, PhD, of "The Connected Child"​ is chock full of them.
How do you form attachment and build family connections in adoption?
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I've just launched an online magazine, "Open Adoption Matters," via Flipboard. If you're looking for some summer reading, check it out. It's FREE and easy to view or download on your computer, tablet or smart phone.

The first issue features curated content (and no ads!) from +Barbara Freedgood +April Dinwoodie +Kat Cooley +Gayle H. Swift +Addison Cooper +Adoption.com +Melissa Giarrosso +Alex Chase +Laura Marie Scoggins +Deanna Shrodes +Dawn Davenport +Carrie Goldman +Lorraine Dusky +Jane Edwards  +sherrie eldridge +Jessenia Arias
By Lori Holden | Opening all things in adoption -- hearts, minds, records -- and leaving behind shame & secrecy
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Congratulations!
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Awesome infographic for bookies like me. I totally pegged Colorado. Can you guess your state's book?
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Block Island Organics: A Family Owned Startup Skin Care Brand
What's an ayurvedic-living, ToeSox-wearing, essential-oil using, fair-skinned gal who wants to treat her epidermis well but not with synthetic chemicals to do? Especially when she lives in a semi-arid climate in a city that's a mile closer to the sun than N...
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Have an athletic scent in your home? +HEX Performance products will be demoed in +Target stores in Colorado and Georgia tomorrow.
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Review from Hilary of "The Open-Hearted Way to Open Adoption."
This is the best book I've read yet on adoption. Written by an adoptive mother whose children both have different levels of openness, and her daughter's birth mother, it's th...
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HEX Performance Products: Samples, Coupons, and Demos -- Oh, My!
It's not always pleasant on the nose to have an athlete in the house. I believe we've reached the point at which it would be better for my son's room to smell like Axe body spray. — Lori Lavender Luz (@LavLuz) March 31, 2014 My husband and daughter do their...
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So funny, +Jill Reese, Independent Author, Humorist  With your description and my own experiences, my nose can easily conjure that exact odor!
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Kobe, Japan - Aleppo, Syria - Granada, Spain
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Denver-based author of The Open-Hearted Way to Open Adoption: Helping Your Child Grow Up Whole (check out what people are saying about it).

Yogini & yin-yanger. Wordsmith & wine-sipper. Wife of one & mom of two. Diarist & open adoption advocate. Visit me at LavenderLuz.com.


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Making progress on Titibasana (firefly) pose.
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Chief Civilizer at Tessa & Reed Associates
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  • LavenderLuz.com
    Documentarian, 2007 - present
  • The Open-Hearted Way to Open Adoption: Helping Your Child Grow Up Whole
    Author, 2013 - present
  • Tessa & Reed Associates
    Chief Civilizer, 2001 - present
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Lori Holden
I had the pleasure of working with Bryan West on trying out a SmileBrilliant TeethWhitening Kit and offering a giveaway on my review blog. The product lived up to the expectations I had, and Bryan was wonderful to deal with. He was personable, stayed in touch to the appropriate degree, and was always kind and professional. It has been a very positive experience, and I have a whiter smile to boot!
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Katie led me through my first Pilates class expertly. She knew exactly how hard to work me so that I could find my edge -- to be challenged but also experience success. The studio is clean and bright, the machines well-maintained and also clean. I highly recommend Personal Pilates Plus. Disclosure: I assist with social media for Personal Pilates Plus. I love representing such a wonderful organization.
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