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Lori Lyons
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Journalist, adoptive mom, stepmom, coach's wife, blogger, family historian
Journalist, adoptive mom, stepmom, coach's wife, blogger, family historian

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Sixteen
As much a fuss as my mama made over all of my birthdays growing up, I have to say she let me down on my 16th. I wanted a party. A big, fancy Sweet 16 party with lots of people, friends, balloons and a big ass cake. I didn't get that. I did get a cake, and a...

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Historic Treasures
It's a simple fact of life. Genealogists are pack rats. Each and every one of us has boxes or plastic bins filled with photographs of people we don't know but probably are related to, boxes of documents listing generations of relatives and ziplock bags fill...

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History takes a long time
As I said before, this is a work in progress. It has been a while since I've been able to work on this as I have been working. For real. I am now the Sports Editor and all-around news person at a small bi-weekly newspaper in LaPlace called L'Observateur. Th...

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When I'm 54
As much as I love birthdays, sometimes they do make us want to turn back the clock. I mean, I can put up with the lines and the wrinkles, but I really hate the little dots that start showing up all over the place. The aches in the feet. The pains in the hip...

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Life on the Other Side
"Life on the Other Side." That is what my fellow scoliosis parents call life after surgery -- after the worrying, the waiting, the sleepless nights, the nightmares, the consultations with doctors and surgeons, the MRIs and the X-rays, and after the week in ...

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Bent Wings -- A Scoliosis Journey: Postponed
I swear this is true. I was sitting at the computer, trying to concentrate on ... something ... But my mind began to wander, as it frequently does, to her surgery.   June 24th. The date on all our calendars. I just happened to glance at the lower corner of ...

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Bent Wings -- A Scoliosis Journey
In January of 2012, just after she turned 11, Lora Leigh's pediatrician noticed that her posture was "off."  She did some routine tests and ordered an X-ray. A few weeks later, the doctor called to tell us that her suspicions had been confirmed. Lora Leigh ...

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Siblings
Not a one of them was born to me. But all three of them are my kids. 

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Bent Wings -- A Scoliosis Journey
This is a test. Please ignore me. 

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Bases loaded
                                                     My husband, The Coach, and I have had a couple of sleepless nights here under the flare. Most of it was caused by this wonky old window unit we had in our upstairs bedroom that started sounding like a pai...
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