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Stolen Dreams: Adoption Agency Screws Over Families Across the Country

Stolen Dreams: Adoption Agency Screws Over Families Across the Country

The Independent Adoption Center was collecting fees and recruiting clients just days before declaring bankruptcy Every once in awhile, I’ll be asked to write a piece that then never makes it to print. There can be a lot of reasons this happens, and most of the time I just move on to whatever the next […]

Blogging Failure

So fine, I admit it, calling this a “Week in Review” has gotten a little ridiculous, seeing as I haven’t updated this space weekly in months. Would you believe I used to have a blog I updated daily? A funny thing happens when you start writing professionally: You suddenly have a whole lot less time […]

Week in Review: Birthday Girl

Week in Review: Birthday Girl

I don’t know how it happened, but suddenly… I have a 4 year old. And this is how we spent her birthday: I mean, I’m not bragging, but that’s what a spa day in Alaska looks like. Just saying. We have her birthday party tomorrow, and she could not be more excited. I also transformed […]

Week in Review: We March

Week in Review: We March

I’ve been going back and forth on whether or not to march tomorrow. The only thing holding me back, really, has been that my only option is to march with Cheeks… and I’m just not sure she’s old enough to bring to a politically charged event. But, I’ve come to the conclusion that the march […]

Week in Review: The Most Wonderful Time of The Year

Week in Review: The Most Wonderful Time of The Year

Have I mentioned before how much I love this time of year? The lights. The tree. The time together. And the fact that we can usually count on at least one visit into Anchorage by this kid’s extended bio family: You see, pretty much all of my little girl’s other family live in remote Alaskan […]

Week in Review: 'Tis the Season

Week in Review: ‘Tis the Season

I love this time of year. Which is weird because, before motherhood, I was never much of a fan. But ever since this little girl came into my life: Christmas is pretty much my favorite! We played hooky yesterday and spent the day visiting Santa, picking out our tree, decorating, and generally just getting into […]

Week in Review: The Election

I’m tired. Is anyone else tired? Like really, deeply exhausted? I have a lot of foreign clients who have asked me in the last few days how I feel about the election results. The truth is, I’m as shocked as anyone. And I’m sad. And I’m scared. But I’ve also been trying really hard to […]

Week in Review: First Snow

Week in Review: First Snow

It’s been a month since my last Week in Review, which is totally an indication¬†of how freaking busy I’ve been. In fact, things have been so busy that I wound up making a pretty big decision about my business in the last week. One of the things not a lot of people understand about freelance […]

Week in Review: Winter's Coming

Week in Review: Winter’s Coming

Last weekend, some friends and I drove a bit out of town planning on seeing some fall colors and doing a bit of exploration. Instead, we found this:   Funny story: I posted that picture on my personal Facebook page, and was immediately inundated by text messages along the lines of, “Who’s the guy?” and […]

Week in Review: Outnumbered

Week in Review: Outnumbered

We had Trick or Treat in the Heat last weekend, which is basically an excuse to get kiddos out celebrating Halloween before there is snow on the ground up here in Alaska (not entirely true – it’s actually a really cool charity event, too). Unfortunately, it absolutely poured on us, which kind of defeated the […]