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Pieces I’m Proud Of

I’m very excited about my latest piece for adoption.com: Red Flags Expectant Parents Should Watch for in Prospective Adoptive Parents Every major blog has probably posted the opposite piece: Red Flags Adoptive Parents Should Look for in Birthmothers. My piece came about because of a discussion in the Creating a Family Facebook group. The birthmothers … Continue reading

2015 in Review

I always like this chance to look back at what I did last year. Unfortunately, I didn’t do one heck of a lot for this blog last year. I would very much like to post weekly in 2016. I hope that happens. Thank you to all of my readers! The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared … Continue reading

The “Truth” About Adoption

I almost played a porn star in a play once. The play was Geniuses, a comedy about an Apocalypse Now-style movie being shot in the Philippines. Our venue became unavailable, so, without a place to put on the play, we could not do the play. I remember exactly one of my lines: “We are each … Continue reading

Off to BlogHer

I’ll be leaving for BlogHer momentarily. We moved from Antioch to “Salem” this past weekend. Are we settled in? Not even close. But when BlogHer registration happened, we didn’t know when we’d be moving. I’m not nearly as prepared for BlogHer as I’d like to be, but I do hope to meet some of the … Continue reading

Hello, I’m Robyn Chittister

I check my blog stats about once a week. WordPress gives me a list of the top searches that lead to my page. Usually, they are variations on “adoption network law center reviews” and “gilmore girls ending.” People love my alternate ending to The Gilmore Girls. This week, the number one search is “robyn chittister.” … Continue reading

Holding to the Ground

The last time I thought about blog names, people brought up musicals. While it is true that I have a strange and fascinating knowledge of American musical theatre from 1866 to 1997-ish, I just couldn’t come up with anything that didn’t seem trite. I started thinking in another direction. I was thinking about things I … Continue reading

Favorites of 2013

Every year, the Open Adoption Bloggers asks for submissions for the favorite blog posts of that year. When you submit a post of your own, you also submit a post of someone else’s. This year’s list is very interesting. It was hard for me to choose one of my own posts and just one of … Continue reading

Bloggy Resolutions 2014

I don’t really make New Year’s Resolutions. I don’t see the point. I do, however, have some goals for this blog in 2014. Wanna hear ’em? Sure you do! Come up with a better name than “The Chittister Family” before BlogHer. (BlogHer is in San Jose this year. I have no excuse not to go.) … Continue reading

53 Drafts: What Do You Want to Read About?

First, apologies to my followers, who just got spammed with several past posts. Every so often, I’m moving over content from my Live Journal. I had these laudable goals of doing one post per night or something, and ended up with several in draft form. I was going through my drafts, trying to figure out … Continue reading

Nice and Beautiful, Part Two

Last week, Don’t We Look Alike gave me the Beautiful Mama Blog Award. I was not having a good day… week, really. In fact, life is pretty darn stressful right now. So, when I got the award, I chose to just let it make me happy. I knew there were requirements to go along with … Continue reading