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The Evolution of My Career

I’m taking an adoption break this week, and focusing on something I’ve never really talked about before: what I do for work and how that¬†came to be. I went to Carnegie Mellon, initially intending to major in Professional Writing, but to try and get into the College of Fine Arts. I wanted to be an … Continue reading


The SB277 referendum did not make the November 2016 ballot. That means that SB277 will be implemented by July 2016. Cassie cannot go to Transitional Kindergarten. We thought about keeping her in preschool for another year, but there are two problems with that: We don’t want her to stay in preschool for another year. We … Continue reading

Back at Adoption.com

Before Cassie was born, I wrote for AdoptionBlogs.com. I had to take a break when I was writing four adoption-related pieces each week, plus, you know, trying to actually adopt a baby. This past fall, I talked to them about writing for the new and improved Adoption.com. My first article was published today! How to … Continue reading

We Found a Place! And Other Updates

Good morning! It’s so easy to sound cheerful on a Monday morning when I write these posts in advance at night. As the headline indicated, we found a place! We were getting very discouraged, having not gotten either of two houses we really loved that were within walking distance of our friends’ house. Last weekend, … Continue reading

One Month (Give or Take)

I started my new job at Not Bank of America on May 7th. I’ve been there for about a month, give or take a couple days. It’s been different. I’ve been learning a lot. I’ve been writing a lot. Not here, obviously, but about banking procedures. I met more people in my first two days … Continue reading


I’ve been absent from the blog for awhile now. Part of the absence is due to the usual springtime madness. (I’ll post pictures, I promise.) However, a large part of it is due to the fact that major changes are in the works. The Biggest News We’re moving! We are¬†physically moving out of Antioch. In … 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

I Have a Disability

When I first found out I have CRPS, it was still being called RSD (Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy). RSD was not on the list of disabilities that the federal government recognizes. If you were disabled by RSD/CRPS, you were SOL according to the government. I know some people have been successful, in the 11 years since … Continue reading

I’m Not Moving to Australia

I’m looking for a job. I’m a technical writer. I found the best job posting for a technical writer ever. So, I replied to it. I said, “I don’t know if you know this, but when that job description was written, it was written for me.” Yet, somehow, they still emailed me back. The recruiter’s … Continue reading


Cassie started preschool this week. She’s at the same preschool that Jackson attended from 2008 through 2011. I don’t actually intend to tell you where she goes to preschool, so I’m just going to call it “Preschool.” Preschool takes children once they turn two. Cassie turned two last Friday. The first day she was eligible … Continue reading