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We’re adopting!

It’s most of what I write and post about, because it’s taken over my life, but I wanted to create one place that collects it all – or, at least, the basics. Here we are.

The announcement:

(It’s clicky. I hate the way IG’s embeds looks, so if you want to see the real thing … it’s clicky.)


Adoption FAQs

The answers, anyway:




Yes, cripplingly expensive.

The rest of the FAQs are here: “Adoption FAQs


“Family” Art Show Fundraiser



It’s finally upon us! One night only: More than 20 of today’s most creative, innovative, and talented visual artists are coming together for this event and I am so, so excited! (Except I’m not excited about giving up some of the amazing art that has already started to come in. You guys …)

“Family” Art Show
1875 N Milwaukee Ave – Chicago
Saturday, May 19
6:00 – 10:00 pm

Open house-style, so come by whenever is best for you – or come at 6:00 and hang out all night. Get a babysitter and make it a date night, or bring the kids – totally family-friendly.

No admission at the door. Original art and a limited number of prints will be available for sale. There will be at least one piece raffled away (don’t forget to wear your “& Di-di” shirt if you got one last month!). 100% of proceeds and donations help us bring our di-di home!

Featured artists include:

Adam Henske – Alecks Cruz – Alexis Moulds – Angeliki Jackson (aka Astrodub) – Biafra – Chris RWK – Enzo Sarto – Epic Uno – Glass Cuisine – Jared Hensley – Jay Myers – Jeff Gorski – KidTherst – Marthalicia Matarrita – Mr. CADatonic – starheadboy – Suburban Warrior – Penny Pinch – RenOne – Shark Shredder – Therst  – Thomcat23 – Tony Kern – William Truran

Special thanks to Daily Projects Cafe in Algonquin.

Check out the Facebook event for a full list of artist IG names and website links – and to RSVP/invite friends!


T-Shirt of the Month


May is the first month of our T-Shirt of the Month campaign! Here’s how it works:

  • T-Shirt Tuesday – A new shirt will be released on the first Tuesday of every month.
  • 21 days – Each shirt will be available for 21 days, and then it’s gone forever.
  • One URL – You can always find the current shirt at, so save that link!
  • 100% to adoption – All of our profits from these shirt will help us pay off adoption debt.

(One catch: Each design has to sell at least five to get printed. Not my rule.)

We’re still going to run, and probably prioritize, other fundraisers, but these will always be running in the background. Because my husband is an amazing artist. And because, while our first t-shirt attempt bombed, we learned that the campaigns are easy to set up (especially with an amazing artist in-house) and it doesn’t really cost us anything to bomb. So if a few people get cool shirts and we earn a few extra dollars to help bring our di-di home every month, everybody wins.


Thanks to friends, grant organizations, and event sponsors!


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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Amy N permalink
    22 April 2018 6:55 AM

    Can’t wait to see all of Timothy and Niah’s art! How exciting to have a show coming up for such a good cause.

  2. Jennifer permalink
    23 April 2018 8:39 AM

    I’m coming! Just a matter of who comes with me. Kennedy loves art, so hopefully her. She can help me pick a good piece.

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