About Me /

15 Guate P1000439After trying the urban artist thing for fifteen years or so, I found my calling as a suburban soccer mom.  I discovered this in a friend’s garage, climbing into her 7-seat family car (which she tells me is NOT a minivan) to deliver registration materials to the neighborhood soccer league while our daughters played with fairy houses and muddy sticks in the backyard and my friend’s son made paper guns inside with his Amma.

The soccer didn’t stick, but the suburbs did. Mostly.

I have a partner (yes, a girl), two daughters – one by adoption and one by falling in love with her mom – two dogs, two cars, and two cats.  It’s a good life, and sometimes I share a slice of it on this blog.  Mostly on Friday mornings.

I hope you’ll stop by again and let me know what you think, or how the journey (writing, parenting, any of it) is going for you.



20 Responses to “About Me /”

  1. Cindy May 31, 2011 at 9:12 am #

    YAY! I can’t wait to read this blog 🙂

  2. Jackie W. December 12, 2011 at 9:15 pm #

    Holy guacamole! RoiAnn, do you remember performing in a show during the mid-1990’s called “Kitty Hawk”? I do, ’cause I was in it with you!

    Stumbled across your blog over at another “mama” site. I am also the parent of a soccer-loving seven year old girl (only child – dear hubby and I are “one and done”).

    Anyway, I’m glad to see that you’re fulfilled and happy nowadays. Looking forward to reading about your adventures again soon!

    • rrp69 December 13, 2011 at 10:40 am #

      Hello!!! Yes, I remember you – seriously? Wow. Great to see you out here on the worldwide web 🙂 You’re killin’ me – parent of a soccer-loving seven year old girl? It always surprises me to see how lives run parrallel. Still in the Midwest? Thank you so much for saying hello!!

  3. Jenea January 18, 2012 at 6:27 am #

    Saw your blog on mamapedia. Looking forward to reading more blogs!!

    • rrp69 January 18, 2012 at 8:15 am #

      Thank you! And I look forward to hearing from you again. 🙂

  4. Kischka March 16, 2012 at 10:45 am #

    Hi, there. I’m a lesbian adoptive mom too, and I’ve been following your blog for a couple of months. Just wanted to let you know that I love your writing, and your posts often bring a tear to my eye.

    • rrp69 March 16, 2012 at 1:19 pm #

      Thank you so much!!! I am so happy to hear from you, and thrilled that you’re enjoying the blog. Feel free to email me if you’d like to trade stories less publicly 🙂 RainstoneQ@aol.com Have an excellent day.

  5. Ur mom May 19, 2012 at 12:42 am #

    i love your writing, too. you never cease to amaze me. you have always been so wise!

    • rrp69 May 19, 2012 at 8:22 am #

      Thanks, Mom 🙂

  6. singlemomontherun May 19, 2012 at 2:00 am #

    Hi – I have a question for you. When you submit to Mamapedia do you post the piece on your blog first and then say it has already been posted or do you submit it and then wait a week or two to see if it gets accepted and then put it on your blog? Thanks! Christina

    • rrp69 May 19, 2012 at 8:20 am #

      I post it first and then submit my favorites to Mamapedia. But I can see the value of waiting, so you can say, “As published on Mamapedia…” Whatever you decide – good luck!

  7. singlemomontherun May 24, 2012 at 11:56 am #

    How long does it take before you usually hear back from Mamapedia?

  8. Barbara Conroy August 28, 2013 at 2:35 pm #

    Hi Roiann. I love your blog and am so happy you are doing well and have adopted a beautiful little girl. I tried to become your friend on Facebook, but am not sure I did it right because I did not get a response. I filled in my email below and so hope to hear from you. Long ago your girl scout leader, Barbara Conroy

    • RoiAnn August 28, 2013 at 2:58 pm #

      Wow – Hello! Thank you for the comment. I’ll connect with you off-blog 🙂

  9. chicachicababies September 3, 2013 at 8:41 am #

    Just found your blog and loving it! Hi from another lesbian adoptive mom family! 🙂

    • RoiAnn September 3, 2013 at 12:37 pm #

      Awesome!!! I love lesbian adoptive mom families 🙂 Clearly. and I appreciate your reaching out to say hey.

  10. dcparenting February 20, 2014 at 4:45 pm #

    Parenting PhD. would like permission to reprint with attribution your article “Loving Doris”. We would include a nice introduction, link to your blog, and a spot on the featured articles page of our website.
    Tobey Stein
    Parenting PhD. blog http://dcparenting.wordpress.com
    Website: http://www.dcparenting.org

    • RoiAnn February 20, 2014 at 7:30 pm #

      Sure – sounds fun! Thanks for thinking of me. Curious to know what it is about that post which you feel will speak to your readers. I look forward to hearing from you. ~ RoiAnn

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