Meet Lois

Hello. My name is Lois. I’ve always thought of it as an “old aunt” name, but while I am an aunt, I’m not old. At least I don’t think so.

I’ve been married to my college sweetheart for more than two decades. We have two daughters, ages 15 and 12.

My heap of curly brown hair doesn’t say a lot about me (other than it’s usually impossible for me to follow current hair trends), while my daughters’ locks—thick, straight, shiny black—are a beautiful indication of where and how I became a mama. (In China. Via international adoption.)

I’m a Midwestern girl who spent her college and first dozen adult years in Northwest Arkansas. I now live near Kansas City, about 10 miles from my childhood home. I never thought I’d be back, but I’m glad I am.

In a past life, I worked as a business journalist and wrote two books. I believe that everything in life has a point, whether or not we can see it at the time.

To read more about my writing background, click here. And if you’re curious about why this blog is called Waxing Gibbous, click here.

Thanks for stopping by. I’m delighted that you are here.

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