Steve and I are in our mid-thirties. We were married in 1996. We met in college, and then both went on to grad school, Steve in investments and I in writing. We have five children.

As of September, 2011.

Jasper, our long-outnumbered boy, is 11.

Saffron, adopted from Ethiopia in 2009, is 9.

Ruby, our curly-haired girl, is 8.

Willa, Saffron's biological sister adopted at the same time, is 6.

Cyrus, long-awaited brother adopted domestically at birth in March, is 6 months.

Charles, our baby boy who died at birth, was born October 23, 2007.