All Blog Posts Tagged 'adoption' (45)

Somebody Stop Me Before I Buy A Puppy


It seems that I may have completely lost my mind now because lately I've had babies and puppies on the brain big time.  And I may need an intervention.  Click over to my blog to see what I'm talking about:…


Added by nuckingfutsmama on May 16, 2013 at 3:21pm — No Comments

Things That Make You Go "Hmmm"

Sometimes, it's really hard to be the parent, especially when your kid does something so crazy, stupid that you wanna laugh your head off.  But instead, you've gotta be the one to teach him right from wrong.  Take, for example, the time my son, the comedian, decided to reenact the lewd…


Added by nuckingfutsmama on September 5, 2012 at 9:28am — No Comments

Monsters Incorporated

For some time, Bunny has been experiencing a reoccurring nightmare.  She dreams monsters come in our house and eat our entire family, except for her.  She is left alone with no parents, no home, and no place to go.



Added by Lanita Moss on January 10, 2012 at 6:37am — No Comments

The First Time...

Yesterday was the start of National Adoption Month.  Around our house I have been busy writing articles for Adoption.Com on different ways to celebrate the month, and we have all been sporting purple ribbons for adoption awareness.

Adoption is a…


Added by Lanita Moss on November 2, 2011 at 7:03am — No Comments

Hail to the Chief

As an American, there are a few things I take for granted, life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness being the big three.  I’m also guaranteed certain liberties such as the right of free speech, the freedom of religion, and the right to own a gun.

Another right I have as an American that I…


Added by Lanita Moss on October 20, 2011 at 12:27pm — No Comments

Lost Opportunity

I am disappointed.  Disappointed at a lost opportunity.

This morning, over a cup of coffee, I read this headline in the Hollywood Reporter.

Jillian Michaels Warns Against International Adoption…


Added by Lanita Moss on October 6, 2011 at 5:30am — No Comments

Tamales and Borscht

Tomorrow is Bunny’s adoption day.  It’s been six years since we brought our little bundle of joy home from Guatemala.  Every year I think about holding her in my arms knowing she was finally mine.

In years past we have celebrated with cake and singing, taking time to celebrate the expansion of…


Added by Lanita Moss on September 27, 2011 at 7:29am — No Comments

Scissors and Crayons

Sometimes international adoption can throw a curve ball when you least expect it.

When Elle was in the lower grades of elementary school, she brought home an assignment.  They had been studying the 50 states in school and how the states related to the students.  The worksheet was a map of the…


Added by Lanita Moss on September 20, 2011 at 6:58am — No Comments

Russian Hats

When I think of the Russians and what they wear on their heads, I think of furry military hats or colorful babushkas (head scarves) tied around the babushka’s (grandmother’s) heads. Before I adopted Elle, I rarely thought of baby beanies we put on our infants heads.




Added by Lanita Moss on September 15, 2011 at 6:07am — No Comments

Gulag Bunny

I have a very odd sense of humor.  I love nothing more than embarrassing my children by car dancing at stop lights, or driving a white VW Beetle convertible covered with colorful daisy decals, or driving around in the same car, top down, with a stuffed deer head in the backseat.

So, it isn’t really surprising that…


Added by Lanita Moss on September 8, 2011 at 5:41am — No Comments

But We Thought She Was Ours

Earlier this month, a family’s world was destroyed.  A Liberty, MO family received notification that a Guatemalan judge had ordered the return of their seven-year-old adopted daughter.

This story caught my eye because I have a six-year-old Guatemalan daughter, and Liberty is only 40 miles away from where I live.  So, it was hitting rather close to home.




Added by Lanita Moss on August 17, 2011 at 6:50am — No Comments

The Courage to be Angry

Our household has been a difficult place to be lately.  Like most parents, I am struggling to keep boredom at bay, without sacrificing every moment of my day to my children.

But, the summertime boredom blues is not what is making this summer so hard.  My daughter, Hunter, is in the process of turning our family inside out.



Added by Lanita Moss on July 25, 2011 at 6:45am — No Comments

Monkey's on the Bed

Today, I was loading the dishwasher and overhead in the bedroom above, I kept hearing a thumping noise, followed by giggles. Normally, I would just ignore it, because I figure...hey, they are not bothering me, so thump away. But today, I was edgy.

I hollered up, "hey, settled down upnthere, or heads are gonna roll"....more giggling.

So....I marched up, sure that some heads were gonna roll. I could hear the faint sound of Justin Bieber playing and some giggle talk. When I… Continue

Added by MommieorBust on May 26, 2011 at 6:15pm — No Comments

A Selfless Act of Love

Yesterday was Mother’s Day, a day filled with homemade cards, a bouquet of pink and yellow flowers, and beef brisket. It was a beautiful and unseasonably warm day spent with my family and my mother.

On Friday, I had been asked to write a special Mother’s Day tribute for I entitled the post Muffins With Mom where I really thought about the one word that could sum…


Added by Lanita Moss on May 9, 2011 at 5:27am — No Comments

Amazing People

Mommie or Bust  Since I began blogging and using twitter in January, it is amazing how many people I have met who have touched my heart.  I was so nervous to put myself out there, but it has been the best thing ever.  My blog is more popular than I ever expected and it has brought me so much joy to share my story.… Continue

Added by MommieorBust on April 12, 2011 at 10:51am — No Comments

How To Adopt A Child


How To Adopt A Child

Adopting a child…

Added by Kristy on February 21, 2011 at 11:18am — No Comments

The Gestures of a Nation

Before I adopted Elle from Russia, I had a preconceived idea of what Russians were like.  I remember the high stepping soldiers of the Soviet Army marching in Red Square behind the tanks and missiles, the Soviet gymnasts who seemed more like robots than young girls, and let’s not forget Irina Rodnina and Alexander Zaitsev, the famous figure skating couple.  If it weren’t for Olga Korbut and her enchanting smile and bubbly personality, I would have assumed Russians were devoid of…


Added by Lanita Moss on February 14, 2011 at 6:35am — No Comments

Failed adoptions are never easy...

A few days ago I wrote this post about some friends who were across the country awaiting the arrival of a baby who they were planning to adopt. After the birth, the birth parents decided they would parent. I can only imagine how heart breaking this is for our friends.

Adoption is such…


Added by Christi Johnstone on December 8, 2010 at 8:30am — No Comments

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Added by Lanita Moss on October 8, 2010 at 4:00am — No Comments




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