our adoption option: happy valentine's day to her

i meant to post this on actual valentines day, but we've had a super busy last 10 days or so with travel, family, and work so here it is now and we can all just accept it. :)...more

I Bought My Little Boy a Pink Bed

I don’t know about every mama in the world, but I can tell you about me. My little boy is the center of my universe; he thinks the world will stop for him, and you know what? His just might. ...more
Nope.  I personally would not.  We adopted our 2 boys at ages 2 and 3 and I didn't give either a ...more

Women of Latin America build bridges, changing status quo in politics

In Honduras and El Salvador, a spotlight on efforts towards addressing electoral challenges through trainings for candidates.  ...more

Inquiring Minds Want to Know About Your Family

Adoption can bring out a different side to myself. A tougher, thick-skinned side I did not know existed until faced with questions regarding the  backgrounds of my children.We are a multi-cultural family. Thankfully, in 2014, I feel we are in good company. Yet sometimes I encounter a nosy question from a complete stranger. This usually happens when we are at a restaurant. Such as this one when I was having lunch with my son: "Is your husband Asian?"...more
Thank you so much. Cheers to camaraderie!more

Black Girl, White Mom: Part 2

  So my last post, I stomped my mama bear paw and pointed my finger and wondered out loud. ...more

Saying "I Still Love You" When You'd Rather Trip Your Kid as She Stomps Out of the Room

“You’re the meanest Mommy everrrrrrrr! I don’t love you! I don’t even like you!” Ana Lu screeched, stomping on the floor, arms down by her side, hands balled into petite fists … wait for it … followed by the quintessential stomp out of the room. Into her room she goes, catapults herself onto her bed, yanks the comforter over her head and grunts octaves higher than necessary, assuring I get the memo she's pissed. ...more
I needed this today.  Needed it on a deep, deep level.  Going through this phase with my oldest, ...more

When We First Met

What a beautiful tribute to your son..thank you for posting.more

Ode to Mom

My mother was a human resources director who had previously taught high school English. Her conversations were full of literary references and tons of quotes used to suit any occasion. It wasn't until years later I would appreciate her quotes. One in particular has held a special meaning for me....more

it's easy loving orphans

If you've read this blog for any amount of time, you know I care about orphans. I write about them often, and I'd love to dedicate more of my time and energy to loving them better, finding better solutions for them, and getting them in loving homes quickly.And I think I will....more
Kids are any day gift of the almighty and they are the ones that can make your whole world. An ...more

Adoption......It's Personal

I agree that a decision of adopting a child is personal and a couple dies take time to arrive at ...more