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....ContinueLanita Moss A Mother's Hood ...more

Rooster Reality

Late last summer, I wrote a blog, Rooster Envy, in which I described my general love for all things chicken and about a beautiful eight foot rooster I had found in Amarillo, TX.  With four months to go until my birthday and Christmas, I dreamt about that large bird on a daily basis.  He would look so cool suspended from the ceiling…he would look so amazing standing guard over our kitchen.  Although I felt he wasn’t significant enough in size to make a statement as yard art, standing sent...more

Knit One, Pearl Two

I like to think of myself as a crafty person.  I can cross-stitch, needlepoint, make stained-glass, sew on a button, and hot-glue anything as well as Martha Stewart, but there has always been one craft project that I miserably fail at…Knitting....ContinueLanita Moss A Mother's Hood ...more

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....more

Bucketful 'O Feelings

Emotions and feelings shouldn’t be a hard thing, although ask any man in an all-female household and he will tell you he is screwed when it comes to feelings and emotions....ContinueLanita Moss A Mother's Hood ...more

Birth

“ I don’t normally like to do this over the phone…but, your biopsy came back.  I’m sorry, you have breast cancer.”And with one phone call, a new life began....ContinueLanita Moss A Mother's Hood ...more

A Matter of Convenience

Growing up in small town America through the 60’s and 70’s, we never had a convenience store in our town until I was a teenager.  Before the Country Market opened their doors on the edge of town, groceries were purchased at a small IGA store on Main Street, gas was pumped by an attendant at a co-op oil company, and if you wanted a beer, you could belly up at the Dead Horse Inn....ContinueLanita Moss A Mother's Hood ...more

Forgotten Lunch

As a parent, I have three jobs.  My jobs are to love my children, keep them safe, and to teach them about life.  I take my jobs very seriously.  So when Hunter walks away from me in a parking lot, I grab her arm and jerk her back to my side.  If my yelling makes her cry, maybe she can understand my fear.If I hug my children when all they want to do is run away from home, maybe they will feel my love through their anger.  And, if I get an opportunity to teach them a lesson in life, I will jump at the chance to ensure the lesson is memorable....more

Driving the Facebook Minivan

With Elliott’s birthday and her attaining the magical age of 13, we finally let her have a Facebook account.According to her, we were mean parents and made her wait until she “legally” could have an account.  This made for some mad feelings on her part because all of her friends had accounts and she felt left out.  I guess they didn’t care about the age requirement, and lying about your age is always a good decision…...ContinueLanita Moss ...more

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 don’t often think about is the right to be President of the United States.  Growing up, children are told they can be anything they want to be.  If they work and study hard, they can be a doctor, astronaut, or President....more