And with one phone call, a new life began.
Added by Lanita Moss on October 31, 2011 at 9:33am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Lanita Moss on October 28, 2011 at 8:46am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Lanita Moss on October 24, 2011 at 10:28am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Lanita Moss on October 21, 2011 at 10:08am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Lanita Moss on October 20, 2011 at 3:21pm — No Comments
The courtship with my husband, Colby, wasn’t typical. It wasn’t boy in bar + girl in bar = boy meets girl. As everything else in my life, meeting Colby wasn’t that simple. Our meeting was the stuff movies are made of.
Added by Lanita Moss on October 19, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments
Yes…it is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, that time of year when every product in Walmart, Target, and the grocery stores decorate their packaging with a pink ribbon. I…Continue
Added by Lanita Moss on October 17, 2011 at 8:30am — No Comments
Added by Lanita Moss on October 14, 2011 at 11:14am — No Comments
As internationally adopted children, I know a part of them still resides in their birth countries. As they grow up as red, white, and blue Americans, Elle is still Russian, and Bunny is still…Continue
Added by Lanita Moss on October 13, 2011 at 10:33am — No Comments
Take for example his theory about “walkabout” money. Colby believes that besides having lipstick and a driver’s license in a purse, there also needs to be hard cold cash. Not that he carries around a…Continue
Added by Lanita Moss on October 12, 2011 at 9:40am — No Comments
With a daughter in middle school, I am reminded daily that being 13 is the worst age to be, followed closely by 12, 14, and 15. I’ve often said there isn’t enough money in the world to convince me to redo those awful years.
I see Elliott struggle with self-esteem, body image, and with social…Continue
Added by Lanita Moss on October 10, 2011 at 8:45am — No Comments
At first I found it humorous, but after repeated uses, I found it condescending. The more our…Continue
Added by Lanita Moss on October 7, 2011 at 8:34am — No Comments
This morning, over a cup of coffee, I read this headline in the Hollywood Reporter.Continue
Added by Lanita Moss on October 6, 2011 at 8:20am — No Comments
There is something elemental about a pedicure. Not the neon bright colors that often adorn the toenails, nor the callus grater they use to scrub the skin to baby-butt soft, it’s about touch. Pedicures are about making a human connection. That and the opportunity to have your toes look like a traffic…Continue
Added by Lanita Moss on October 5, 2011 at 8:16am — No Comments
...When people told me to enjoy the moments of her childhood because they grow up too fast, I rolled my eyes. As I first struggled as a single mother, then with her diagnosis of her reactive attachment disorder, there were many times her childhood couldn’t end fast enough.
Added by Lanita Moss on October 3, 2011 at 8:30am — No Comments