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When You Receive Tender Mercies

It's been a long, hard day. In fact, it's been a long, hard several days. Maybe even weeks. And when it gets like this, those small tender mercies can be hard to notice. Oh there's happiness mixed in between of course, but with Hubbalicious working such long hours at the shop because we're short-staffed right […] Read the whole post!

If You Want To Grow Your Family, Why Not Foster A Child?

It’s a question I’ve asked myself many times over the course of the past several years during our quest to grow our family. Not surprisingly, it’s also a question we’ve been asked by friends, family, neighbors and random passersby in the grocery store who stop to inquire about our…”unique” family. Why did we choose adoption […] Read the whole post!

We Are Officially Hoping To Adopt!

Recently, I sort of half announced in a not very exciting way, that Hubbalicious and I are back on the adoption list, hoping to adopt, and grow our family one last time. I guess if I’m being honest, I would have to admit that throwing it in there at the end in a haphazardly way […] Read the whole post!

I Just Realized That My Black Son Lives In A Different World Than I Do

Once upon a time, I lived in a bubble. It was a lovely, safe bubble... where race genuinely didn't matter. Not because it didn't exist, or because we were all colorblind, but because we lived in unity and accepted each other. Once upon a time, I lived in a beautiful bubble, where a loving white […] Read the whole post!

How Does A White Mom Teach Her Black Son About Martin Luther King, Jr?

5 years ago, when Hubbalicious and I decided to embark upon an adoption journey, we had no idea what our future held. We knew we wanted a family, but that's about as far as it went. Boy, Girl, Black, White, Smurf, California Raisin... we didn't even care enough to put thought into it. All we […] Read the whole post!

With One Request, He Melted My Heart

Parenting is not for sissies, I've said it before and I'll say it again. There are days when I feel like I've been bested by a 4 year old and like bedtime just can't come fast enough. But just as quickly as those days come and blindside you, so do the moments that make it […] Read the whole post!

Four Special Children Share How Wendy’s Adoption Changed Their Lives

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Wendy’s. All opinions are 100% mine. Throughout my childhood and into adulthood, my mom told me stories about how I came to join our family. From hearing about when she first realized she was pregnant, to feeling me kick in her tummy, all the […] Read the whole post!

Having An Only Child

Over the course of the year and a half that I've been blogging, I have noticed a couple recurring themes within my posts. One of the most common, is that my life has taken me on a completely different path than I ever could have expected. In many ways, it's been incredibly difficult. And in just […] Read the whole post!

How I Taught My Son About His Adoption

When I was young, and dreaming of my someday family - adoption was not in the forefront of my mind. I always admired the concept, but to me it was just so ... exotic. It didn't seem like something you could actually do. And of course, it never crossed my mind that I might not […] Read the whole post!

When Family Building Feels Impossible…

I know my blog has taken a backseat lately, and I'm sorry for that. It's always on my mind and whatever I'm doing, you can bet I'm wishing that I was writing to all of you instead. :) While I'm working full time right now, though... I'm just gonna have to do the best I […] Read the whole post!

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