Monday, February 22, 2010

what's in a name

I'm trying to come up with a good title for the new blog. Right now, I'm sort of liking "A Mama's love Born in China"... what do you think? It's kind of long, but I can't think of much shorter...

A Mama's Love from China
A Mama's Love

Mommy... don't leave me!
Meow and Monkey make Three
Dragons, Dogs and... Meow?
Dragons, Dogs and Meow, oh my!

China? Really? Why not the USA?
Is she Adopted? (and you mean, "was")
Is her father Chinese?
Is your Husband Chinese?
Does she speak Chinese?
Yes, She's Mine

Oh... sorry, I digressed there for a sec!!! ;-)

I actually like "Meow and Monkey make Three"...

Life isn't all about adoption around here, but I do recognize it daily in some way or another. And I know I have my single mom blog, but that's more geared toward single parenting, hence the name.

I have had my other blog (To China...) for several years now, and moved all the posts over here so I could figure out if I wanted new digs. It's not that I don't like the other one anymore, it's that I've had more than one ex-BF hang out and follow me... as well as my sister's ex. I feel like I can't always just write from my heart. And if I do, then I get picked apart. Oddly, it says I have about 20 followers over there, but go*gle says I have more like 70-something.

I'm not sure what my message is anymore. It definitely starts with adoption in China. That was not only the best decision I ever made, but it was also the most life-changing. I still read everything I can find on adoption all the time. I want people to know that there are those of us who have been there, done that... and we're doing OK. Great, even. And I want to chronicle our journey, because I like to write and journal.

Ok, so I started this post last night and then T and I had a pretty good talk about life, love and mom's. She had a rough childhood, and I continue to hope and pray that her time with me encourages her in some way and that she continues her good fight to break the cycle. She even said those words last night. She will be the chain that breaks that link to the bad cycle. I pray she succeeds. Those chains can be hard to break sometimes.



  1. "Meow and Monkey make Three" is actually a cute name (oink). But who's the "meow" and who's the "monkey" and whose the "three"? However, you remember the old adage "Too many M's spoil the brew" don't you? In that entire title (oink) I only see one "T", which makes people like me (oink) a little suspicious (oink).

    A few years ago [can you believe (oink) its been a few years?] when you came back from China with Lil M, I recommended you change the name To China and Back to a name that implied a sequel. The name I gave you was To China and Back: The Wrath of Kahn:0) I still like that name.

    However, I don't want to push you in getting a certain name for your blog because if you end up disliking it (oink), I'm going to be the one who (oink) get's blamed for it (oink).

    I will let thee decide, for I commeth for the content and not the name:0)

  2. tom, will you marry me? 'cause seriously. you make me laugh so hard!!!! :)

    Meow and Monkey are two very important... uh stuffed animals. they are Lil M's favorites EVER!! I just meant... Meow and Monkey and Lil M made 3... :)

    I know i need a sequel name, huh? but the wrath of kahn might not work.... you might liken that to pork products again, and we'd have a problem!! *snort*


  3. "meow and monkey make three" is a great title. It's referencing Mia with all three names, so it definitely works:0)