Posts tagged "Bittersweet"

A love letter to one of my greatest loves

My dear Emily: My oh my, where has the time gone? Here we are. You are graduating high school. You are venturing off onto your own life. A life that will take you from your little bedroom down the hall to a little dorm room miles away. Over the last four years we have watched... Read more »

Woof! A book that celebrates personality, old age and our favorite, furry four-leggers

Did you ever see a dog and think, that dog reminds me of someone? Maybe an old man who lives down the street or your crazy old Uncle Bob? Well, I recently came across a little 6 by 6 square-shaped coffee table book that quite eloquently addresses just that type of occurrence: Dogs with Old... Read more »

2014 - A great time to reset

I have written four stories already on New Year’s Resolutions for 2014 for the four Shaw Media magazines I contribute to. I interviewed at least eight different “experts” addressing the obvious topics of losing weight, eating healthier, being more organized and spending more time with family. But the most helpful advice I learned for starting... Read more »

It really is a wonderful life George Bailey

Did you ever wonder how those around you, or anyone with whom you’ve interacted with along life’s winding path, whether in great or small ways, would have been had you never been born? George Bailey got to see such a scenario play out in It’s a Wonderful Life, a classic movie no doubt anyone over... Read more »

My message to M.O.P.S (Moms of Pre-Schoolers) - Beautiful Mess

Good morning, my name is Amanda Marrazzo, friends and family call me Amy.   I have been asked to come and talk to you this morning about my experiences as a mom, specifically on this theme of a Beautiful Mess.   What a huge topic to speak on.   We all have come from different... Read more »

God, I'm back! Hopefully on my way to a better version of me!

For a few years I have been attending one church on a regular basis. However, in recent months some things about the church changed and my feeling changed about the church. So I stopped going. I have not gone back to that church for about two months. I have had some feelings of sadness, confusion... Read more »

What I'd give .....

Here is what I no longer have. A flat stomach. Shapely, muscle toned thighs and cute booty. Thick, long “big” hair. Tight, wrinkle-free skin on my face. Energy. Energy. Energy. Memory. Good, long night’s sleep. Worry-free days. Worry-free nights. Sense that my Abby is safe and sound, tucked away for a peaceful night’s sleep  in... Read more »

When can I breathe?

I’m holding my breath. I’m standing at the edge trying to balance, the strong wind is at my back pushing me… I’m wading in the water waiting for the lifeboat, my arms are becoming weak and tired… I’m hiding in a corner trying not to be seen by the bad guy… When is it OK... Read more »

Emily and Abby - success at a price

It’s been a while since I wrote, but for good reason. We have been in a bit of a breakdown here in our little house in the suburban cul-de-sac. In my most recent post I wrote about how proud I was of my daughters Emily, 17, and Abby, 13, and all they have accomplished through... Read more »