Archive for December 2012

2013 Resolution: Embrace the Imperfections

In 2013, I will embrace my imperfect life. I am a perfectionist, and I am exhausted. I didn’t realize how truly out of control my perfectionism had gotten until I was in the midst of searching for that “perfect” holiday card photo. After hours of searching through my computer picture files, cell phone pictures and... Read more »

Spending Christmas Money and Gift Cards: Noiseless Books and Not-So-Annoying Games

Spending Christmas Money and Gift Cards: Noiseless Books and Not-So-Annoying Games
Christmas has come and gone all too quickly. The presents unwrapped, the ham devoured, the cookies turned into fat – and promptly placed under the skin on my butt cheeks. Before I became a parent, I failed to understand the irritation behind toys with no “off” button. “What’s the big deal?” I asked myself, as... Read more »

All I want for Christmas is my sister

All I want for Christmas is my sister
I haven’t seen my sister in almost a decade. In fact, it has been so many years since I last saw her that I’m not certain she has met my 9 year old son. I wish I would’ve known the last time I saw her, that it was going to be the last time I... Read more »
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Logging Off for the Holidays

Logging Off for the Holidays
I was talking with a friend on Skype the other day, enjoying a great catch-up on each other’s lives. Since she lives on the east coast, it’s the best way we can connect, and the video component, it feels more intimate than just talking on the phone. So, we have coffee dates. It’s one of... Read more »

How I Knew I Was Pregnant: My Guardian Angel

How I Knew I Was Pregnant: My Guardian Angel
Strange as it sounds, my best friend as an eleven-year-old girl was a forty-one year old man. He was my hairdresser, my chaperone on equine-related field trips and my horseback-riding buddy. I had plenty of young girl friends, but for whatever reason this particular man and I became inseparable. When he was diagnosed with the... Read more »

Strange Holiday Foods, Then and Now

Ring Around the Tuna: Red and green veggies suspended in a jello ring topped with tuna! So festive! People sure loved anything gelatinous in 1965.
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10 Things My Toddler is Obsessed with Right Now

Starfish Music Player. He plays the music for bed time and will carry it around with him to listen to the music. He loves the lights and songs.

Seven Deadly Sins: Lust - "Lust is Difficult to Control at Dinnertime"

Seven Deadly Sins: Lust - "Lust is Difficult to Control at Dinnertime"
Lust enters me when I least expect it. It tests my patience and tempts me to do the unacceptable. Lust makes my skin tingle and my body ache. I’ve tried to fight it, to push my insatiable desire out of my mind. But then an ad appears on my computer screen. I fight the urge... Read more »