Tag Archives: Ava

{Odd Shaped Things} Halloween 2011

Success isn’t a result of spontaneous combustion.  You must set yourself on fire.  ~Arnold H. Glasow We came home from a strange night of trick-or-treating. Most houses were dark and quiet and my daughter Ava,  had trouble containing her excitement and disappointment at a sea of unlit houses. Not even on the chart for her…

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Bon Appetit

  It was dinnertime.  The baked ham was sitting on top of the oven as I scooped the potatoes onto Ava’s dish.  While meditating over whether or not I was missing out on something someone else had, my daughter demanded more of what was on my plate.  I contemplated hoarding my stockpile of food for…

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Big, Squinty, Smiles…

I often hear moms say, “I lost all my beauty after I had children.” In fact, I just read a recent article in Cookie Magazine, where the beauty editor lamented about all the ‘free swag’ she received, (aka: botox, samples,) but she never felt beautiful after she had children. She saw herself as less, while…

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Preschool and the Single Parent…

I’m starting to realize in the complexities of parenting and making the best decisions for my daughter that while I’m becoming her preschool personality expert, I’m becoming totally frustrated with all the things she ‘can’t’ have. … like these schools, here. This is what my daycare ad would read should I ever post one: Title:…

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Champagne Supernova

They say that every atom in our body was once a part of our universe. Stars and fragments of greatness are now flowing through my body and with each pump of my heart, microscopic bits of the world are mixed with blood and cells. Do our future family members hide out in the sky, instead…

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