Every new year is full of hope and excitement for the prospect of a brighter future. Goals are written out as New Year’s Resolutions and hung on the fridge. Some wish to become better household providers, achieve a healthful life, waste less, love more, be slower to anger, quicker to lend a helping hand, or maybe just to follow through with promises or projects one has neglected the previous year.… Read more
My brother died of cancer over a year ago. I think of him daily. I cry often for his widow and my father bound to a future without their love, and the fate of the present, part of their soul displaced from their being.… Read more
Almost as soon as I posted the article FUJIFILM INSTAX ORNAMENTS, I received a message from a woman who stated, “Buying that camera is too expensive for a mom on a budget.” She seemed a bit perturbed, but that was not my intention.… Read more
Sufjan Stevens, an amazing lyricist who draws emotions of both happiness and extreme sadness from my being while I receive his lyrics. The record titled Carrie & Lowell, after his Mother and Stepfather, reflects their life long journey together. The tone as a whole is one of grief and sorrow, but its sweetly sung lullabies will fill an adult with wrenching emotion and sooth a baby to sleep.… Read more
My name is Amy. I am pregnant with my first baby.
My parents always responded to my questions by saying, “Because I told you so.” I don’t think that is a good way to respond to your kids, but my boyfriend does.… Read more
Before your son or daughter goes off to college, they will probably receive a list of dorm room necessities from their school.
Redundant ridiculous items that are probably on the list.
- Alarm clock/clock radio: They probably have an iPhone… seems like a bizarre reminder.
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