Category Archives: Essays

My First Crush: Robert Ashton

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My First Crush:  Robert Ashton Valentine’s Day seems like the perfect day to write about my first crush, Robert Ashton, but not for the reasons you might be thinking. My first crush lasted TWO whole years, from second grade to third grade at D’Ippolito Elementary School in Vineland, NJ.  Robert Ashton was a rosy-cheeked, dark-haired cherub.  He was all I… Read more »

Mommy Bloggers

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Mommy Bloggers I don’t know how “Mommy Bloggers” do it!  They post new stuff every single day with gorgeous photos of their perfect children and clean houses.  How?  I know they rake in enough dough to have professional help, so much dough that their husbands quit their day jobs, but geeze!  I just don’t get it.  Something must be suffering…. Read more »

When Your Birthday Falls After Christmas

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When Your Birthday Falls After Christmas What Happens When Your Birthday Falls After Christmas It sucks to have a birthday after the holidays.  I know first-hand.  I was born on January 6th and I was always reminded when I was little that I “just got a bunch of presents” and that people “didn’t want to go to another party.”  Even if… Read more »

…and the hits just KEEP on comin’

Gilmore Girls Revival I just can’t bring myself to write my thoughts about the Gilmore Girls Revival on Netflix.  It’s too soon. But I promise you, it’s coming one day.  That show has had such an effect on our family.  I have to keep verbalizing, “It’s NOT real.  It’s just a show.” Yesterday, Erica and I both had very exciting… Read more »

Secret to a Happy Life

Secret to a Happy Life I saw this graphic on Facebook today, and the first three sentences are perfect if you want to know the secret to a happy life. Don’t sit on the couch and wait for it. Go out. Make a change. I’ve done these three things a few times in my life and I’ve seen the fruits… Read more »