Another April Birthday

I think that the older you get, the more you look at yourself and ask: WHAT IN THE WORLD ARE YOU DOING IN THE WORLD? It’s like puberty in your late twenties with only half the acne problems. And by “looking at yourself” I mean looking at everything you’re doing wrong and how So-and-So could […]

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Expect the Expected

FULL DISCLOSURE: I’m writing this after being away from my husband for over two weeks. And I’m still counting about five more days before I see him; I hope you’ll excuse any sappiness you might find laughable but…. My husband is one of those people who balances cuteness, humor and irritable spirit perfectly. I mean… […]

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My Top 10 Books of 2016

I tried really hard to put the books in the right order according to what I loved the most but a lot of them ran in a tie. I encourage everyone to read, read, read… There’s nothing that opens the mind (except traveling) more than reading. This list doesn’t include re-reads and some of the books […]

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the Day of the 15th

“December is a curse to our family” I heard my uncle say as he was taking us to that awful place. That place just a few hundred feet from his house. That awful place where it happened. The most painful memory I have, the most wretched time, the absolute…… Goodness, words fall short to describe […]

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GOD OF VENGEANCE: a look at Psalm 94

I confess… I read this psalm and all kinds of resentful thoughts flooded my heart. Why would this psalm be here?   A Look At Psalm 94 After deciding that most psalms are actually quite depressing, I also decided to just ignore this specific chapter altogether. Why is David calling upon God of vengeance to […]

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Kisses & Lessons … at 27

So I turned 27 the other day. I know it will seem so young after I get older but right now…. it seems like I’m way past my years of ‘glory’ – my years of still trying my chance at change. And it makes me anxious inside. It even makes me less patient, less eager […]

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I do not want to be selfish….ever

This is a mommy rant hating on a childless author. Just so you’re warned. I recently read an article about how the author did not want any kids….”ever.” In the article she was explaining how she was a single child and absolutely loved it. She explained how that made her career-focused, selfish and self-centered. And […]

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a day of the fathers…

That’s me on the left…all blurry because I “never sat still” according to my mom. As my mom shared with me the ONLY photo that exists with us as a family (they left Romania for the U.S. shortly after this was taken), I can’t help but feel a little…melancholic(?). It is quite ironic that I’m […]

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God created them to be selfish…

A friend told me yesterday “People who say ‘babies can’t be spoiled’ have no understanding of the nature of human selfishness, and likely haven’t ever been parents.” Mind you, I definitely don’t think she is wrong but my hormonal, baby blued mind made me look at my almost 4-week old daughter as some kind of evil creature existing just […]

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