Posts Tagged ‘family’

All I want for Christmas is…

Tradition, as defined in my iPhone dictionary app, is a specific practice of long-standing and/or an inherited pattern of thought or action.  Basically traditions are those rituals we perform over and over, through the years and pass down to our kids.  We may tweak what our parents did or start new ones.  Traditions are like…

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Parade Magazine's Top 9 Romantic Holiday Movies

 ENTERTAINMENT DECEMBER 12, 2013 – 6:30 PM – 0 COMMENTS Share on wordpressShare on facebookMore Sharing Services7 By K.L. CONNIE WANG@BeTheBuddha Renee Zellweger as Bridget Jones and Colin Firth as Mark Darcy. In keeping with the theme of my last post of Top 11 Romantic Holiday Songs, I, of course, have a list of favorite romantic holiday movies as well! I spent good…

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The Eyes Have It

I love the eye lock.  You can almost guess what the other person is feeling in the eye lock.  Take for instance an infant in her mother’s arms.  When I held my babies, I looked deep into their eyes loving them to their core.  They would stare back knowing they were safe and loved.  Back…

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What Happened to Vinny?

Planning my trip to the desert strip was interesting this time around.  We try to get to a few shows, including big headliners like Rod Stewart and Ray Romano.  This time of year, many of the usual big names are taking a hiatus.  So it was easy to convince my husband to see Donny &…

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Pass the Bucatini!

They say a way to a man’s heart is through his stomach.  Not convinced of that totally, but there’s nothing better than a man who loves to eat.  Having a male dominated family, I am privileged to enjoy the satisfaction of providing highly caloric Italian dishes to fill their perpetually hungry bellies.      This past…

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The Most Wonderful Time of the Year?

The holidays are upon us. As soon as Halloween rolls around, one can sense heightened emotions with the impending season.  Someone is irate because Costco already has Christmas decor displayed.  The religious fight to keep the “Christ” in Christmas while the non believers petition to keep the nativity scene off city hall’s lawn. Then we have…

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It's Not Personal, Sonny….

According to Don Miguel Ruiz and the Toltecs, never take anything personally is agreement number two.  This one is my biggest struggle.  It has taken me all these years to finally be able to laugh at myself, but I have the hardest time separating someone’s actions from me.  According to “The Four Agreements” (“the book”…

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All The Shrinks I've Loved Before

In the spring of 1996, I buckled my two and four-year old boys into my Ford Aerostar and headed to Nashville from Atlanta. My grandmother was visiting her sick brother who was being cared for by his daughter, my beloved cousin, Christine. It was a great chance for my boys and I to visit with…

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The Only Way is Up!

The Only Way is Up! Here it is, finally!  “The Only Way is Up! Just Steph’s Perspective on Life” available on Amazon for your Kindle.  iBooks and a print version will be available soon.  

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You've Come A Long Way, Stephie!

I’ve come a long way from Medford (Meffa).  This is a state of mind for me.  As you continue to read my blogs, I can only hope you understand my words do not reflect my true feelings about Meffa or the reality of city living.  On the contrary, I hold so many of you in…

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