Mother’s Day to Mom-ster dysfunctional family life 

A Letter to Mom-ster on Mother’s Day

    Dear Mom-ster,   Happy second Sunday in May.   I know you hate to be reminded that you are a mother, and despise all holidays, especially Mother’s Day, but I thought I’d write you just the same. I’m sure you have read some, if not all, of my writings about you by now, thanks to my ex-husband. If there is one thing that you’ve taught me, it’s that you should always keep your nose clean and nothing will come back to haunt you.   I’m no saint, Mom-ster,…

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dysfunctional family life youth 

A Barbie Christmas Story

It’s been said that Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year. How can it not be? Everyone is in good spirits; classic Christmas tunes fill the stores as everyone shops for their loved ones. It’s not unheard of to experience a Christmas miracle every now and again. It is a season made for children; seeing the joy on their faces when they open their presents on Christmas morning. Children smiling and laughing anxiously as they wait in line to see Santa so they can tell him all they…

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dysfunctional family life youth 

Halloween Magic

(Revised & updated 10/26/14) Halloween has always been my most favorite holiday since I was a child.   I loved going to the stores with my dad and browsing through the Halloween section of costumes and decorations. My favorite candy was, and still is, Brach’s candy corn and the mellowcream pumpkins. The best part was the sugary honey sweetness, I could eat a bag within days just on my own! These days, I eat one pumpkin and a few candy corn and I’m more than satisfied. That sweetness is too…

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