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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dysfunctional family life youth 

Sing Blue Silver

(Edited and revised 9/11/14) I’ve been listening to a lot of Duran Duran lately. They were my first band crush when I was a kid; I had my walls covered with them. I was a total Duran Duran fanatic. My best friend and I had every lyric on every album memorized. My Duran Duran record collection was something I treasured. My love and appreciation, and yes I must admit, obsession with music, started with this band. To this day, Duran Duran are still one of my all time favorite bands. During…

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dysfunctional family life relationships youth 

Fat.

  (Revised & Updated 4/26/2015)     As far back as I can remember, I’ve been a heavy girl and the Mom-ster never let me hear the end of it.   I’m sure that even though we do not speak anymore, to this day she still speaks of me as her “fat and disgusting daughter.” Most mothers raise their children to believe that the true beauty of a person isn’t the physical appearance, but what’s inside a person that counts. Mom-ster was the exact opposite. If you weren’t skinny, “No…

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