Author Archives: MissMarinaStar

Five Days

I have the next five days off. Five days to catch up on laundry and clean the bathrooms. Five days to redeem myself from last week’s dinners. Five days of parks, parties, sleepovers, and movie nights. Five days of bath time giggles and goodnight books. Five days to snuggle my kids in the morning and…

Guilty No More

I wasn’t sure I was going to get this list posted in time. It’s been a rough weekend and I’m still recovering from 24 hours of crazy ER shifts. Better late than never though, right? Here’s the list of my TOP 10 GUILTY PLEASURES! 1. Starbucks – I realize for some this is a staple,…

A Little Help From My Friends

I’m back! I think it’s been about two weeks since I’ve posted. I know I pretty much logged off of everything except Instagram, which means you should be following me there if you want to know where I go when I disappear. Spring Break came and went, and I suppose I just needed a little…

Moments

We celebrate and memorialize all sorts of occasions: births, deaths, promotions, graduations, weddings. Momentous events, days that serve to remind us of, and keep us moving towards, the “bigger picture.” But what happens to the smaller moments? The kind words, smiles, laughter and interactions with those who touch our lives in little ways. When do…

Blogroll (Part 1)

The other night I was explaining to Elijah how amazing my two years online has been. How many talented writers I’ve “met” and how much support and acceptance I feel from my online community. He swears that he told me when I started that I’d get out of it what I put in, but I…

Sleeping Beauty

My parents separated when I was five years old. My mother left my four brothers and I with our father, who raised us as a single parent until he married eight years later. I don’t have many memories of living with my mother, but the ones I have are vivid. She spent a lot of…

I Love That I Suck

Today’s Monday Listicles’ topic is 10 THINGS THAT I AM RUBBISH AT. I am totally using Stasha’s words there, because I never say rubbish. However, I’m starting to think I might put it into my verbal rotation. It really is a perfectly good word that is tragically underused by us American folk. Okay, okay, I…

New Digs!

Welcome! I’m so glad you made it here. I’m still getting used to everything so please be patient with me as I get my bearings. A special thank you to Booyah’s Momma for her patience with me through the seemingly endless process of redesign and transfer. I love what she’s done and can’t recommend her…

My Girl Likes To…

…potty all the time! These photos have not been altered. It is in fact, our little ladybug, sitting on actual toilets, sans screaming. It only took three days and a bag of jelly beans to get this girl out of her diapers. I’m hoping this, combined with her love of Tramp Stamps, isn’t going to…

Baby’s Got Sauce

Elijah has more refined taste in music than I. He enjoys listening to actual musicians, while I’ll take almost anything a big label throws at me. Because of this, we don’t always agree on what we should listen to together. However, almost thirteen years ago, we found some common ground when Elijah introduced me to…