Category Archives: mama kat’s

Trust

I am an introvert. I do well in small groups, with people I already know and feel comfortable around. I can fake it, if necessary, but not for long, and with varying results. When I meet new people I usually smile, say hello, and then either stay and listen to their conversation, or move on….

Best. Posts. Ever.

I am thrilled to link up some of my favorite posts from this past year for Mama Kat’s! I’m not going to do twelve though. Partly because I don’t have twelve favorite posts, and partly because the ones I’m linking to, I really want people to read. With so many amazing bloggers linking up, I…

Life is Beautiful

Given my recent emotional setback, I thought it appropriate to focus on something beautiful for today’s post. I’m using Mama Kat’s prompt and listing the seven wonders of my life – as a nurse, and patient. Some were joyful, others were filled with tears, but each experience showed the beauty of a life and they…

Yep, I did that.

This week for Mama Kat’s I chose to make a list of 22 things I’ve done. I hope this gives you a little more information about who I am and where I’ve been. Enjoy! I’m 34 and I have: 1. Spent a year in New York as a live in nanny. 2. Learned Russian at…

If It’s Love

I am so happy about this week’s prompts! I’ve been wanting to put this song ‘out there’ as OUR SONG, but was unsure how to do it. Unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on how you see it) I’m not “telling” so much as “showing” this week. Enjoy! [vimeo http://www.vimeo.com/30117550 w=400&h=300]If It’s Love from Miss Marina Star…

Where I’m From

I am from a typewriter, from a well loved, beautifully played Martin, and homemade wheat bread. I am from the busiest house in the neighborhood, family dinners that spilled from the dining room table onto living room couches, from chaos, strong wills, and the hidden trace of cigarette smoke on breath and clothes. I am…

Not Your Ordinary Motherly Advice

I was intrigued by Mama Kat’s prompt to write advice to a new mother. I don’t consider myself an expert in this department, despite having had two children, but I do think that I might have some interesting, unconventional, thoughts to share on the subject. Bear with me: 1. Congratulations! You are now the proud…

Full Circle

It’s been far too long since I’ve written a post for Mama Kat’s workshop. I feel like I just haven’t had time to squeeze good writing into my blog this summer. I’ve been too busy posting pictures and fluff about kids and vacations – and the chaos that engulfs our family when we go without…

Those Lazy-Hazy-Crazy Days of Summer

The following is a personally tailored list of Miss Marina Star’s Top 10 Summer Don’ts. Meaning that, if you’re not controlling and crazy like me, you probably don’t need to follow any of my advice. You’re most likely already well on your way to having a kick ass summer! Don’t neglect sunscreen. The fact that…

I’ll Be There For You

I can’t explain my continuing love for you, but it’s there. I own, and still enjoy watching, every season. If I’m flipping through channels, I always stop on you becoming completely engrossed as if I don’t know what’s going to happen next. I still find quoting you to be totally relevant, which may explain some…