A decade ago I was 17, rebellious and determined to do everything my parents (really my mom) did not want me doing. I was hell bent on being everything that pushed their buttons and made their hair grey. A decade later I’m at dinner with my mom and some of our co-workers. Our co-workers remember … Continue reading Thanks Mom
Earlier this week I was given an assignment in one of my classes that asked me to justify or validate what I’m doing (education wise) and it got me thinking. I’ve changed my goal so many times, and that’s okay, but each time I gave up and started again it was because I didn’t believe … Continue reading Don’t change the goal, change the path
When we’re young we all paint a glorious picture for our future, we aspire to be writers, doctors, lawyers or police officers. Whatever you aspired to be as a child you saw the picture whole, it was neatly painted and trimmed there were no frayed edges or cracks. Fast forward 20 or so years and … Continue reading A mosaic is art, even though it’s broken
All my life I’ve heard people tell me I was lucky but every time I heard it as a kid I was confused. Growing up I thought we were like every other family, nothing special, and that all kids lived like I did. Now we weren’t the Kennedy’s or the Kardashian’s by any means but … Continue reading What it means to be “lucky”
Love is like a breeze that whips past your cheeks, sometimes it is warm and welcoming but other times it is cold and distant. Love is like a breaking wave, sometimes it is gentle and soothing but other times it is abrupt and awakening. You see love is not the same old it doesn’t age … Continue reading Love is an invisible creature
Too often we find ourselves in toxic relationships, both men and women, and question how we let ourselves fall into this unhealthy pattern when we know better. Sometimes we’re able to tell other people the things they need to hear to be strong and pick up and move on but we cannot seem to grasp … Continue reading A quick reminder about love
I think everyone has a road map of where they’d like their life to go. While they might make changes to the routes on their map the map itself remains. For me however I feel like my map was shredded into a million little pieces and made confetti of. I spent a lot of time … Continue reading My life didn’t go according to plan, and I’m okay with that
AVA By: Samantha Pezzolanti Little girl, little girl with a head full of curls And a smile full of love that lights up the world Cheeks like roses so colorful and round I love the pitter-patter of your feet on the ground Early Saturday morning your hands cup my face Up and out of bed … Continue reading Ava- A poem for my Daughter
When we hear the phrase “old school” an array of things come to mind depending on what generation you were raised in. In this day and age however people often refer to old school as the time before technology and before social media had its global over arching hand on nearly every aspect of life. … Continue reading Why it’s nearly impossible to raise kids “old school” in a new school world.
This past Sunday was Fathers day and the well wishes and celebrations of Fatherhood and male role models were abundant. We expect to see photo collages and cards thanking Dads, Uncles, Brothers and Grandpa’s for their unconditional support and love but occasionally and more than we’d like to admit, we come across children, even adults, … Continue reading Can Moms be celebrated as Dads too?