Category Archives: Beauty

For Our Daughters…A Celebration of Womanhood

Daughters of Ours, Spring green has touched the tips of the trees, edging its way to leaf centers. Plum and pink Azaleas have yawned into March’s morning light. Because Florida. And before we can sneeze the oak pollen from our … Continue reading

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When Did We Stop Twirling?

The other night, music softly playing in the background, I watched you dance. I peeked around the corner so you couldn’t see me because I knew if did, you’d stop. I was right. When you were just a little bug-of-a-girl, … Continue reading

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When Christmas Fails Our Expectations

My first hint of danger? I found the idea on Pinterest. I’m rarely a get-crafty-with-the-kids momma. But sometimes I see something that looks easy—simple—and I think, Well, why not? With that innocent thought, I found myself late Saturday afternoon standing … Continue reading

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When You Need a Cure For Withering

We drove to the ballet studio, chatting away. In a moment my wedding dress filled our girl talk. Your little girl wedding dreams glowing on your face. As you stepped out of the car, and I watched you walk away, … Continue reading

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I’d Be Beautiful If…

I’d be beautiful if. If I was taller. If I was thinner. If my hair had less gray. If my eyes were green. If my nose lost its bump. If my boobs were…if. if. if. I look into the mirror … Continue reading

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When Grace Makes Banana Muffins

The bananas were black, wrinkled, rotten. Both children turned up collective crinkled noses. Ew. Those are gross! And then I suggested muffins. I love to bake. Or maybe I just enjoy the results. Most Saturday mornings you will find me in … Continue reading

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Fighting for my Princess

Can you hear the Rocky theme playing in the background? I hear it in a distance. I feel like I should be racing up concrete steps in Philly. Why? Because I’m in the fight of my life. Ready to get … Continue reading

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The Heart of Beauty

Not quite Favorites February…But rather a completely new look at an old blog, “The Beauty Contest“ When life wasn’t a beauty contest. This was her post. A former student remembering her preschool years. When life wasn’t a beauty contest… Can … Continue reading

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Mirror, Mirror on the Wall

Have you ever stared at your reflection and been shocked by what you see? I guess that’s a ridiculous question, because for most women, we are shocked when we look in the mirror and don’t see a super model peering … Continue reading

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Notice Me

“Nobody puts Baby in a corner.” Seriously, one of the best movie lines—Ever. I remember watching the movie Dirty Dancing for the first time as a young teen at a slumber party. To this day, a song from the soundtrack will … Continue reading

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