Category Archives: Beauty

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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The Beauty Contest

This morning I was mindlessly rolling through Facebook and came across the post of a former student and high school senior. What I saw has truly given me pause. She posted a picture of herself from her preschool years with … Continue reading

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