Stomach Cancer Awareness Month®-Stairway’s for a Cure

November is Stomach Cancer Awareness Month® and I take this time to remember my mother and her fight with the disease. The American Cancer Society estimates for stomach cancer in the United States for 2017 about 28,000 cases of stomach cancer will be diagnosed (17,750 in men and 10,250 in […]

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Rabbit, Rabbit…The First Day of the Month

A long time ago, my mother told me about a strange little habit that she always had. She told me about a childhood friend, and how they both would always say, “Rabbit Rabbit’ for good luck. I never really asked why, but since then I always wondered…why? Well, as you […]

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Why do bad things happen to good people? 

I have found that recently I have asked this question more and more and more. Why do bad things happen to good people?  Now, this is possibly the most difficult question to answer in all of the theology, but I ask this question because I genuinely do not understand. Which […]

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Two Years without You…Feels like Eternity. Remembering My Mom

I use to think my life was perfect. Truly I did. I would often times think about how lucky I was to have the textbook family, great friends, a bright future and overall just a carefree life. It was like I won the lottery; hit the jackpot in what I […]

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To My Mom in Heaven, Happy Mother’s Day

This is the second Mother’s Day I have had to “celebrate” without my mom. It sucks. It’s not like I want to be a letdown, but seeing everyone post pictures with their moms, their families and just enjoying the day…really just hits home. Knowing that I use to have that, […]

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Stairways: A True Story of Love, Life, and Death

I figured it was about time I shared on my blog about my father’s book. Not only because he’s my dad, and the story is about him and my mother, but because despite the fact I am related to the author and the protagonists of the book, it is a […]

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One Year

There is a brief moment before you wake up where you have no recollection of anything. Yet after that moment passes, you are reminded of the things that fill your life; both the good and bad. For me, since today of last year, I have been reminded each time that […]

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This Time Last Year. A Poem For My Mom.

This time last year I was home. This time last year I was laying with my mother in her bed watching TV. This time last year I was holding her hand, kissing her face, giving her hugs. This time last year I was praying for a miracle, hoping for one. […]

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A Note to Change

Since February 4th, 2015 my life has been different. Since my mother passed away, things have been changing. Yesterday, my father had to put the house I grew up in up for sale due to financial circumstances. Sadly, our family can’t afford to keep our house anymore. Which not sugar […]

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Stairways for a Cure – Stomach Cancer Awareness Month

If you didn’t already know, November is Stomach Cancer Awareness Month. Stomach Cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer deaths in the world and it is also how my mother lost her life. It is estimated that around one million people worldwide will be diagnosed with stomach cancer this […]

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…I’m Feeling 22 

Today is my birthday, and I am officially twenty-two years old… Twenty-two years ago on this very day, I was welcomed into this wonderful world by the grace of God. Twenty-two years ago I was born on a Friday, weighed a mere eight pounds and six ounces, and had gums […]

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The ‘Carrie Bradshaw Purse’

Since I was younger I’ve always loved writing. I can remember growing up there were so many days where I would just write and write in my fuzzy pink journal with a lock until I physically couldn’t hold a pen anymore. I would write poems, songs, love notes, hate notes, […]

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‘Crystal Craig’ & the ‘Catfishing’ of MY Photos!

Someone Named ‘Crystal Craig’ has been Using MY Facebook Photos & ‘Catfishing’ ME for a YEAR! Catfish (n)- A catfish is someone who pretends to be someone they’re not using Facebook or other social media to create false identities, particularly to pursue deceptive online romances. So if you’ve opened this […]

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The Language of Music

Every family shares something they are literate in. However, when most people hear the word literacy, they frequently assume that someone is referring to the art of reading or writing. Yet, in my family’s case, we are not only literate in the art of reading and writing (Yes we are […]

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Me & 8th Street 

Since I was a little girl I’ve lived on the water in good old New Jersey. Every day I would wake up, look out my window and see the waves crashing in my back yard on our little beach. I’d wake up to the joy of the bay breeze on […]

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Macaroni for Mom 

So today is Mother’s Day. As many of you know my mother is no longer physically here on Earth: which in return makes today a rather difficult one. However, with the love and support of my father Steve, my brother Chris, my mother’s parents aka grandma & grandpa, and the […]

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3 Months 

Today marks three months. Three brutal, hardly bearable, devastating months. Lately, with my college graduation approaching and Mother’s Day on the way, I keep harping on the idea that just maybe if I pray hard enough or wish with all my might, things may go back to how they use […]

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Easter 

EASTER. It is a holiday dedicated to the resurrection of Jesus Christ and the visiting of the Easter Bunny. Interesting enough, the history of the Easter Bunny comes from Germany, where originally the Easter Bunny would only come if the children were good. Sort of like a judge. As the […]

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I hate 2015, and that’s okay. 

First off I feel as if this photo above describes me to a T. Now for my blog. See, I wish I could say my senior of college is a piece of cake. I wish I could tell you I have the best life, no problems, money galore, and real […]

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Love + Grief

Over the past couple of weeks, my life has been a bit hectic, which in return has to lead my mind to wander, thinking about unusual life questions. More so, however, the questions of love and grief have been reoccurring topics within my oh so brilliant mind. Questions like, what […]

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