Category Archives: Nostalgia

Creative writing based on memories

Happy Brithday to My Husband!

Today is my husband’s birthday and I want to take a moment to say: HAPPY BIRTHDAY! He’s an incredible husband, always supportive and encouraging. Whenever I take on a new venture is backs me up 100%. He might not be crazy about my busy schedule but he understands my reasons for wanting to pursue more. Not only is he an incredible husband but he’s an amazing dad and uncle. He very much looked forward to being a dad one day and when it came time to plan on having our baby he was very excited to enter this chapter of…

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Focus On Moms: Our Mom

I can’t feature a full week of moms on my blog without talking about MY mom! So today I’m dedicating this post to my mom. We call her Mother, we used to call her Mama, and sometimes when I’m in an extra-special happy place I revert to calling her Mama. I’ve written quite a bit about her here on this blog.  From her beauty secrets to her struggle with drug addiction and how it affected my life. It hasn’t always been an easy relationship, I’ll admit. Sometimes she makes certain decisions, goes down a different path, takes a wrong turn…and…

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Focus on Moms: My Aunt

It’s said that it takes a village to raise a child. I believe that to be true. In the “village” of my family I feel like my Tia (Aunt) Mary helped raise a lot of us kids. She had the ability to be a stay-at-home mom and took care of so many children, with love, some discipline and lots of care. My Tia Mary is also my godmother, or in Spanish my Nina. I always felt a special love for her. I feel like she gives all the children in her life special love and care, but being her goddaughter…

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Focus on Moms: My Big Sis

My big sis, Marina, is lucky enough to be a mother today to an already smart and determined little girl. However, she played an important role in helping my mom raise me and my younger sister. I think it is pretty normal for the older sibling to become “mommy’s helper” but Marina really took on some big responsibilities early on. From helping change our diapers, giving us baths, preparing meals, helping with homework, putting us to bed, dressing us for school–and even being our sole supervisor after school while my mom finished the work day–Marina really stepped up and went…

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Focus on Moms: Our Grandmother

This upcoming Sunday is Mother’s Day so all week I am focusing on Moms! There are so many mothers who have made an impact in my life and I want to take some time to write about some good memories and even some lessons they taught me. Let’s start off by discussing the queen of the hive–my grandmother. In the family we all call my grandmother Mom.  From time to time we would spend the night at Mom’s house. Each night before tucking us into bed she would bless us with holy water from her ceramic pink rose shaped dish. We…

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Why I Think Gardening Sucks

Happy first day of spring! It’s that time of year when flowers start to bloom and the California hillsides go from dried up yellow and brown to green. Well, that is if enough rain comes through. Anyway! I recently planted some calla lily bulbs in our front yard and it all just reminded me of how much I think gardening sucks. Although I do enjoy seeing colorful flowers and beautiful landscaping, I don’t have an intention of being the person to work on that project. That’s why we hired a gardener to come once a week and take care of…

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Maybe Santa IS Real

Did you ever go through a time in your life where you truly believed that Santa Claus existed? I remember always questioning Santa’s existence. Sure, maybe when I was a tiny tot I believed. I just know when I got to be around 5 or 6 I always played along but at the same time questioned the whole concept. There was one Christmas however, that really truly made me believe. My mom worked full time and tried her very best to give us a wonderful Christmas every year. I remember those early years living in Oxnard and we never had…

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Typewriters to Computers

Over the weekend I went into my attic storage space to dig out my box of Christmas decorations. While in the attic I moved some of my in-laws things to one side to better organize the space. I came across a sturdy black plastic case. I assumed it held tools or something like that. Kyle also noticed the case and said, “Hey what’s in there? Open it up!” and I mumbled “It’s probably tools…” I snapped open the heavy case and inside lay an electric typewriter. My face lit up and I began tapping the keys and said “All work…

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Stuffing

Well looks like I again didn’t do so well with following a blog challenge. I did start NaBloPoMo late but I also skipped posting on Monday and Tuesday of this week. Honestly, I feel like the prompts are not very creative or inspiring. Some of the prompts seem to be similar to the ones provided when I did the blog challenge earlier this year. I still want to be consistent with blogging and keep this place alive. I love writing and it’s the best way I know how to express myself. Plus, I’m not going to lie, it keeps me…

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Confident Girl

The prompt for today is: “Describe an outfit that makes you feel good. (It can be from any period of your life.) Double points if you post a picture of yourself in the outfit.” In high school I really wanted to be on the short flags team. I tried out to be on the team freshman year and didn’t make so I tried out again the following year and made the team. It’s just the kind of person I am–I never give up on my goals! Even though I felt awkward and ugly during those years I always felt my…

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