Moving

For those who aren’t following me on Facebook and Twitter (and you should if you don’t) we are moving. It came as a surprise and a shock and we had very little time to implement it. A few weeks ago my husband and I went to another city for the day to see my sister.

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Why I Don’t Want Kids

 

By Maria Senise

With my upcoming nuptials around the corner, I’m fully anticipating on onslaught of questions having to do with procreating. Why is it that people always want to know the next step and can’t simply live in the present one? Anyway, in order to decrease this inevitable line of questioning, I just wanted you all to know that I do not plan on birthing any of my own biological children. Before you get your panties in a twist, allow to explain why I don’t want kids.

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The Tomboy Bride Versus the Glam Mom-zilla

By Maria Senise

Allow me to preface this piece by saying first that I love my mom very much. Though this is going to illustrate the not-so-lovable qualities she has, she actually is a wonderful, caring woman. My wedding has, for some reason, brought forth a mom-zilla creature…

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Why I said “NO” to the Job

By: Maria Senise This year was a rough year work-wise and mental health-wise. My teaching assistant job caused me so much stress that I became physically ill and had to take a leave of absence. Due to yearly budget cuts, I was riffed, (honorably discharged), prior to this. I took it in stride, knowing that this is what happens yearly, but also knowing that after 6 years of being a teaching assistant, I had absolutely no desire to return to it.

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Our Trip to Mackinac Island

Joe and I had been together 7 years and never been on a vacation. We decided that it was time for us to have time to ourselves and without the children. We considered a lot of different places in Michigan…Traverse City, Bay City, Detroit, etc. After a lot of time on the internet looking for things to do and hotel prices we decided to go to Mackinac Island.

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Chinese Food, Mustaches, and Empty Toilet Paper Rolls

 

We live in a really small town in northern Michigan so grocery shopping is truly a full day event. The nearest supermarket is 30 minutes away, so we only shop every 1 ½ weeks or so. So yesterday, we decided to have lunch with the kids before we went on our long and tedious shopping trip. We chose a China Buffet, which is one of our favorites. It was pretty busy for a Friday afternoon but we went in anyway. I took Gabriel up and we filled our plates. He always chooses the foods that I am visually unsure of…rebel.

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