the nanny diaries: my weekend with max

"Oh, and when you figure out, Love is all that matters after all. It sure makes everything else, seem so small."  Carrie Underwood sang these words (to me) and captured my attention today as I rode the bus this morning on my way to our new work office (finally) in downtown Chicago.  I thought of … Continue reading the nanny diaries: my weekend with max

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my nostalgic ghosts of christmas pasts

Merry Christmas!  Feliz Navidad!  Happy Kwanzaa!  Since this is our first Christmas together, I should probably tell you about the annual Medica/Sturm Family's holiday celebrations.  For as long as I can remember, we've celebrated Christmas day with my parents' families in our house on Cheyenne Ct (Pittsburgh, PA), which we moved into when I was four and Nicky was two.  … Continue reading my nostalgic ghosts of christmas pasts

when we see each other time doesn’t matter. each time we see each other, it’s wonderful.

Since last Christmas, I've calculated having only spent 5 nights in my bedroom...in my parents' house.  The bedroom that I claimed as a 4-year old and lived in until moving to Columbus 3.5 years ago.  The bedroom that my parents still referred to as "your room".  (I know, they miss me.)  So saying I was anxious about returning to Pittsburgh … Continue reading when we see each other time doesn’t matter. each time we see each other, it’s wonderful.

rebecca & ryan

For as long as they've been alive, my younger cousins, Rebecca and Ryan, would come up from Atlanta to spend 1-2 weeks of their summer vacation with my family in Pittsburgh.  Ryan, now 14, was a toddler when the annual routine began so you can imagine how connected I've become to them over the years.  With … Continue reading rebecca & ryan

four days and four nights with my parents

The kids arrived on Friday afternoon after a 9 hours drive from Pittsburgh and departed this morning for their dreaded return trip.  While I'm definitely craving some 'me' time and a strong desire to get myself back on schedule, I really am disappointed to see them go.  Not only did I enjoy their company, but … Continue reading four days and four nights with my parents

i know a girl she puts the color inside of my world

Happy Mother's Day to all of the mothers in the world, in my life, and most importantly, my mother.  It's so hard being away from her today because all I really want to do is spend this special day with her letting her know how much she means to me. This morning by mom walked … Continue reading i know a girl she puts the color inside of my world