Archive for the “Happiness” category

The Baby Bird in My House

by Ashley on March 12, 2014

I have become a closet eater. Not because I’m embarrassed about my snack habits. (Yes, I’ll own up to eating half a bag of M&Ms on occasion.) It’s just that I cannot eat anything in peace anymore. Other mothers can (…)

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Thoughts from a Mother of 6 Months

by Ashley on August 14, 2013

I have been a mother for 6 months and 6 days. There has been good and bad, as I expected. What I didn’t expect was just how much good and how much bad there would be. For example, I expected (…)

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What We Don’t Need

by Ashley on September 11, 2012

Somewhere in our minds, hidden away, or perhaps locked away in solitary confinement, is a voice that will admit we don’t need much of what we buy. I don’t listen to that voice very often either. I have few obsessions (…)

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Eviction Notice: Effective Immediately

by Ashley on August 22, 2012

A quote I heard recently on a silly TV show struck me as profound, and I’ve taken it to heart. (I already know you’re embarrassed for me to be admitting this in public. Duly noted. Regardless, I’ll continue.) Let me (…)

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Crossing One Off My Bucket List

by Ashley on June 4, 2012

I went to my happy place this weekend. My first, though hopefully not last, Jimmy Buffett concert. It was incredible. There were hippies and beach bums (I fall into category No. 2) tailgating in the parking lot starting at least (…)

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How to Decide Which Way to Go

by Ashley on May 20, 2012

I am approaching a fork in the road. Because I tend to be a control freak, I like to consider where each path will lead me before making a decision. And because my deliberation can border on obsession at times, (…)

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The Meaning of Dreams

by Ashley on March 26, 2012

I had a dream that I had a dream that I had a baby last week. Normally I don’t read much into the weird stuff that happens in my subconscious, but this one makes me wonder. Especially since dreams about (…)

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On Freedom, Inalienable Rights and the Pursuit of Happiness

by Ashley on March 19, 2012

Thomas Jefferson included a statement about “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness,” our inalienable rights, in the Declaration of Independence. These rights are not given to us by the nation; rather, they are natural rights, inborn, inherited as a (…)

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