Author: Stacey Ogden

The Beauty of the Shower

I spent the past 3 years of my daughter’s life looking forward to and celebrating milestones.  First smile.  First steps.  First words.  All were beautiful, special, magical moments, and all meant that life was going to...

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Never Be Too Cool

An open letter to all adolescents, pre-pubescents, teens and tweens; The middle and high school years are tough.  In may ways they will be the best time of your life – oh what I would give to not have any bills, have meals...

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Soaking in the Summer

Every year I have the grandest of plans for the summer months.  I’m going to clean my house from top to bottom, read every book on the NYT bestseller list, update my gardens so that they rival those at Versailles, and...

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Christmas in May?

Last fall I proposed the idea to pare down the presents we would buy for our daughter for Christmas and her 3rd birthday and put the money to better use.  Honestly, the girl has plenty of toys and I don’t really consider...

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Easy like Sunday morning

Really there are few things in my life that are easy.  I have a full-time job, I own a business, I have a 3-year-old, a dog, and a husband to care for, and I’m a homeowner.  And while I wouldn’t trade any one of...

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Who I want to be

“What I Want to Be When I Grow Up” is a perennial favorite essay topic among school teachers.  I myself remember writing that paper more than once.  (Well, I turned in the same paper more than once anyway.)  But as...

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