Author Archives: justaphillygirl

About justaphillygirl

40-something mom to 3 great kids - 2 who walk and 1 who soars with the Angels. Stay at home mom, originally from Philly, PA but living life as large as I can in Southeastern Michigan.

Tinklemeister Turns 5

I love my little man. It seems like yesterday the doctor was announcing “It’s definitely a boy!” Three thirty in the afternoon on June 2, 2006, was a great time for me. My third miracle was born. I thought that … Continue reading

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Edible Memories

Here we go again! Yet another fabulous prompt from that darling that we all love, Mama Kat.  This one’s gonna be a breeze.  It jumped right off the page at me and smacked me across my watering mouth!! Prompt #5: … Continue reading

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Therapy in Six Short Words

Blogging for me is great therapy. This poem brought to you today by:  

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Haunted by the “What Ifs?”

If it’s Thursday it must be what I call, Mama Kat Day!  Each week bright and early on  Tuesday morning I hungrily search my email waiting for the newest writing prompts.  This week’s, like every week, got my brain to … Continue reading

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Tinklemeister

Stubborn red head; keeps life interesting. Brought to you today by our favorite gal:

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Buddy

Asperger’s didn’t rob; gave him gift. Brought to you today by our favorite gal:

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Samantha

Lovely little girl taken too soon. Brought to you today by our favorite gal:

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The Apartment

If it’s Thursday, it must be time for Mama Kat’s Writer’s Workshop weekly writing prompts. Like every week, there were five great prompts, most of which I could go on and on about.  This week the first prompt felt like … Continue reading

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Woes of Water

It’s already Tuesday again?  Didn’t I just post last week’s prompt over at Mama Kat’s yesterday?  Wow, time does fly when you are having fun! This week I chose several prompts to write about.   First up to bat, prompt 3. … Continue reading

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Rain, Rain Go Away….

Anyone have the schematics for an ark?  I am beginning to think that we are going to need them quite soon.  Life here in Michigan is one big soggy and overly wet mess.  Not a day has gone by in … Continue reading

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