Stacey Biemiller Maisch's Blog (5)

On The Outskirts of the Playground -- A Mother is Only Ever as Happy as her Unhappiest Child

When you see your least favorite things about yourself reflected in your children, it can break your heart.


"I watched him as he…


Added by Stacey Biemiller Maisch on April 2, 2012 at 4:41pm — No Comments

Thoughts on Paterno from a Penn State alum and mom.

I am also a Penn State alum and a mom of three children, two of them young boys.  I share your disgust and I mourn the loss of innocence of all of those victims.  I also mourn the loss of our icon, Joe Paterno.  Paterno was more than a football coach.  For decades, he embodied how to lead with respect, honor and high standards.  Unfortunately, now he must be judged himself by those same high standards.  I agree with the board's decision, but I do not applaud it.  There is nothing here to…


Added by Stacey Biemiller Maisch on November 10, 2011 at 7:15pm — 3 Comments

Never Forget -- Memories of my grandfather on his 9/11 birthday


I cried a lot yesterday.  The tenth anniversary of the September 11th attacks brought back all of the memories and emotions of that day.  Each time Taps played, I felt each note in my very core.  It’s amazing how music has that power to physically jar you more so than just words or images.  Along with the rest of the country, I spent yesterday…


Added by Stacey Biemiller Maisch on September 12, 2011 at 9:16pm — No Comments

Don't Get Duped by the Shoup!


I am a pen addict.  I love pens of all kinds.  Ball point, ink roller, glitter, fountain, colored, black, blue, fancy, cheap, and even markers, too.  Each year (okay, a few times each year), I buy a new set of multi-colored pens or Sharpie markers to color-code my calendars, lists, and my life.  My husband teases me, but accepts that he has an easy out anytime he needs a small gift to give me.

I was beyond excited when I recently found a multi-colored five…


Added by Stacey Biemiller Maisch on September 10, 2011 at 8:23am — No Comments

Best Job Ever

Aside from blogging, I also do occasional articles for our hyperlocal online newspaper, TheAlternativePress.com.  My latest assignment was to interview my neighbor, Wade Burch, who just won Round 1 of Food Network's "Chopped Champions."  

I came home yesterday from spending the day at the beach with my three kids, fed them dinner, and put them to bed.  Wade called to do the phone interview around 10pm and I wrote my piece last night in a quiet house.  How cool is it that we get to do…


Added by Stacey Biemiller Maisch on September 1, 2011 at 3:56pm — No Comments

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Rexlaxing on Thanksgiving + You

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