Monday Listicles

Super duper Monday is back!

These Listicles are the best thing since sliced bread. Forget bread, best thing since cake, chocolate one too! You all warm my heart, with both content and the effort you put into them. Nothing makes me happier then seeing how much you visit each other’s posts, not just the linked ones, but throughout the week. You all rock and rule!

I kept thinking about all the things and people and occasions I miss and thought of so many. But when the time came to sit down and write them I struggled. Which I will take as a great sign. Life is good, when there is not much missing in it…

Kim will be choosing next weeks theme. She is a published author and her writing is both creative and beautiful. I am sure you know her because she visits your lists and leaves the nicest comments. In case you are new: your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to find her blog among the link ups and see what she would like us to write the list about next time. Love surprises, don’t you?

Lets get started.

Make a list, check it twice, link it up. Read others. Have fun!



I understand nobody lives forever, but I wish he was around. Seeing my son, Husband and Grandpa together would be magical.


It is so hard to explain. I wouldn’t change my life at all. But you remember those days when you are all alone, nobody to be with, no place to go, nothing to do. The privilege to chose whatever you want, I think that is what I miss sometimes.


I miss lining up by the barre with my friends back at the dance studio.


The streets with no traffic. People sitting in coffee shops, chatting. Vegetable market. The sounds. Children playing in the streets. Parks. Espresso with whipped cream. Playgrounds. Castle. Pizza. Friends.


A few years ago during the move a box of my momentos was lost. I have nothing to remind me of my years before marriage. Sometimes memories are best printed.


I have met so many wonderful people and although I stay in touch with them, it would be lovely to have them all living a short drive away.


No one but my self to blame. But wouldn’t it be nice to sit, eat cookies and look good in skinny jeans. One can dream.


I love getting ready to go out on a date and my Husband looking at me like it is our first.

9. NY

Actually not the city, but sitting on the couch, chatting with the most incredible and inspiring woman I know.

10. #TEN

No, not Downing Street. I told you I am a very happy and content person. I cannot come up with a meaningful number 10.


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  1. Theresa August 14, 2011 at 19:23 #

    Twitter: amountainmomma
    Superb list Stasha. I too wish for cookie-eating-skinny-jean-wearing ability.

    I find once you have things in life that you miss, I mean really MISS, you appreciate everything you still have in your life so much more. Its the fleeting nature of life that makes everything so special.

    • Stasha August 14, 2011 at 23:05 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      Right you are my friend, right you are!

  2. jacqui August 14, 2011 at 19:34 #

    Twitter: chicktuition
    This is great, Stasha! I hate that you lost your photos…I didn’t know you were a fancy ballerina…and I love that you missed #10.

    • Stasha August 14, 2011 at 23:09 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      Thank you Jacqui, must be why I obsessively snap photos and triple back them up now… Oh, us suburban moms hanging of the barre were anything but fancy, but great banter and sense of accomplisment made up for bleeding toes and bad developes. I miss those ladies and Saturday mornings at the studio lots.

  3. [email protected] Wants This August 14, 2011 at 19:35 #

    Twitter: MamaWantsThis
    I miss my skinny self too – fortunately I have something to show for it. He’s 19.5 months and is my heart.

    I miss my university day photos – they were all lost in shipping when I moved from UK back to Malaysia. *sob*

    Love your series Stasha! (I promise to join up again soon)

    • Stasha August 14, 2011 at 23:12 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      Can you believe mine were lost going into UK from Asia. So they must be floating somewhere in the Indian ocean with yours… Sorry to hear that.
      Yu join when you can. You know we love your blog. And you will forever be one of the first few to write a list on this blog, remember?

  4. Kimberly August 14, 2011 at 19:38 #

    Twitter: MamasMonologues
    I miss me time too. I wouldn’t trade my life for anything, but I do have those moments and those days where I wish I could just be me. No errands, no chores, no kids, no responsibilities.

    • Stasha August 14, 2011 at 23:13 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      I was always bored on my own, but I just want to have a choice to be bored, ya know?

  5. mom2kiddos August 14, 2011 at 19:39 #

    Twitter: kiddothings
    So sorry about the lost photos. Old pictures are really treasures I never want to lose too.
    I have to go and check out Pointe class.
    Btw, I have chosen to accept this mission…You made me laugh with that line!

    • Stasha August 14, 2011 at 23:15 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      It does suck. Can you believe it, 41 boxes shipped and only one missing. I cried for days. I was also pregnant, so hormone made it worse…
      Well at least ours not mission impossible. So what do you think of next weeks theme? You know, you found out what it was before me 😉

  6. Jennifer Hall via Facebook August 14, 2011 at 19:54 #

    I’ll be there in the morning!

  7. Runnermom-jen August 14, 2011 at 19:56 #

    Twitter: runnermomjen
    Can I just say, your hometown sounds fabulous!! I think I’d like to live in a place like that. I love that you couldn’t come up with ten things. You are happy and content! XO

    • Stasha August 14, 2011 at 23:16 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      Thank you, it is a neat little city. Will write about it one day. Life is good ha?

  8. Erica M August 14, 2011 at 20:34 #

    Twitter: yhwriteme
    This listicle idea is a wonderful one that I will participate in very soon. I miss my grandparents, too.

  9. Kim August 14, 2011 at 20:38 #

    Stasha, this is such a heartwarming list! The way you describe each item shows that you really are content with your life, appreciating all that you have, but how much everything, every moment of your past has meant to you. That’s beautiful :)

    I really relate to #2. I was talking with my friend, another mom, yesterday about how much we miss just being able to pick up the car keys and go out to a cafe, or to slip on our sneakers and go for a run. I can’t do that anymore, even if my husband is here and playing with the girls, because before I leave my mind will run through a mommy checklist, making sure my children are okay for the length of time I’ll be gone. And even while I’m gone my heart is still back home with my girls and husband. Me time just isn’t quite the same once I became a mom, and as much as I miss it, I am okay with that because it’s just so wonderful being a mother :)

    I miss my grandpa (Papa) a lot, too. I was very close to him. I am grateful he met my husband, my husband even went to him in addition to my dad to ask permission to marry me, that’s how close I was to him. I wish he could have met my girls, but I like to think he sees them and is smiling.

    Thank you for your kind words about me in your post :) I hope the topic I chose for next week is okay. I like to try and make my readers think, so hopefully this will give them a little challenge!

    • Stasha August 14, 2011 at 23:21 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      Love the next week topic! You are as Kim from @MamasMonologues would say AWESOMESAUCE.
      So glad you understood what I meant with #2. I miss something I will never have again, never really want either. But still…
      My grandpa was my life. He meant the world. Everything I do, I hope makes him proud. It is wonderful we had that special someone growing up, both of us. Love that your husband asked for your hand in marriage, both men in your life. Very sweet.

  10. Tonya August 14, 2011 at 20:46 #

    Twitter: letters4lucas
    My button got all screwed up. Oh well….

    I like your list. Especially #10. :)

    • Stasha August 14, 2011 at 23:04 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      Button shumtton. Who cares! Great list Tonya, I hear you. But I think in 10 years time we will be writing the same ten saying how much we want them back 😉 or drink mojitos on the beach..

  11. Holly August 14, 2011 at 22:05 #

    What a great link-up! I came over from Bees With Honey and I might just have to make myself one of these awesome listicles this week!

    I also miss dance…very much.

    By the way, I chose to follow your blog too! I’d love it if you could stop by my blog sometime as well! Thanks so much!

    Twins Plus One, Three Times the Fun

    • Stasha August 14, 2011 at 23:22 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      Cannot wait for you to join us. Linky is open till Friday, hop in anytime!

      • Stasha August 16, 2011 at 19:55 #

        Twitter: NorthWestMommy
        Hi Holly, are you on Twitter and if so, could you let me know your handle?

  12. Jessica August 14, 2011 at 23:26 #

    Twitter: Mytimeasmom
    I definitely miss my jeans looking good. I’m not happy about the muffin top that currently resides above the waist of my jeans. Time for a diet. Sigh.

    • Stasha August 14, 2011 at 23:32 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      Silly you, muffins might be something you bake but I saw your pictures from BlogHer and there are none above your jeans. But I guess none of us have the luxury to eat anything and fit in anything too…

  13. Crystal @ PoM August 15, 2011 at 06:46 #

    Twitter: phasesofme
    I think we’d all like #7 to happen. Seems like everything I eat these days goes straight to my butt!

    • Stasha August 16, 2011 at 00:09 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      Mine lingers around the waist. Guess it is too lazy to travel all the way to the butt 😉

  14. Ado August 15, 2011 at 07:15 #

    God do I love your listicles.
    I miss me time too.
    In fact I miss everything on your list too.

    • Stasha August 16, 2011 at 00:10 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      I love how you visit all other lists too. Thank you Ado!

  15. christina August 15, 2011 at 07:18 #

    Twitter: finallymom
    Your hometown sounds sooo lovely! :)

  16. Bruna August 15, 2011 at 07:46 #

    Twitter: beeswithhoney
    I love how all of our lists have common components like ME Time, healthy eating and body change since children. I miss both my Grandpa’s :)

  17. Iza Trapani August 15, 2011 at 08:11 #

    I love your list, and relate to so much of what you said. Can’t wait to come home in sept and read all the others and join in for the listicles. Such fun!

    • Stasha August 15, 2011 at 15:40 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      We cannot wait to have you back. In fact your lists I should have listed as number 10. We are reading My Jack every night. Did you always have a dog this breed?

  18. Janice August 15, 2011 at 09:33 #

    Twitter: mommyslounge
    Great list. You know if I were to write the same list, ours would be almost identical. Friends, dancing, fitting well in jeans, me time, home town, not NY but Manila, photos (of my eldest daughter that got lost when my hard drive in an old computer crashed and I didn’t make a backup), not my grandpa but my grandma, and definitely going out – anywhere without kids. Hey….are you my twin? LOL.

    • Stasha August 15, 2011 at 15:41 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      Think we might just be virtual twins!

  19. Mama And The City August 15, 2011 at 11:30 #

    Twitter: Mama_AndTheCity
    Something tells me – skinny, people, places – are going to be a common part of the lists.

    I totally get the “alone me time”. For me it was just 9 months ago when I lost that privilege. Snif.

  20. Kim August 15, 2011 at 12:51 #

    I’ve been reading everyone’s 10 I miss lists, Stasha, and I just wanted to say thank you to you for creating this amazing Monday Listicle. For some reason, these lists each week make my heart swell with so many feelings after reading all of the blogger’s lists. It’s like we’re all connected on a new level that I don’t reach during the rest of the week. I mean, I love reading everyone’s blogs during the week, and each blogger’s posts make me think and feel a lot, but on Monday it is like we’re all connected and I love that!

    So thank you for creating such a wonderful connection among people!!

    • Stasha August 15, 2011 at 15:42 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      Thank you! Without all you participating this is just another silly post. I love reading everybody’s lists too!

  21. Jennie August 15, 2011 at 15:44 #

    Thanks for the comment on my post (I wish I had an option to reply), and yes, I love that everyone’s lists are so similar. :) And no, I’m not on twitter. Runner Jen has tried converting me, too. I find myself actually wanting to now, but I don’t see how it would work for me. I have an old school phone with no data plan, so I’d never have it on me, and probably wouldn’t get to use it on the computer enough to have it be of worth. :(

    • Stasha August 15, 2011 at 16:12 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      No problem. Just so you know, since you are not there, we periodically tweet out your post to spread the word. Nothing bad I promise, we just say how much we like it 😉

  22. deborah l quinn August 16, 2011 at 02:49 #

    Twitter: mannahattamamma
    For Stasha and all the listiclites…I LOVE THESE LISTS. And all the wonderful, generous comments that writers are making all over the place. So a huge list of thank yous to Stasha for getting us all started! And if making linkys for the rest of us is taking up your “me time,” well…sorry, lady! (But in fact, that’s the item that really hit me, from your list – I think sometimes we parenting types -or actually, parents or not, maybe it’s just women in general– forget even to remember that we’ve forgotten to take some breathing time for our own selves!

    • Stasha August 16, 2011 at 08:46 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      Thank you Deborah. Love your blog and your lIsts. Did you know you were the second blog I ever added to my reader? So I can officially be called a fan of yours!

  23. saretta August 16, 2011 at 02:51 #

    Twitter: sarettagd
    I really relate to your number 4. It’s great to live abroad and experience the great wide world, but it would be nice to be able to visit home whenever we want/need to, as well!

    • Stasha August 16, 2011 at 08:50 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      I know. Although like you said in your list in America we enjoy the diversity that you in Europe just don’t. So if I want I can have a cappuccino and pizza almost identical to the one back home only a short drive away on my Pacific island. But I doubt you have Krispy Creme anywhere close to your house :(

  24. Bestfoodies August 16, 2011 at 05:22 #

    Twitter: bestfoodies
    Again love the listicles. I would be devastated if I lost my pictures. It seems you put a lot of thought in your list. I wish my Gpa was here to meet my husband and kids. I miss my family & friends that have passed.

    • Stasha August 16, 2011 at 08:58 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      There will always be a sense of longing among us humans. It is not a bad thing, but it is a powerful emotion isn’t it? I love how you translate all our topics into food related lists. Bet you will not have any trouble with next week’s prompt. If there is one thing in cuisine, it’s ingredients on opposite ends that compliment each other.

  25. Gina August 16, 2011 at 07:55 #

    Oh yeah, I can totally relate to most of these. #1, #3, #7 are top on my list!!!

    • Stasha August 16, 2011 at 08:55 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      GIna you should join us sometime. The topic chosen by Kim for next week is ying yang. But you can link any list of ten you want, anytime. Written, photos, drawn, vlogged, sang…anything goes around here. The best thing about these list makers of mine, they visit each other and create dialog!! It is like having a cuppa tea with your friends.

  26. Galit Breen August 18, 2011 at 21:56 #

    Twitter: GalitBreen
    Love your list lady! Heart warming and sweet without being sappy- genius!
    Galit Breen recently posted..The Post That Broke My Blog

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