I remember when I found out the truth about Santa Claus.   I was in third grade.  A group of classmates and I were sitting at a table in the back of the room when a boy in my class started...
I started a thing this year. I think it might be a new holiday tradition at our house. I didn't even do it on purpose, but I'm loving it. It all started with visions of a gingerbread village. I've...
I am crazy. I am crazy. I am crazy.  My advent calendar has sat unattended for a few years now. It’s one of those adorable wooden ones with the tiny drawers. I got it on my son’s second Christmas. Each...
Big was 7 and, still believing in Santa, gathered around the Thanksgiving table with both sets of grandparents for some pie.  Her attention turned to Christmas (because, seven) and she talked about how great Christmas was the year before. ...
‘Tis the season to be streaming!  There are so many Christmas movies to fit into one short month.  With all of the Grinches, iterations of Christmas plus a prince on Netflix, and holiday specials for every franchise, it can...
When you think back to your childhood, what holiday traditions do you remember the most?  Which ones did you love? Which ones did you hate?   I am positive that as my mom reads this, she can tell you exactly...
If I hear the phrase “Out of an abundance of caution...” one more time, I might scream! In a year where it feels like everything has been canceled, many of us are trying to figure out how to keep the...
He’s 11. For 11 years he went on whole-heartedly believing in Santa. It happened for my son out of the blue on an October day. It wasn’t even the Christmas holiday season, but for some reason, his curiosity had been...
We all know that 2020 has been a year.  Yet here we are, we made it! Well...almost. Now comes the best part of every year; the holiday season.  When I think of the holidays it means warm nights after a...
The Black Friday of yesteryear has gone the way of large crowds and when "maskne" wasn't a word.  But that doesn't mean all hope is lost.  Black Friday 2020 not only spares us the insanity of lines and being...
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{Event Recap}: Kids Day at Bass Farms

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We had so much fun at our Kids Day graciously hosted by Bass Farms! Between parents, grandparents, and kiddos of all ages, we had...