This has always been my most favorite time of year.  The end of November to the end of December marks days out of school and off work, those family members that you haven't seen since the last big occasion,...
If your social media feeds look like mine, they’re probably filled with other families doing “Christmas” or “Holiday” themed activities. And if you’re anything like me, your reaction to these is double-fold. Yes, it’s so cool that these other families...
Reading to your children can improve language skills, support imagination, and cultivate a lifelong love of reading. I love to read to my children, and this time of year is the perfect opportunity to pull out some of my old...
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...
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