Category Archives: Holidays

Honoring Our Veterans, and the Families Who Keep the Home Fires Burning

On this Veterans Day 2013, I’m feeling grateful for all of the soldiers throughout our nation’s history — including my father and my father-in-law, both of whom fought in Vietnam, and my cousin who served in Iraq. But I’m also … Continue reading

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Let’s party!! And while we’re at it, let’s build a community

Recently we celebrated N’s 6th birthday. Like we do every year, we threw a little party at home with a few of her friends. And as always, the party planning drove me crazy. Every year, in the midst of trips … Continue reading

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If you can’t say something nice…

It’s a tried-and-true adage that parents have been telling kids for generations:  if you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all.  But after a couple of bizarre interactions with strangers this week, I wonder — have people totally … Continue reading

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Ho ho ho! Holiday-Palooza has begun!

We’re having a fun holiday season so far — which feels strange to say, given that December has just begun.  Even at this early date, I am experiencing holiday fatigue (probably left over from last Christmas), along with a general … Continue reading

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Guardian of our family’s health

In the four years since N was born, I’ve gradually assumed the role of “guardian” of our family’s health.  I am the nudge who urges our family to eat better, exercise and get enough sleep.  I didn’t realize it for … Continue reading

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It’s Hard Work, Taking a Vacation

Now that we have two young kiddoes, I wouldn’t exactly describe our first family-of-four vacation as “relaxing.”  In fact, it was the hardest-working getaway we’ve ever had.  G and I both feel like we need a vacation from the vacation. … Continue reading

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A New Year’s Resolution…or Two

I began this New Year with (what I thought was) one of the best resolutions ever.  Then yesterday our family went back to our normal routine, and my lovely little resolution got a big, cold glass of ice water thrown in its … Continue reading

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