The Christmas-break reading lists aren’t gonna fill themselves out, and when your child has 20 kids (assuming that’s the average classroom size) to play with and stimulate your every sense throughout the week, a house and little siblings can be very boring; cue the fighting! I can see it all — it’s like a bad […]
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If you are anxious about being around family this holiday, consider ways to make space for gratitude instead of grumbling. Here are four things to keep in mind, especially in the relationship with your mother-in-law.
As a reformed perfectionist, I still find my Type A roots bristling when I think about all the things I SHOULD BE DOING to truly provide a memorable season for my family. The expectations I set for myself seem impossible to meet — let alone exceed — and I find myself knee-deep in guilt for […]
Sometimes after several nights, my kiddos would become exasperated and my excuses became more elaborate . . . “This must be a busy tooth season,” I’d say.
We eventually get all five of us and the two dogs to the same spot. Of course, our precious middle daughter told me beforehand she would take one picture. Yes, ONE. Great, that’s only 146 less than we will need to take. So you can imagine she was a joy to work with while having her […]
Traditions are good enough in themselves; they provide a stability, framework, and anchor to childhood. But to me, Tree Night also serves to remind us where we’ve been, where we are, and that no matter where we’re going, we’re going there together. It provides context and produces gratefulness. And it’s really fun.
Whether you are dashing through the snow or dreaming of a white Christmas, a little holiday cocktail is sure to make your celebration just a little more merry (and bright). Here are three of my very favorite holiday cocktails and some kid-friendly options.