Archive for December 2011

For Old Times Sake -or- The Meaning of Auld Lang Syne

Look familiar? Probably not… This is my blog from last year, when my publishing day fell ON New years Eve, and many, myself included, were too busy to sit and read a blog. I figured I should reprise it, as it teaches us something about what we’ll sing tonight, AND, well, you try to write... Read more »

Keeping Your New Year’s Resolution

Here are some fast facts about New Year’s resolutions: 63% of people say they are keeping their resolutions after two months 67% of people make three or more resolutions People make more resolutions to start a new habit than to break an old one Top four resolutions: Increase exercise Be more conscientious about work or... Read more »

Habari Gani?

Habari Gani? That’s “What’s the news?” in Swahili. And that question is asked each of the 7 days after Christmas. It begins the celebration of Kwanzaa Chances are you’ve heard of Kwanzaa but have stepped away from it with the idea it is only for African Americans. Yes, it is a observance with its roots... Read more »
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Sounds of the Season

Last week, I asked my husband Scott to write a paragraph for my blog about the worst Christmas songs. Well, this is what I got back this week, literally the moment I saved the blog I wrote for today. His put mine to shame, so ladies and gents, you’ve read them, you love them-without any further ado, a... Read more »

I Want, I Want, I Want!

Ken and I are a bit concerned this Holiday Season as this is all we hear from our five-year old Cooper.  This year, Cooper totally gets it and realizes that with Christmas comes presents.  He is counting down the days until Christmas on his calendar and keeps telling Cole that Christmas is XX days away.... Read more »

SPOILER ALERT!

I don’t really care about Christmas. One might call a person like me a Scrooge or Grinch and that’s fine. I can appreciate the cheer when people smile and say, “Merry Christmas!”; I’ll even smile and say it back. But I’m one of those people who wonder, “Would you happily speak to me at any other... Read more »
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Halloween Shmalloween! Who Cares?

Halloween Shmalloween! Who Cares?
My Previous Blog After Asher’s 1st birthday, the remainder of October (2010) was filled with visits to pumpkin patches and preparing for Halloween. As a child, I hated Halloween. I never got into it. As a young woman before kids, I hated it even more. To me, the thought of adults dressing up was ridiculous.... Read more »

Oh the guilt!

Guilt is something every parent feels more often than not and as a working mother, I’ve had that feeling on a daily basis from the moment my maternity leave ended. I knew at some point, my daughter would contribute to my guilt in some way. As a baby, it was every time she cried because... Read more »

Eight Year Old Boy Donates His Birthday Toys To Charity

Eight Year Old Boy Donates His Birthday Toys To Charity
My Previous Blog ‘Tis the season of giving, and while most of us are moved this time of year to give to our favorite charities – whether it be goods, services or monetary donations – do we give throughout the year, not just at Christmas? As the saying goes, “it’s better to give than to... Read more »
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The Worst Christmas Carols Ever!

I love Christmas Carols, as the music can just be amazing. When songs evoke memories of childhood, loved ones or Chritsmasses past- that’s some powerful stuff. I love that carols can be religious or secular, serious or whimsical, but also, they can totally suck. Especially when it’s a treasured song being sung horribly- that pisses me off (like when The Jonas Brothers (gag) mutilate... Read more »