Posts tagged "Christmas"

All I want for Christmas is my sister

All I want for Christmas is my sister
I haven’t seen my sister in almost a decade. In fact, it has been so many years since I last saw her that I’m not certain she has met my 9 year old son. I wish I would’ve known the last time I saw her, that it was going to be the last time I... Read more »

Logging Off for the Holidays

Logging Off for the Holidays
I was talking with a friend on Skype the other day, enjoying a great catch-up on each other’s lives. Since she lives on the east coast, it’s the best way we can connect, and the video component, it feels more intimate than just talking on the phone. So, we have coffee dates. It’s one of... Read more »

Giving In During the Holidays: When Persistent Whining Gets the Best of Parents

Giving In During the Holidays: When Persistent Whining Gets the Best of Parents
Earlier this month, something went terribly awry with our Advent calendar…(Or, maybe I was lacking sleep December 1st and had no patience for whining.) My mother purchased two Play Mobile Advent Calendars, each depicting a different scene – 1 a dainty forest for my 3 year old daughter, the other a kingly styled layout for... Read more »
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What is on your Christmas wish list?

What is on your Christmas wish list?
I have been seeing the Lexus commercial where a significant other presents his/her loved one with a shiny new Lexus, big red bow donning the roof top, and wonder why I am so different. No offense to the people who actually get a new Lexus in their driveway, which I have yet to see in... Read more »

Beware the Holiday House of Horrors - A Christmas Cautionary Tale

Beware the Holiday House of Horrors - A Christmas Cautionary Tale
The decorations in my house had multiplied and like Gremlins fed after midnight, they were turning vicious! When we moved into our house almost ten years ago, all of our Christmas decorations could easily fit into three medium-sized moving boxes, which even included our table-top Christmas tree with ornaments already attached. Apparently someone opened the... Read more »

Lacking the Crafty Mom Gene: Scarring My Children with Creativity

Lacking the Crafty Mom Gene: Scarring My Children with Creativity
I am not ashamed to admit I am lacking in the arts and crafts department. It is a little embarrassing when visitors mistake my creative expression for something my 3-year-old made in preschool… I long to create mini masterpieces at the whim of my imagination. I subscribe to many blogs and newsletters hoping to be... Read more »
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A Better List of Holiday Movies: So Long White Christmas!

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Tired of the usual Miracle on 34th Street and It’s a Wonderful Life, my Christmas season movie list is a little different than the rest… Home for the Holidays This movie is hysterical and completely sums up what a good old fashioned family is all about. It’s about avoiding sensitive issues until they erupt in... Read more »

Busted! A True Story about a Fourth-grader, his Adoring Mother and her Horrible Memory

I would have gotten away with it, at least for another year had it not been for my horrible memory.  And I scoffed at all those advertisements for the Nintendo Brain Age games.  Ha! What a fool I was!  If only I had spent my mornings solving cross word and Sudoku puzzles instead of watching... Read more »

A Holiday Toast

Amid the hustle and bustle of retail shopping and snow shoveling, we pause to toast 2010.  Ask yourself :  What am I grateful for?  2010 was a year of discoveries and change for our family – a year that began with profound sadness and continued for months with agonizing difficulty.  And the storm never fully... Read more »
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Clearing out the Holiday Cobwebs

It’s time to tackle the holidays.  Now that Thanksgiving is over, I can focus on Christmas.   Amid the hustle and bustle of holiday parties, shopping and snow shoveling, it is always good to take some time and have fun!  During the month of December,  everyone needs to commit to a fun activity at least once... Read more »