Category: New Year

Heaven? No, It's Iowa

Heaven? No, It's Iowa
What do you get when you combine five moms over 40 with some dance music? Normally, I would answer that you get lots of gawks and stares from the younger generations, who then flee in mortal terror. Not so this time. We got a floor filled with dancers ranging in age from 4 to 45,... Read more »

New Year's Eve - Budding STARS!

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My Previous Blog > Halloween Shmalloween. Who Cares? As we drove home to Chicago following our visit in Springfield, IL Steve said, “It doesn’t even feel like New Year’s. It just isn’t the same.” I knew exactly what he meant. It wasn’t an insult, nor a complaint. It was merely an observation of where we... Read more »

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 »

Happy New Year! ?

Happy New Year!  ?
Since our favorite curmudgeon Andy Rooney retired, we could use a good rant. It’s been awhile, and I typically hand off rants to my husband, Scott, but he’s been too swamped with work. I know he’d probably do this rant better than I, but well, the emotions are just as valid. WTF is up with having Christmas decorations and presents in the... Read more »

I'm a "Titi"!!!

My family is slowly taking over all the holidays. I have already blogged about how both my grandfather’s death and our signing the paperwork to pursue Dylan’s adoption happened on Valentine’s Day and how my grandmother passed away on New Years’ Day. Now my brother – whose birthday falls on Groundhog’s Day – has welcomed... Read more »

Talkin' About A Resolution

“May all your troubles last as long as your New Years Resolutions”- Joey Adams This quote is on the marquee at The South Church. We habitually read these posts on our way to Zoe’s school. They’ve even had Albus Dumbledore up there. Nice. Anyway… this prompted Zoe to ask what a resolution was. So I... Read more »

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

Those people you used to know and hang out with? Well, forget about ’em! That’s essentially what you sing every new year at the stroke of midnight, after you’ve kissed your sweetie. In typical Scottish tradition, “Auld Lang Syne” can mean either the above title phrase, ‘for times long past’, or even ‘long, long ago’. It was... Read more »


“One of the great myths of life is that childhood passes quickly. In fact, because time moves more slowly in Kid World – five times more slowly in a classroom on a hot afternoon, eight times more slowly on any car journey of more than five miles…and so slowly during the last week before birthdays,... Read more »