Tag: family traditions

Planning a road trip during Covid summer #2

Planning a road trip during Covid summer #2
I am So. Excited. For. SUMMER! I’ve been neglecting laundry and my email this week, in exchange for road trip planning. Below is what I’ve come up with, and my thought process along the way. Our inspiration was Niagara Falls. (If you’re ever in the mood to sit a room of your family’s own farts,... Read more »

Saturday Surprise: creating a tradition in pandemic times

Saturday Surprise: creating a tradition in pandemic times
To state the obvious, shelter-in-place is wearing on me. I miss my friends. I am done exercising by myself. I yearn for hugs so much that I had a dream about embracing random people. But every time I want to complain during this pandemic, I remind myself how truly good my life is. As I write this, family members of George Floyd are planning a funeral. Not only was his death unjust and unnecessary, but he and his family will be robbed of a "normal" service, due to the coronavirus. This past month, Ahmaud Arbery's mom did not decorate his home with balloons or plan a Zoom call with family on his birthday. She mourned him. Others honored him by walking or running 2.23 miles. Friends of ours have lost spouses and parents to COVID and non-COVID related illnesses. None of them have gotten to experience the full grieving process, surrounded by loved ones. So, yeah: I'll remove my complaint of "boredom" from the pity pile...

An 8 year old writes his first blog post

An 8 year old writes his first blog post
Hi! My name is Logan. I am eight years old. I am writing about what my mom and dad have taught me over the years. Most of my learning has been at home. The reason I think this is important is because I can be a better person. (Also, I did NOT want to write this, but my mom forced me to write it.)...
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Meet Liam O'Shea: Our Irish Elf on a Shelf

Meet Liam O'Shea. He's definitely not from Party City, and definitely not meant to be worn on the shoulder of a drunken college kid...
One of my favorite family traditions arrives this month. His name is Liam O’Shea, and he’s our leprechaun. I’m not an Elf on the Shelf fan, as my husband is. I don’t like that his presence correlates to gifts, and honestly, my brain would explode if I added another thing to my to do list... Read more »