An unexpected item arrived in my mailbox a few days ago. It was Amazon’s Holiday Kids Gift Book. The 99-page book was reminiscent of the Toys "R" Us catalog I remember from my childhood years. The arrival of this...
I never thought I would spend holidays without my kids. I wanted to be the mom with the perfectly crafted holiday cupcakes, not the mom who has to miss out on celebrations! When we were going through our divorce,...
It seems like every time I turn around, someone is giving my child candy. For example, there was a day when she received candy as a reward in dance class, for being an exceptional helper in school, and also...
Benjamin Franklin is quoted as saying: "If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail." I think that kite-flying guy and I would've gotten along well because I am a major planner. If I don't have my ducks...
In case you haven’t heard, Grandparents Day is coming up. Yes, this is an actual holiday (or day of observance, if that matters), and yes, there are cards in the card aisle for this very purpose. It falls on...
Women’s Equality Day is August 26th I had never heard of this day! Have you? I knew about Women’s History Month and  International Women’s Day, but Women’s Equality Day?! I pride myself on being a well-read feminist, but in all...
I love fireworks. They're explosive. They're spectacular. But sometimes I wonder, do we really need them? Is it time to examine their purpose and rethink how we use them for celebrations? My case against fireworks: 1. They're overused One of the awe-inspiring aspects...
Birthdays are a BIG deal at my house! It is the one day during the year that revolves around the birthday kid. We decorate rooms with balloons and streamers. We allow a "yes day" where the answer to anything...
I grew up in a family that went big for every holiday, something I attribute to my mom. Valentine's Day was one of my favorite holidays. Now that I'm an adult, I don't usually think of Valentine's Day as...
Two pink lines. Positive. Pregnant.  It's the only thing some of you are wanting this Christmas. To see a ray of hope in the long journey of growing your family. To experience the joy of life after the sorrow of waiting--or the...
For several weeks now, relatives have been asking what I want for Christmas. Honestly, I couldn't think of anything. Well, I could think of a few things...but the stuff I want can't be bought at Target or shipped through...
It's only early December and you've probably already had your fill of leftovers. Not accustomed to cooking for only our little family, I think we just finished our Thanksgiving leftovers about five seconds ago. My kids bailed on eating...

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