Tag: holidays

A Very COVID Holiday: A Lonely Year, and 4 Things to...

It's been a lonely year. We all desperately were holding out hope that this would be over by the time school started. Here we sit. I'm so tired. I know you're so tired too. And now, here come the holidays.
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Winter Wonderland BINGO! A Family Zoom Game to Play Over the...

Winter Wonderland Bingo is the perfect family Zoom game to keep family members laughing and fun with each other...even if it's not in-person.

Please Don’t Make Me Eat Pumpkin Pie!

For 95% percent of you, this is a joyous proclamation and a wonderful end to the meal. You love pumpkin pie. Pumpkin is your thing.

Surviving the Holidays When You are Recovering From an Eating Disorder

I can say there was a time when holidays, especially the meals centered around them, were not easy for me.  It is amazing what 5 years of growth and recovery can do.  I am a recovered bulimic and have found the following tools helpful in my recovery, especially when it comes to the 2.5 month stretch of the holiday season.
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Home for The Holidays

The first year he worked Christmas Eve and Christmas Day was our son Charlie's first Christmas. He missed egg bake that year. He didn't help me unwrap the INSANE amount of gifts my aunts, uncles and cousins threw at Charlie.

What I Really Want for Mother’s Day

Dear Husband, Here's what I really want for Mother's Day: Experiences rather than things. Thanks for helping me be the best mom I can be.
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Don’t Get Sucked In- Fake Holidays Have Taken Over My Life!

All of my other fake holiday traditions are  at least done in a day. But no, the Great Pumpkin visits our house for THIRTY-ONE DAYS!
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Ode to the Older Generation: When Grandma’s the real MVP

We know at my house that sometimes Grandma is the real MVP - the strong rock that holds our multi generations together quietly, behind the scenes.

Perfectly Imperfect Holiday Gatherings

Someday when I am able to host holiday gatherings, I want to try to focus on the very simple, successful recipe of food and family.
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The Gift I Want My Children To Remember: Holiday Traditions To...

Every family has holiday traditions. They're the best kind of gift you could give your child, since they build so many memories.