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Holiday traditions are important to my family.  I must admit, this makes me happy.  In a world where I fight with YouTube or TikTok for my teenagers’ attention I will happily take their interest in baking cookies and decorating the tree. Most years it is a struggle to carve out a few hours of time […]

The Christmas Tree

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I have a confession to make. I hate the elves.  You are probably having one of two reactions right now. Either you are thinking that I am crazy because the Elf on the Shelf is nothing but wonderful Christmas fun, or you are thinking that you finally found a woman after your own heart. Maybe I would feel differently […]

Extreme Makeover- Elf Edition

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December is here once again. Yay?  I know, it’s supposed to be the most wonderful time of the year.  I have to admit, I have a bit of a love/hate relationship with this time of year.  December is my frenemy.  I really want to love December unconditionally.  I love it every other month of the year.  […]

The 12 Days of Real Life

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I thought it was plastic.  The “it” being the lizard in my son’s room.  There he was, captive, underneath an upside down drinking glass on the nightstand.  It was not what I expected to find when I went to check and see if my son had cleaned his room.  Maybe this is just part of […]

Children, Lizards, and Life Lessons

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  Traveling with four children is a challenge.  I feel fairly sure that you will all agree with me.  I face different challenges now than I did when they were babies, but it can be a struggle just the same.  I have two words for you: table manners.  Don’t laugh. This was a minor problem […]

Tea and Crumpets and Thugs, Oh My!

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Have you ever come across something so startling that you did a double-take? This happened to my recently. My grandmother gave me the finger.  On social media no less.  To be fair, I knew immediately that she did not intend to comment to a Facebook post about my family with an obscene gesture.  It was […]

My Grandmother Gave Me the Finger

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