Last week Number 7 made a Christmas list in her journal. It was so cute I had to take a picture: I was going to decipher it for you, but I’ll let you try to figure it out on your own: Stuff ror krismis i Pad 2. FijiT spinr 2. fijit Qub A water Bottle. […]
Last night we made a pretty great memory.
A little over an hour from my house in Essex, CT, there’s an historic railroad company where you can ride on old school steam trains. And at Christmas time, they transform their trains into the “Polar Express”, and you can ride a vintage car to the North Pole. For the last four years, I have very […]
If it isn’t my kid, it’s gonna be someone else’s.
About a week ago, I received a message from a woman I have never met. She informed me that although Number 4 had actually spoken to her daughter, she had told a couple of her daughter’s friends that Santa Claus wasn’t real, and then she continued with, “I was hoping maybe you could ask her […]
10 Holiday Traditions You Can Start With Your Family
The Christmas season is so magical for many of us because it’s a time when we are reminded that generosity and kindness and miracles still exist, and it’s a time when we make memories with family that we cherish forever. I don’t know about you, but the older I get, the more I realize that […]
Mom, is Santa Claus real?
I have been waiting for you to ask me this question. This is a question lots of parents have a hard time knowing best how to answer, because Christmas is such a special and magical time of year. And I want you to believe in magic. Forever. So… Is Santa Claus real? To answer that question […]
Do Your Kids Remember What They Got for Christmas Five Years Ago?
A couple days ago a friend of mine shared an article on Facebook entitled It Turns Out That Traveling Makes Us Far Happier Than Any Material Wealth Ever Does. I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately. It’s partly because our financial situation has improved, and so now being able to travel at least a […]