When my 10-year-old nephew found out we were expecting Szaba, he was so excited. He wanted to be the godfather. There was only one problem: We’re not religious. Wait! Don’t click away. I’m not trying to convert (or un-convert) anyone. I simply regard spirituality as a very personal undertaking. You do it your way, I do … More The Game Father
Today’s activity is just for you, parents. Kid swap!
Somewhat by accident, I recently re-discovered the pleasures of cookie decorating. I was going to visit my sister and her family and came up with the idea for a host gift. (Yes, I still do those. Here are some ideas.) I thought this would be something my 7-year-old niece would enjoy, but I was surprised … More Cookie Decorating
As most of you know, since my mother-in-law’s death I’ve been on a mission to find ways to keep the memory of Sue alive for my baby girl. That desire, in turn, sparked a passion to help other families in the same situation. Unfortunately, I have many close friends mourning the loss of a parent, right … More Arroz Con Pollo
This year my husband and I are gearing up for our first Christmas in our own home in 18 years! Ever since we went to college, we’ve been going to other people’s homes and participating in other people’s traditions. Now all of the sudden we have to figure out what we want to do and … More Recognize a Mentor
I remember hearing “the holidays are hard.” I had no idea how hard, especially when the holidays are a pivot point in losing someone. The saying goes: When it rains, it pours. Well, with the drizzled onslaught of fall at my doorstep—and all the memories that come flooding back with it—I have a new appreciation … More When It Rains, It Pours