Tag: family holidays

Attitude of Gratitude

Theoretically, fall and winter holidays are a time of celebration, gratitude, generosity and togetherness.  The reality is that somewhere along the way, much of our spirit of giving got up and went, leaving the holidays a f*cking nightmare for many.

Will Run for Pie: Our Family’s Manchester Road Race Tradition

Running is a big part of my life, and one factor that makes it so integral is the family of runners that surround me. I grew up spending Thanksgiving morning in the Manchester Road Race. The first year included my mom, dad, sister, uncle, and grandma. Some of us ran, some walked, and some ran-walked the

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Building New Holiday Traditions

Now that Jack is 3 ½ years old, Christmas is a REALLY big deal. This makes it even more fun for my husband and me. There is nothing we enjoy more than listening to how excited he gets about Santa and snowmen and Rudolph. There’s nothing better than seeing his eyes light up when he

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Surviving the Holidays with Young Children

With Thanksgiving coming up in 1 short week, it is official: the holidays are upon us.  And with that, mothers everywhere are looking forward to peaceful, relaxing, days filled with nothing but pleasantries, delicious food, and good holiday cheer. Ha! [credit] More like wrestling overtired and highly sugared children out of their stained t-shirts and into something moderately presentable before schlepping

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What if CHRISTMAS meant something more!

This Christmas will be my sons 2nd – but really the first he is somewhat aware of, since he was only four months last year and now at 16 months he is a bit more aware of what is going on around him.  This Christmas for me is especially fun to watch his little eyes light

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