Tag: holiday traditions

The Ghosts of Christmas Past and Present

I decided to make some holiday magic this past weekend. My daughter and I got a tree. We put up some lights. Listened to Christmas tunes. Danced a bit. But I have to admit, I’ve been having a tough time lately. I’ve been thinking about my family holiday traditions when I was a kid. And

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Oh Christmas Tree

Growing up, relatives and friends from near and far would make it a point to visit my family during Christmas. It was probably to visit with me and my three brothers.  We were awfully adorable and quite well behaved children.  Or it could have been for the endless supply of delectable Italian Christmas cookies.  Chocolate chip!  Spritz! 

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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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Teaching Thankfulness During the Holiday Season

  Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. To me, it’s like Christmas, but without the stress of gift-buying. This year, with my boys being 3 and 6 years old, I decided to really emphasize to them what Thanksgiving is about, beyond the turkey, pies, and Santa crossing into Herald Square. They are incredibly fortunate to grow up

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