Tag: holiday

Simple Pleasures of a Summer Vacation

Every summer we rent a house on Block Island for a week.  It’s only about two hours from our home, but it’s a world away.  There, it’s all about living stress-free and enjoying the simple pleasures of life.  Below are a few of my favorite mind-calming, anxiety-erasing vacation rituals. Outdoor Showers – I’m not an

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Secular But Not Atheist: Christmas and the Agnostic Parenting Dilemma

When it comes to parenting, my husband and I have taken a very laidback approach, which was surprising to me.  Anyone who spends more than a minute talking to me will quickly learn that I am not laidback about anything, at least not if I can help it.  As with school, and then my career,

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Santa Pizza for the Class

So, remember those Sugarless Halloween Treats?  Let’s make something for Christmas! I am not against giving your kids sugary treats all the time (we made and frosted cookies the other night).  But for the class gathering/party there is always an abundance of candy canes, chocolate, cupcakes and cookies  that sometimes it’s nice to bring something different. So

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Holiday Light Fantasia!

Looking for something to do with the kids (even the smallest of them) for the holiday season?  Welcome to Hartford’s Holiday Light Fantasia in Goodwin Park! If I remember correctly the last time it was up was in 2007 and we had taken a spellbound Miles to see the lights.  It’s back and both of

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