Christmas Memories

This has been a year to reflect on our family Christmas memories. With the death of my daughter this year the details of Christmas are more pronounced than ever.  The glaring reminders that it is time to celebrate even though I’m not quite in the mood.  I’ve found that I am over-consciously aware of my surroundings.  […]

Frantic with Last Minute Christmas Shopping?

Christmas with Teens - Part 2

My guess is that even with Christmas less than a week away, many of us are still frantic trying to make sure we get those last minute gifts for our tweens and teens.  If your kids are anything like mine, something seems to happen in our teens’ brains the week before Christmas.  Those synapses that didn’t seem […]

Hijacked Holidays

Right now I’m wondering if it is too late to purchase those cruise tickets for the holidays! After the hustle and bustle of shopping, wrapping, trimming the tree, and listening to the last minute “Oh, by the way, Mom, I forgot to tell you I am really hoping you got me ____________ for Christmas!” Along […]