All Blog Posts Tagged 'holiday' (160)

The Joy of Mother's Day Through The Eyes of a Thirty-Something Mum

Mother's day comes with many happy moments, but the most heart-warming part of the holidays always seems to be the opening of the presents. Oh well, preparation and receiving presents has their good sides, too, but let's face it, all the thrill around the whole arrangement is not to the taste of everyone. In fact, I am one of the people who actually likes being involved in planning, but there is nothing I enjoy more than a warm cup of milk & cocoa near the fireplace with sweet…

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Added by Joanna Johnson on August 21, 2014 at 3:44pm — No Comments

Everglades Holiday Park Experience (Home of the Gator Boys!)

I was as excited as my husband and kids, anticipating this trip. When we got to the park, everything went smoothly. We picked up our tickets and went to the covered area waiting for our ticket number to be called for the airboat tour. There were a lot of people there, but the wait for the airboat tour was only about 10 minutes.



I know from seeing…

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Added by Ronda on August 4, 2014 at 2:11am — No Comments

I don't really do normal, and that's OK

Last week, one of my coworkers asked me what our plans were for the Fourth of July weekend. And it threw me a bit off guard. You see, I have ways to celebrate Christmas Eve and birthdays and other…

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Added by Lauren Markman on July 2, 2014 at 6:30am — 2 Comments

Italian Anise Cookies

Awesome Italian cookies my grandmother used to make! ...and they are super easy! Give them a try ladies!

Anise…

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Added by Lisa M on March 7, 2014 at 11:16am — No Comments

Let's learn something: Valentine's Day Monsters are fun

When I was little, every holiday had a mascot. There were the usual suspects (Santa, Easter Bunny), and then there were the ones my mom made up. Like the one for Valentine's Day.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on February 14, 2014 at 7:36am — No Comments

Looking Forward

I cannot be the only one…who feels like they have been wrapping (and unwrapping…pun intended) this past week up for days now.  A holiday in the middle of the week, mixed with cookies and cocktails, can throw a Mama off her game.  I have offered reflections of this Christmas, our attempt to find the perfect balance in the right…

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Added by Janice Perry on December 29, 2013 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Its Said and Its Done

I cannot be the only one…who is more than a little relieved that all the salutations of seasons greetings have been said, all the festive meals have been eaten, and all the wrappings have been unwrapped for this years Christmas.  Now that the season has been said and done it is time for us to review, recap, and recite some of the holiday happenings.

First, allow me to start with the gifts not purchased from the multitude…

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Added by Janice Perry on December 27, 2013 at 4:21pm — No Comments

Things I've Learned This Week

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** Next year, I really need some elves, dammit.

** My twins now have nicer phones than I do.  Thanks, Santa.

** Candlelight church services with kids make…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on December 27, 2013 at 12:21pm — No Comments

Thank you notes - even if you are doing them, you're doing them wrong

My mom taught me to write thank you notes (thanks, Mom!), because we are civilized, polite people who have respect for our loved ones and an overall fondness for the complex social cues found in Jane Austen novels.

She gave me the basic formula when I was little:

Thank person for…
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Added by Lauren Markman on December 27, 2013 at 7:30am — No Comments

A Christmas Interview with Sonny Boy

I cannot be the only who…doesn’t really have much to do on Christmas Eve, thankfully my mom still puts together the big family shindig, so we usually spend the morning relaxing.  With all this unusual spare time, I decided to conduct an interview with the fantastic Mr. Sonny Boy, to learn his five year-old thoughts on what is happening with Santa now that he has officially started his magical trip around the world.

Me: What do you…

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Added by Janice Perry on December 24, 2013 at 3:20pm — No Comments

Book Review: ‘Christmas Dog Tails’ by Jennifer Conner

Here’s another delightful romantic short story collection about Christmas and dogs from Jennifer Conner.

In “Central Bark at Christmas,” Tennyson has just been dumped by her arrogant and insensitive lawyer boyfriend. She swears to stay away from men, believing they’re nothing but bad luck. But then, while walking her dog she…

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Added by Mayra Calvani on December 24, 2013 at 5:32am — No Comments

Wrapping it Up

I cannot be the only one…who managed to fit in at least two weeks worth of work, chores, holiday to do’s, and family drama all in one week. I am not sad to see last week go, but before I kick it on it’s backside on the way out, I offer you this weekly wrap up.



In a mad dash to finish all of my holiday gift shopping, I made the foolish decision to visit the Downtown Disney shopping mall, my good intentions turned sour when I spent forty-five minutes being waved through overcrowded…

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Added by Janice Perry on December 22, 2013 at 7:08pm — No Comments

Millennials and the Holiday Spirit

 

Although it may be the holiday season, as far as presents go that doesn't mean a whole lot to Millennials. Like so many other issues, they have their own ideas about gift giving. Apparently what they want is cash, mostly to pay down college costs and other debt.

So much for the negative stereotype that those born between 1980 and 2000 are lazy and have a sense of entitlement. Millennials are laboring under a collective $1 trillion in debt from student loans and still…

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Added by Sandwiched Boomers on December 22, 2013 at 6:39pm — No Comments

Surviving mashups and meltdowns

I am sitting at my computer, listening to my son play a few feet away from me. (Yes, I know I should be standing.) He is singing a brilliant mashup of "Frosty the Snowman," "Abracadabra," "Little Red Caboose," and "All I Want for Christmas Is You." (Trust me; it's brilliant.) He sings a few lines of one song, then moves…

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Added by Lauren Markman on December 20, 2013 at 7:30am — No Comments

Is your House Gender Appropriate? Why?

 Are you buying gender appropriate gifts this holiday season?

As the mother of three boys, whose husband travels for work, I spend A LOT of time with my little men. It would only make sense that they have a lot of feminine exposure. If I come home with a new pair of shoes, they want to see them and tell me how cool they are. When a commercial comes on…

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Added by Ellie Hirsch on December 19, 2013 at 10:57am — No Comments

A Humble Brag Letter, But Where's the Brag?

I cannot be the only one…who cringes when they receive a Christmas card from that relative that takes it upon themselves to put together the Christmas Family Newsletter, also known as the “Humble Brag Letter." Upon holding the envelope in my hand,  I start to run through my quote unquote accomplishments of the past year in my mind, and unless successfully keeping my family in clean socks is an achievement, my portion of the letter may be less than riveting.…

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Added by Janice Perry on December 16, 2013 at 6:21pm — No Comments

What's that you say? A cool, low budget gift for Christmas? That's right... And you don't even have to kill a tree!

The pip and I like to play this game where we take turns drawing pictures and the other person has to guess what it is. Most of the time, the picture is that of a poorly drawn …
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Added by Lisa René LeClair on December 16, 2013 at 8:56am — No Comments

What are your Holiday Traditions? Plus Giveaway!

Do you have family traditions during the Holidays? I remember when I was a child, every Christmas we'd get new pajamas. The night before Christmas we would wear our new PJs and I couldn't wait to be able to open the presents in the morning. I loved waking up to Christmas music and Christmas breakfast! I even looked forward to those traditions as a teen.…



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Added by Ronda on December 16, 2013 at 8:56am — No Comments

That Year We Got the Biggest Tree Ever

I remember when Scott and I went to get our very first tree together. I remember buying ornaments and taking a zillion pictures of it decorated. It sent a thrill right through me to see our very first tree sparkling in the living room of the apartment we were renting. It almost made everything we were doing, building a life together, seem truly, truly, true. If you know what I mean.…

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Added by Mary Thomas on December 14, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments

The Best Snowman Ever!

Tiger Tales Books Presents The Best Snowman Ever!

 
The best gifts are ones you can share over and over
 or even snuggled up by the fire.
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Added by Kristi Bernard on December 13, 2013 at 8:17pm — No Comments

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