Tag Archives: holidays

Life After Santa

What happens to Christmas after your child finds out the truth about Santa? The reality is more magical than you ever imagined. Continue reading

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Troop to Troops

I have the privilege to be the troop leader for my daughter’s first grade Daisy Troop. Their favorite things to do during meetings is color and dance. So tonight we put their coloring powers to work and made Christmas and … Continue reading

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Something wasn’t right about Halloween this year. I didn’t really notice it until now – I mean, I knew October vanished before I had the chance to enjoy any of it, but it seemed like we managed to pull off … Continue reading

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The Story of Creepy Baby

Creepy Baby wasn’t always creepy. Creepy Baby was once a magnificent and cherished baby doll. Early in the 20th century she sat on display, alongside other wondrous treasures, in the window of a proud department store. Children pressed their faces … Continue reading

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Back to Life, Back to Reality

You’re welcome for the ear worm. If you didn’t sing the title, you are not from my generation. But that’s ok, I still love you. Today I am at work for the first time in just over three weeks. And … Continue reading

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It’s a Good Dream

The Kindergartner: Tomorrow is a holiday, do you want to know what holiday? Me: Yes. The Kindergartner: It’s Martin Luther King Day. Me: And do you know what Martin Luther King, Jr. did? The Kindergartner: He had a dream that … Continue reading

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Elf on the Mother-Loving Shelf

Get an Elf, they said. It’ll be fun, they said. The kids will behave because they think they’re being tattled on every night to Santa, but they love it because they get to play hide-and-seek every morning! And they DO … Continue reading

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