Christmas-time is all about memory making and tradition for my family. With our many changes in the past few years, I’m looking for a few new traditions that fit our family dynamics. When I heard about the #SpreadCheer movement I knew it was the perfect tradition to add to our Christmas plans. What is #SpreadCheer? It’s all about celebrating Christmas by giving to others. Since BOOing was such a hit
Nearly without fail my favorite holiday memories take place in the kitchen- whether at my childhood home, or at my grandmothers’ homes. No memory gives me warm fuzzy feelings like the thoughts of those crowded kitchens, with every available chair squeezed around the tables- the hum of the adults’ voices from the big table as my cousins and I sat nearby at the kid’s table, our plates piled high with tasty dishes.
Somehow I became the mother of a ‘tween’ today. How did that happen? Eleven years- really??? Just last week I cuddled her in bed listening to her quavery two-year old voice as she ‘read’ me her favorite bedtime story. And a few days before that I’d ask her, “What does the chicken say?” a million times a day just to hear her adorable”Buck-Buck-Buh-Guck” answer. And yesterday, I know, was the first night she slept in