Category Archives: Christmas

Auld Lang Syne – Old Endings, New Beginnings

Most of us are basking in the after-Christmas glow right now. For our family, that means a little sleeping in, eating leftovers and spending our holiday gift cards.  Last night, I finally put our tree to rest and boxed up … Continue reading

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Biz e-Friday Countdown 12.24.10

This week’s very special Christmas Eve Biz e-Friday Countdown highlights some of the winners of Momversation’s Fresh Voice award – a list of some of the mom blogosphere’s best up and coming talent. I am sharing my favorites because there are … Continue reading

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Barfing Baby Onboard

Nothing kills the spirit of a holiday drive to look at neighborhood Christmas lights more than someone barfing in the back seat.  Such was the scene in my minivan last night driving around Dayton. One minute, my children and I … Continue reading

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The 12 Days of Anecdotes – Day 12 “Quest for the Perfect Tree”

People place a lot of emphasis around the annual quest for the perfect tree. Factors like “when” you get your tree, “where” you get your tree, “what” kind of tree you buy, “who” goes on the quest and “how” you … Continue reading

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If Your Birthday is a Week Before Christmas…

My birthday is December 18th. Every year that falls exactly a week before Christmas. From an early age, I learned that having a birthday so close to the holidays had its share of disadvantages. That is because… If your birthday … Continue reading

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The 12 Days of Anecdotes – Day 11 “The Art of Wrapping”

Normally, I hate wrapping presents.  I have never been good at it because I don’t have the patience. When my mom first taught me how to wrap gifts, she showed me two ways to fold the corners, stressed the importance … Continue reading

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The Twelve Days of Anecdotes – Day 10 “Death of a Tree” (Sung to O Christmas Tree)

The Death of a Tree was written in memory of my deceased, formerly beautiful Christmas tree and is to be sung to the tune of O Christmas Tree.   Play Music! O Christmas Tree! O Christmas Tree! Thy leaves are disappearing; O … Continue reading

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Biz e-Friday Countdown 12.17.10

This week’s Biz e-Friday Countdown summarizes the weeks best blogs to satisfy your craving for family, laughter, contests, and food.  What more could you ask for? 5. Dooce You have to wonder if every father will see his daughter’s boyfriend … Continue reading

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The 12 Days of Anecdotes – Day 8 “Things That Go Squeak in the Night”

If you’re like me, no matter how much you clean it seems there are always toys scattered in random places. Puzzles on the mantle. Baby dolls in the bathroom. Balls in the bed (wait—ha ha—I just made a joke and … Continue reading

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The 12 Days of Anecdotes – Day 7 “Little Full… Lotta Sap”

Everyone has their favorite holiday movie.  Mine is National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. I quote it whenever possible. There is something about it that I can relate to.  I don’t have an Uncle Eddie who visits in an RV or empties his … Continue reading

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