Holidays

O (Splendid) Christmas Tree

O (Splendid) Christmas Tree

By Guest Blogger Kelly Hines, author of the blog Southern Fried Children I blame it on the tree. Of course, I caved. When the artificial tree that had been trucking along for the last decade finally gave up the ghost on Friday, and the Husband made his proclamations...
A Little Bit of Light in the Darkness

A Little Bit of Light in the Darkness

By Guest Blogger Hillary Zaken “Once upon a time, there was a mythical man named Jewa Claus. Jewa Claus helped the Jewish children celebrate Hanukkah by bringing light and celebration and gifts into their home, by teaching Jewish children to be proud of who they are,...
Un-Tradition

Un-Tradition

By Heather Miller I have three children ranging from seven to three. For the past seven turkey days I have labored over a hot stove making it all. There was nothing this feast did not have. Turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, macaroni and cheese, green bean...
Candy Crisis

Candy Crisis

By Heather Miller Well, folks, Halloween is officially here! With that comes the joy of watching your children in insanely adorable costumes get excited over all things semi-spooky. What also comes with that? Candy. Lots and lots of candy. If your crew is anything...
Ghosts of Halloween Past

Ghosts of Halloween Past

By Guest Blogger Kelly G Let me set the scene for you. It is 1978 — an era when kids were still allowed to run around by themselves for hours at a time with minimal parental supervision. Imagine a neighborhood made of just three long streets — two of them cul-de-sacs....