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The Big Santa Reveal

I am ambivalent about Santa Claus. You see, where I grew up – Manila, the Philippines, in the late 70’s and early 80’s – Christmas was very much a religious holiday.  The Philippines, a predominantly Catholic country that wears its fervor proudly, is not a place where kids grow up believing in Santa. I think […]

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The Holiday Kissing Ball

Holiday kissing balls might be thought of as one of today’s latest crafty seasonal decorating fads, but the fact is, these adorable little things have been around for centuries!  During the Middle Ages (we’re talking 5th-15th century for your non-history buffs) people would intertwine evergreen branches into the shape of a ball. After they got […]

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The Nutcracker Ballet

This post is sponsored by Children’s Ballet Theater, however the words and opinions expressed are 100% genuine and ours. Growing up, I remember my mother taking me to see The Nutcracker Ballet every year. I remember dressing in my Sunday best, bundling up in mittens and warm coats, and heading off to be transported into […]

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Pictures with Santa

I lived in Little Rock for six years. My husband and I had our first child the first August that we were there (I don’t recommend moving in June when you’re in your third trimester of pregnancy). A few months later, we did what every parent of a newborn did and took him to the […]

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Handicap Halloween

When I was a kid, I loved Halloween. The costumes, the candy, running around outside in the fall air; it was a magical holiday. Then I grew up. And Halloween became sexy costumes for the women and foolish costumes for the men.  It was awful and predictable. And then I became a parent, and Halloween […]

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