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The Accidental Christmas Tradition

Christmas is my favorite time of year. I deck the house out in decorations and watch every Christmas movie ever made. My Mom has always made Christmas a big deal so we have many traditions that we do not skip. Ever! Once I got married and had kids I continued those childhood traditions and we […]

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Weekend Wednesdays: December 19th to December 21st

Here are some of favorite events taking place in and around the Greater Burlington Area! Friday, December 19, 2014 Holiday Party @ Fresh Tracks Farm Vineyard & Winery Perfect Friday Night Date Night: Celebrate the holidays the Fresh Tracks way! On Friday, December 19th, from 5:00 – 8:00 pm, they’re hosting their fourth annual holiday party in […]

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DIY: Cinnamon Ornaments

This is Caroline’s first Christmas, which is also the first Christmas for my side and Jason’s side of the family to have a grandchild/niece/nephew to shower with gifts. When deciding what to get our family members, among other gifts we decided to make something personal for each of Caroline’s grandparents, aunts and uncles. Growing up […]

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The Advent of Christmas

It’s what we do anyway, without naming it anything special. Wrapping lights around poles and chopping down evergreens and paying much attention to peppermint. It’s booking flights, or preparing beds, or making menus. It’s noticing refugees wearing sandals in the snow and thinking of all those coats in the basement, or running out of sugar […]

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To My Child in the Shadows

I am a busy mother of three wonderful children, and like most mothers I strive to meet all their needs and show each of them the love and attention they deserve. Like most mothers, I fall short of this lofty goal, usually on a daily basis. Maggie, my youngest, is eleven months old and still […]

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Why I Never Bought My Son Christmas Presents But By December 1st I’ve Managed to Promise to Buy My Daughter All of Toys R Us

After his first Christmas, I realized that I never needed to buy my son gifts. Not that I didn’t want to or couldn’t, there was just no point adding to the enormity of what he already received. On my side he was the first and only grandchild and on my husband’s side, his sisters already […]

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The other holiday in December

The Other Holiday in December….

In addition to Christmas and the Persian New Year, and in an effort to be more multicultural and to help our daughter understand and love her heritage, we wanted to include Kwanzaa in our annual celebrations. We began amateurishly last year when she was three by getting a couple of books for her and reading […]

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