tradition

Ever since moving to Seattle, we’ve looked at everyday as a new adventure. It’s been one year, can you believe it?! I can’t. It seems like we’re still so new as we keep finding new fun things to explore. Well, about 3 months in, just after school had started for my kids, we found one […]

“What’s the next holiday coming up??” is the question I’m asked, without fail, the day after EVERY holiday.  My kids super-love holidays.  And, you’ve probably figured out by now, that I love traditions…SO, why not delve right into the next holiday, St. Patrick’s Day? Do y’all know who St. Patrick is?  A while back, I […]

I have such mixed feelings about Valentine’s Day.  I love boxes of candy.  I love roses.  I love the pink and red combo.  I love cards.  I love cute, homemade stuff.  I love my kids.  I love my husband.  I should love Valentine’s Day, right?  Well, I do.  Really, I do.  But, I don’t really […]

It used to be that every Christmas, we spent more time away from home, than at home.  The minute we were done opening presents, we rushed off to visit family.  Soon enough, we were off to visit even more family.  Finally, at the end of the day, we would come home, crash, moan about how […]

It’s birthday season around my house.  In between the poopie diapers, bills, and laundry, I’ve got birthdays on what’s left of my mind:  What to do for the party?  Should I make a fancy or lazy cake?  What gifts should I buy?  Can I handle this??  Needless to say, I’m checking them off, one by […]

Lighting the Kinara for Kwanzaa

by Marie on December 21, 2009

Guest Post by Renee of Cutie Booty Cakes The first time I was introduced to Kwanzaa I was in high school and watched an African dance troupe perform and symbolically light the seven candles on the kinara – 3 red for the struggle, 3 green for hope and the future, and the black candle in […]

Backpack Date

by Marie on August 12, 2008

This idea for a Backpack Date came from my friend Heather. Each child that goes into Kindergarten gets to go with Grandma to the store and pick out a backpack, then they go to lunch. I thought this was such a fun tradition, I decided to do it myself. Since my son is starting Kindergarten […]

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