The New Traditions

What do you like better? The new traditions or the old ones? We are constantly being asked to do new things and to try something different, modern, social…or, to do nothing at all – in stark contrast to the normal Read More …

More The Merrier

The more the merrier is usually reserved for family gatherings…at least hopefully this is the case. We – my family and my husband – always want as many people to join us as we can possibly fit. We have a Read More …

Cross That Bridge

Remember when we decided to be healthier? We decided to eat kale, other fresh vegetables, healthy breakfasts – less dairy – and exercise…we decided to cross that bridge and not look back. Then, Thanksgiving happened. Man, oh man, it happened Read More …

Everybody Around the Table

In our home and all of our family, we have an age old tradition where we say grace and then finish with a sing-songy affirmation of how we love everybody around the table. My grandmother started this (probably my grandfather, Read More …

The 7 Stages of the Holidays

While this may not apply to everyone, here are what I think are the 7 stages of the holidays. Anticipation. Planning. Shopping. Nervousness. Work. Accomplishment. Relief. Many of these stages require coffee, others require patience. Some just need you to Read More …