Archive of ‘Holidays’ category

Love notes

Still not sure what to get that special someone for Valentine’s Day this year? Here’s a quick, fun way to say “I love you”: Love Notes in The Wenatchee World! All the details are right here. Basically, for $10 or $20 you can place a little note in the newspaper on Tuesday, Feb. 14, to let […]

Considering Claus

In the weeks before Christmas I was on the fence about introducing the idea of Santa to my 3-year-old. My husband and I had yet to bring the idea up to him. Playing Santa every year seemed like a lot of work, and it seemed kinda hokey. In no way did I want to add […]

A perfect Christmas

As a young new-ish mother, Christmas has become my time to shine. To prove how good I am. How perfect I can be. But being perfect is a lot of soul sucking, resentment festering work, and not all that much fun. (You want to know what sends me down my deepest, darkest rage spiral into hell? Check in with me […]

Holiday Traditions: Syrup on Snow

It’s crazy. An absolutely crazy tradition that I blame Grandma for. From Halloween on, the kids look out the windows every morning to check for snow. There’s watching and waiting (and just a hint of whining) for snow.  And that would be totally normal — nothing to write about — if they wanted snow for playing, and […]

Holiday Traditions: O’ Christmas Tree

Growing up I looked forward to the annual baking of gingerbread men and jam thumbprints and the daily indulgence of the chocolates from an advent calendar. I delighted in the old school, watching “It’s a Wonderful Life” and “Miracle on 34th Street” and of course the classic version of “Rudolph”. And while I still enjoy […]

Craft Notes: Holiday “JOY” Light Canvas

The first Pinterest craft I wanted to test for parents comes from “The Child at Heart Blog.” (Here are the instructions.) The craft is a canvas spray painted red, with “joy” written across in white, and Christmas string lights poking through. If you want to try this craft, here are some notes, highlights and tips: […]

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