I don’t know about you, but for me, there’s something about the newness of a new year that’s inspiring. It kind of feels like taking a shower after getting filthy. By December, you start to feel grubby, tired, old, used up, and then with January 1st comes a new start. A whole year ahead, unmarked, … Continue reading A fresh new year, and a fresh start
I’m about to be knee-deep in Christmas preparations, making desserts, baking cookies, wrapping the last few gifts (all for the cat, interestingly enough), and just generally making sure that everything is ready so that it all runs smoothly on Thursday. And since Thursday is also my usual day to post, I figured I’d do it … Continue reading Merry Christmas!
When you become a single parent, things change. Lots of things change. And the holidays are no exception to that rule. Especially if you become a single parent because a relationship ends. The holidays can be particularly hard to adjust to, and when your family traditions go out the window (Dad can’t put the star … Continue reading Holiday Traditions
I like to try to find gifts to buy my kids that can double with an educational purpose – bonus points if they don’t realize what I’m doing. Today, I thought I’d share a few of the things I’ve bought them in past years that were big hits and also had that educational side (I’d … Continue reading Buying educational gifts for Christmas
In my last post, I told you about five of our family’s favorite games that are also educational. Today, I thought I’d tell you about another five favorites. 1. Twenty Questions – You can play this game the old fashioned way where someone is the answerer and decides who/what/where they are and everyone else asks … Continue reading 5 More Educational Games to Buy For Christmas