It is the most wonderful time of the year…for everyone but the people who make it happen! That’s right, I am talking about the pack mules, the photographers, the cooks, the cleaners, the Christmas spirit bringers…the MOMS (and some dads…just not in my house) And with all the trimmings and the trappings and the gifting and the gabbing, comes teacher gifts. You know, the people who give my children some knowledge and me the most glorious 6.25 hours a day alone, 180 days a year. With five … [Read more...]
Birthdays Are For Making Memories!
We all know the famous saying "It's the thought that counts," and when talking about birthdays I find this to be especially true. Now that I am a parent, I find myself looking back to my own childhood and our family traditions more often. One of the fondest birthday memories I have were these little funny packages my Grandma would prepare in honor of your special day. The contents themselves wouldn't cost more than a dollar or two but it wasn't the gift that was so special. As clichéd as it … [Read more...]