Note: This column first appeared in the Barrow Journal on Wednesday, November 23, 2011 (you can view it online here), and shortly after, appeared on my blog. I'm re-posting it now because we're entering the holiday season again, which can be stressful for many, including me. It's important to think about what you want for your family at … Continue reading Creating New Family Traditions
Pumpkin with a Brain. For instructions, click here. Note: This column is printed in the October 31, 2012 edition of the Barrow Journal. Once a couple creates a family, they realize that family life is full of harrowing moments and howls in the dark. Little monsters -- ahem -- Lovable little monsters invade their lives... … Continue reading Happy Halloween
One of my best Christmas presents was a request from my husband that we buy ourselves some new hiking boots and begin to make hiking a priority and a ritual in this family. Yahoo! A mutual love of hiking was part of why I fell for my fella, and we used to go on day hikes … Continue reading Hiking 101: Getting the Family Into Nature
There’s a time when old traditions need to die, a time for new traditions, and a time when old traditions can be reborn with new meaning.