Life lessons from Christmas movies

Our family owns a lot of Christmas movies. We began collecting our favorites when the kids were little and have gradually replaced the good ones with their DVD or Blu-Ray versions over the years, and we're faithful about hiding them away after the Christmas tree comes down so we don't get sick of them. We're... Continue Reading →

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That holiday feeling

We've got that holiday feeling That happy holiday feeling Our favorite holiday of the year When I was a kid, I used to love listening to my parents' Christmas albums. My dad loved Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass, and to this day, I still think Herb's "Christmas Album" is one of the best ever.... Continue Reading →

Thankfulness comes in all sizes

I read a post by Elle Todd the other day, Being Thankful, that brought to mind something we don't often recognize: the things for which we can be most grateful are oftentimes not the obvious. In fact, they may have felt distinctly like not-so-great moments when they happened, and only in hindsight do we realize... Continue Reading →

Black Friday Anarchy and the Must-Buys

For the life of me, I can't understand what would motivate anyone to take part in the mayhem retailers refer to as Black Friday. Many of those who faithfully make the early-morning pilgrimage to their favorite stores talk about how much fun they have with a group of friends or family. They tout their incredible... Continue Reading →

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