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Why I don’t wish American Service Members and Veterans “Happy Memorial Day”

More than a few U.S. active duty service members and veterans I know are offended by the words "Happy Memorial Day". Some may not be as vocal about it as others, but it is still insulting if you know the true meaning of the day. Confused? I understand. The holiday has become increasingly a day… Continue reading Why I don’t wish American Service Members and Veterans “Happy Memorial Day”

Don't let the stress of holiday preparations steal your Christmas Joy!
Family Life, Humor

I am not waiting to celebrate Christmas

  I will not be reserving my celebration of Christmas for December 25th this year. I refuse to spend a month stressing over all of the seemingly endless preparations for one single solitary day: put up the decorations outside: test all the lights, replace broken bulbs, remember how the animated figures reassemble (again!), try to… Continue reading I am not waiting to celebrate Christmas

Crafts and Sewing

The Ubiquitous Hand Turkey

Making turkeys using your hand as a template in preschool/ early elementary is as much a part of the holiday as the bird itself on the table for Thanksgiving dinner. I love them, and I like to see the different ways people decorate them. In case you need some inspiration, here are some of ours… Continue reading The Ubiquitous Hand Turkey