The holiday season is almost in full swing. From tackling a family community service project to hosting your own caroling party, here are some of my favorite holiday activities your own family can take on! Decide On A Service Project 'Tis the season of giving, family, and thinking of . . .
I haven't been a student in the last eighteen years but I always think of the year based on the school calendar. Now that I have kids back in school, even though it is only August 30th it feels like January 1st to me. Time for new year resolutions, girlfriends! I've always been a goal-oriented . . .
We throw a lot of birthday parties during the summer. My two boys have summer birthdays: my youngest was born in July and my oldest is celebrating a birthday this week. My daughter's birthday is in April but because of the craziness of spring we usually wait to have a party in June when spring . . .
Okay, stop. I saw your eye roll. Never in my life did I think I would tell anyone they should go visit Detroit either. Michigan--yes; Detroit--no. I grew up in suburban Detroit and probably only visited the city a handful of times in my 20-plus years of living there. I'm a child of the 80s and back . . .
I never cared much about the Fourth of July when I was growing up, but when you live in Washington, D.C. celebrating the Fourth kind of becomes a big deal. My first summer in D.C. twenty-some years ago, my friends and I camped out all day on the National Mall (along with thousands of our closest . . .
Filling stockings is always an afterthought for me. After all the shopping, wrapping, and cookie making, without fail, a day or two before Christmas I remember that I haven't bought anything for the stockings. So I usually end up running out to CVS to buy a bunch of candy, magazines, and other junk . . .