Keeping the Holiday Stress in Check

Impossible, you say? A lot of people would agree with you; the Washington Post reports that holiday stress makes this the most challenging time of year for many women. I have wonderful memories of childhood Christmases. There were always lots … Continue reading

Halloween Costume, 2013: A Brief Pictorial Recap

After last year’s Halloween costume experience, we tried to keep it simple, with a costume idea that was as clothing-like as possible. You really can’t get more clothing-like than Mommy’s actual clothing. I think we may not buy a Halloween … Continue reading

Traditions: Easter Dinner

Last year was our first effort at a family Easter. This year there was no snowshoeing, but we did dye and hide eggs. Baguette hunted them, with help from Elmer the Patchwork Elephant. Then there were deviled eggs. And Mr. … Continue reading

Oscar Surprise

I spent much of my adult life across the country from my best friend. But we still managed to watch the Oscars together–we’d just call each other 20 times during the broadcast to say, “That dress is amazing!” “That dress … Continue reading

My Valentines

As I’ve mentioned, we’re not a big Valentine’s Day family. But that doesn’t mean I neglected to say “Happy Valentine’s Day” to Mr. Sandwich this morning. I’m not a monster. And we’re not neglecting Baguette. Last week we went to … Continue reading

Holiday “Classics” I Can’t Stand

1) A Christmas Story–It was funny once. But every year? 2) Miracle on 34th Street–I’d probably love it if it were 45 minutes long. But it isn’t. 3) Home Alone–AAAAAAAAAAAHHHHH! 4) The Polar Express–So creepy. 5) Love Actually–I actually don’t … Continue reading

Deck the Meme with Boughs of Holly (updated)

This holiday meme was stolen from Katherine of Somewhere in the Middle. Enjoy, and pass it on. 1. Egg Nog or Hot Chocolate? Hot chocolate, definitely! 2. Does Santa wrap presents or just sit them under the tree? Neither–Santa leaves … Continue reading