Blog Posts - Family Traditions

A Busy Day In The Canyon Today....

It's a grand and groovy ...  zippity doo dah day in the canyon this morning....and I'm almost going to have to try to break my own record for short blogs...beCAUSE my day starts in the squad car at about 8am this morning...and I won't be looking...
by A Simple Womans Journal on Oct 25, 2012

Smucker’s Uncrustables Unstoppable Families + Giveaways

I have an unstoppable family – do you? Unstoppable families are always on the move, which makes it so important to capture memories as they happen. I don’t know about you, but I love pictures that...
by The Mommy-Files on Oct 25, 2012

{Fun Kid Activities} Pumpkins!

Fall is finally here and with it brings the great fun of pumpkins. My kids and I have been reading books on pumpkins, counting pumpkins and seeds, carving pumpkins, and enjoying the most wonderful aroma of homemade baked pumpkin pies and seeds.&...
by Carrigan's Joy on Oct 21, 2012

Take the Genogram Challenge: Looking back at past family habits

A family therapist, Murray Bowen, believes that you can understand a family and a person within that family unit when you investigate and analyze their past three generations.  While not everything is biologically inherited, nor is everything a...
by Notes on Parenting on Oct 16, 2012

What I wish I knew as a young mom

There’s so much to know to be a good mother that young moms can’t know it all. They can learn it from their kids and from other moms. Here’s ten things I wish I knew, or I discovered along the way. 1. Time is short, even though it f...
by RaisingAble on Sep 6, 2012

Fun Family Tradition: Annual Back-to-School Dinner

Back-to-school is one of my favorite times of the year.  It seems like such a fresh start with wonderful possibilities to me.  I remember as a child always being excited when it was time to return to school each fall, and I want my children...
by The Shabby Nest on Aug 20, 2012

It takes a team to raise a child

That scene illustrates the demands of parenthood, how one person can't fulfill a child's every need, and the value of partnership.
by RaisingAble on Jun 15, 2012

“Chicken Soup for the Soul: Food and Love” Book Review + Giveaway

I’ve enjoyed reading the Chicken Soup for the Soul books for a long time and now, I have a favorite.  I recently received Chicken Soup for the Soul: Food and Love and I really like it a lot!  Not only does it share personal stories, but it al...
by The Mommy-Files on May 20, 2012

Easter: The Religious Holiday That’s All About the Candy

The evolution of holidays can be a little comical. Who would have guessed that when the Indians (AKA politically correct Native Americans) held a welcome dinner for their new neighbors – the Pilgrims – that that nearly 400 years later … Con...
by Very VERY busy mom on Apr 9, 2012

Charlotte Casiraghi’s Forever Now Gucci Campaign Rides Into Town

Well, that was fast. Shortly after announcing that Monégasque princess Charlotte Casiraghi would lend her royal visage to Gucci, here she is staring — but neglecting to smize in a typical amateur move — with a scarf tied about her head…in a st...
by Fashion In on Mar 14, 2012

“NewBorn” Family Heirloom from the Past, Present, and to the Future

When you have a child this is not what you picture your child sleeping in each night by your bed side. Many mothers scour the internet, baby stores, and catalogs for that prefect soft, and peaceful place for their newborn to lay their head. This is a...
by ShibleySmiles on Mar 7, 2012

The anti-drug abuse: Family connection

The best defense against drug/alcohol abuse is a good offense: Prevention. This takes time and attention over decades. YES decades. Parenting is not for the weak or faint-hearted. We hold a vision for what we want our kids to become for a long time.
by RaisingAble on Feb 13, 2012

Curse of the Banana Cream Pie

Bah Humbug!  Or should I say Rotten Bananas? I am starting to think that it is genetically impossible for anyone in this family to make a custard or cream pie that sets properly.  The custard pie-setting gene has yet to be discovered but there is n...
by A Baking Life on Jun 28, 2011

New Year Traditions

OK, what about those New Year traditions? What does New Year's mean to you? First of all it's definitely about Auld Lang Syne. It's one of the most popular songs for New Year's Eve. It's... It's not much, but can you believe...
by Jagged Moments on Dec 31, 2010

Celebrate National Watermelon Day!

It's National • Watermelon • Day!! How will you celebrate?
by Above the Trees on Aug 3, 2010

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