Tag: family

Finding Gratitude During COVID

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2020 is the first year many of us can agree: it sucked.  A lot, if not most of us, know someone that has been...

Christmas Movie Marathon :: 13 Flicks to Add to Your Family’s...

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The Christmas season has been a challenge for us this year, just as it has been for many of you. We have decorated our...

5 Ways to Get Into the Christmas Spirit

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After this stressful year, I feel immense pressure to make the holiday season extra magical for my children. They have endured so much in...

Special Family-Friendly Christmas Traditions Everyone Can Enjoy

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When my husband and I got married, I was really excited about all the traditions we would have together and as a family. Whether...

Saying Goodbye to Our Dog

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Last year I wrote a piece about caring for my aging dog. Her name was Callie and she was our "first born." She was...

How Halloween Became One Of My Favorite Holidays

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Growing up my family didn’t really do Halloween. It just wasn’t a thing for us. We never dressed up or went trick or treating....

Why I Will Always Miss My Grandmother

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May 18, 2007 is a day I will never forget. It's the day my grandmother passed away.  My grandmother, Carmella, was an integral part of...

The Music of Me

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Growing up, I was surrounded by music. It didn’t matter what genre it was, if my dad considered it “good music” we were listening...

8 Ways Families are Enjoying Summer :: Social Distancing Style

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Summer has looked a lot different this year to say the least. With the constant changes in safety precautions taking place, finding ways to...

Leaving Home

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As I type this I really should be packing, or logging into accounts and changing my address. Maybe securing power at our new house,...

What I’ve Learned During Our COVID-19 Spring Lockdown

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Greetings from lockdown! How are y'all holding up, here on our 3,854th day of social distancing? I hope everyone is safe, well, still getting along...

When Family Time Is Too Much

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We have all been home now - from work and school - for a month or so. There are some definite advantages: no commutes, no...

Columbia Family Events | March 2020

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March in Columbia in full of fun – from puppet shows to story times, hands on activities and more! Get out your calendars and...

The Importance of the Family Meeting

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Now that I’m all grown up, some of my favorite childhood memories are of our family meetings. My parents would host these meetings a couple...