Happy independence day! Whenever I think of the fourth of July, I always think of one thing – fireworks. Curious how other countries celebrate their independence day? Click here for the 8 most interesting independence day traditions around the world.
Today’s post is a bit different from my usual fare. As I was thinking through what I could do in honor of father’s day, I decided that the best homage to my dad would be in his own words – a letter he wrote to me on my 13th birthday. In my family we have… Read More In honor of dads on father’s day
Memorial day is just a few days away! Many people spend the day grilling out and spending time with friends and family. But there are plenty of other ways to occupy the day, as well! I’ve compiled a list of activities that you can do with your family to celebrate the holiday together.
My husband and I are getting ready to go out of town for Easter, to visit my grandfather for his 90th birthday. As we prepare, I’m thinking about ways I’ve celebrated Easter in the past. Eggs, of course, are an integral part of most Easter celebrations. They have always been a symbol of new life… Read More Creative ways to use eggs to celebrate Easter
St. Patrick’s day is just around the corner, so I decided to take some time and learn about the man who inspired one of America’s favorite holidays. I’ve always heard that he is much more than just an excuse to drink green beer, but I didn’t really know his story.
Valentine’s day is coming up, and I’ve been thinking about gifts I’ve given or received in the past from significant others.
Christmas and New Year’s are now several weeks’ removed, and it’s given me some time to reflect. The topic of Christmas created a lot of tension in my family this past year – more specifically, where to spend Christmas. Ah, the dreaded newlywed dilemma. Which set of parents will get you on Christmas day?
Happy new year! Can you believe it’s already 2016? I’ve been looking back a lot on 2015, reflecting on what I did right and where I can improve. 2015 was a year of huge change for me. I moved, quit my job, and started working as a freelance writer. I was engaged and then married… Read More How to have your best year ever
Merry Christmas! By now, I imagine you’ve cleaned up all of the wrapping paper from the living room, recovered from any Christmas-day bloatedness, and maybe you’ve even already started putting up the decorations and writing thank-you notes. I recently wrote an article with suggestions for how you can make your own holiday traditions as a… Read More The one thing all young couples need to remember
When I was growing up, my parents were really big into celebrating annual Christmas traditions. As I grew older the busyness of life made those traditions less important to them, but as they let the traditions go I became old enough to pick the slack back up again. On Christmas Eve, we would put out milk… Read More How to make the Christmas holidays your own