Keeping Christmas Magical

I have no memory of believing in Santa Claus. Apparently, there was a party and a Santa with whom I wasn't impressed and so quickly ended that magical relationship. I don't know that I really missed out on anything. "Santa" gave us a present each year and I still believed in the Christmas spirit. Now, … Continue reading Keeping Christmas Magical

Review: The Color of Compromise by Jemar Tisby

The first (and perhaps only) time I got in trouble in elementary school was in the first grade. Two boys started fighting and I watched them. I missed recess the next day because I hadn't gone to tell a teacher. I remember sitting against the wall, inconsolable at the unfair treatment. Looking back on this … Continue reading Review: The Color of Compromise by Jemar Tisby

Who is Missing From the Story?

Mom, the first Thanksgiving lasted three days and the Wampanoag helped the Pilgrims and they had a big feast to celebrate their friendship!  National Day of Mourning plaque in Plymouth, Massachusetts Well... Yes, kind of. I responded as we drove down the road. I hesitated, wondering if I should continue the story. If we should … Continue reading Who is Missing From the Story?

When The Way Things Have Always Been Done Isn’t Best

Our tax season got off to a rocky start. Unmet expectations, a busy weekend, miscommunication, the stress of the unknown. After three rough weekends, I wondered if this was it. Was this how the year would go? Do I resign myself to a cloud over each family day? Thankfully, Frank and I decided that, just because … Continue reading When The Way Things Have Always Been Done Isn’t Best

My Favorite Era

I was listening to a podcast the other day and one of the hosts mentioned how young America is - that it's hard to find a home more than a hundred years old. Comments like this make me cringe. Yes, we're a young country if you're looking at a European-controlled population. But if you're looking … Continue reading My Favorite Era