traditions

Fiddling While Rome Burns (Or How I Feel About Writing Silly Blog Posts Right Now)

Sigh.  Does anyone else feel like this has just sort of been a shit year?  I mean, not necessarily for you personally (although more on that later from me), but just in general?  Like, so much, SO MUCH, awful crap happened this year, and as a result, I’ve been having trouble finding my usual snarky,(…)

New Year’s Resolutions, 2014:  There’s a First Time for Everything

New Year’s Resolutions, 2014: There’s a First Time for Everything

So, confession time:  I’ve never actually made New Year’s Resolutions before–not unless forced to in school or some such.  Honestly, I find the whole thing a little cheesy.  I mean, if you really wanted to do something, really, you’d just do it.  You wouldn’t need to wait until January 1st of a new year to start(…)

Embracing My Inner-Scrooge:  Why We Don’t Take Our Kids to See Santa

Embracing My Inner-Scrooge: Why We Don’t Take Our Kids to See Santa

I know I’m about to crap all over some people’s traditions, and for that, I apologize.  Sincerely, I do.  I’ve just been getting a lot of questions lately about “if” or “when” we’re taking our girls to see Santa, and when I say, “No,” I often get a kind of blank look, as if my(…)

Stopster Thanksgivingmas: Starting Your Own Traditions

Stopster Thanksgivingmas: Starting Your Own Traditions

For the last year or so, I’ve begun to feel like my little family is really hitting its stride, so to speak.  There haven’t been any major interruptions of the moving or pregnancy or new baby varieties, and it sort of seems as if we’re settling into being “The Stopsters.”*  With this feeling of entrenched-ness,(…)