Category Archives: holidaze

Birthday of the Trees

It’s nearly Tu B’Shevat, the Birthday of the Trees, but you don’t have to be Jewish to celebrate your leafy friends. (See Arbor Day, Earth Day and Every Day.)  Here are some activities you might try with your kids, even in … Continue reading

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In our family, we give each of the eight nights of Hanukkah a different theme. There’s Giving Night and Sock Night (a remnant from my childhood and still not the kids’ favorite, even though I found socks with clone troopers … Continue reading

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When all you need is a pair of mittens

So the holidays are over. I’m being plagued by catalogs reminding me of the things my kids didn’t get (this means you Lego Diagon Alley). But they got plenty. And then some. They’re lucky kids and I think they know … Continue reading

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Holiday Mash-Up

They do mash-ups on Glee rather successfully so I figured I’d do one here, especially since I’ve started three posts in the last week and haven’t finished one. I pulled out my big black coat this week. When I wore … Continue reading

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Blood and tears

I started trying to learn how to play guitar in the late 1990s. It hurt. Not my ears so much (that was more of a problem when I tried to learn the banjo). It was my fingers. The calluses weren’t … Continue reading

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