Category Archives: Holidays

My Person of the Year . . . a mom with the courage to carry on.

Each year since 1927, Time Magazine has named a Person of the Year. For better or worse, from Adolf Hitler, to Barak Obama to Pope Francis, the magazine picks the person who has most influenced our world that year. This year, the third runner-up for the title was Edith Windsor. Edith was just a woman, […]

This Blog Not Intended for Use by Small Children!

It was with great amusement this morning that I caught up on my email, over coffee and leftover pie, and discovered a lovely note from a reader about my recent Christmas blog.  This particular reader’s beef with me had nothing to do with politics, religion, or how my feminist views were going to cause the […]

Giving a hand up is not communism, it’s just the right thing to do!

Rachel Maddow had the greatest quote a while back about debating politics ~  “Let’s argue. Let’s have the great American debate about the role of government and the best policies for the country. It’s fun. It’s citizenship. It’s activism. It makes the country better when we have those debates. And your country needs you. It […]

It’s all Relative: Negotiating holidays with your non-traditional family!

Negotiating the holidays for “custom made” families can be challenging. If you’ve read my blog before you know I don’t like the terms “broken” or “divorced” for my family. My term of choice is “custom made.” This takes into account not only the family made by marriage, divorce and remarriage, but the family that we’ve […]

Dear Santa: You wouldn’t happen to have any single brothers would you?

I know this is unorthodox and it’s not that we don’t all appreciate the gifts you brought last year, but several of my middle-aged lady friends and I were wondering if maybe we could get a little something different this year. You see, we’ve all found ourselves unexpectedly single again and well you seem like […]