All Blog Posts Tagged 'tradition' (19)

Who Invented the Tooth Fairy Anyway?

“Do ya think the tooth fairy can make it tonight? It’s been three nights already.  Just put the money in the case… “ - Stephen, age 9


The tooth fairy sucks.  She does, simply because everytime she blows off my kid, I’m left holding the bag.  Bad momma.   


I replay our convo in my head, “Do ya think the tooth fairy can make it tonight?  It’s…


Added by sarah katopodis on July 29, 2015 at 9:44pm — No Comments

What is the History Behind St. Patrick’s Day?

March 17, also known as, St. Patrick’s Day.  If you didn’t put on green this morning, don’t be surprised if someone tries to pinch you or teases you that you didn’t wear any green today.  I remember wearing green as a child in order to avoid being teased or pinched at school.  However, there are a few other traditions that are popular on this Irish Holiday.  Some  of these traditions include: parades, leprechauns, clovers (shamrocks), the color green, and anything…


Added by Christy Garrett on March 17, 2013 at 6:22pm — No Comments

How Did Valentine’s Day Become a Popular Tradition?

Valentine’s day was started as a day to show that you care for others by sharing cards, candy, flowers, and gifts.  This tradition is especially popular in the United States and it was originally called St. Valentine’s Day.  The day was after a Christian Saint named Valentinus.  There are several…


Added by Christy Garrett on February 14, 2013 at 3:05pm — No Comments

How Did Valentine’s Day Become a Popular Tradition?

Valentine’s day was started as a day to show that you care for others by sharing cards, candy, flowers, and gifts.  This tradition is especially popular in the United States and it was originally called St. Valentine’s Day.  The day was after a Christian Saint named Valentinus.  There are several…


Added by Christy Garrett on February 14, 2013 at 3:05pm — No Comments

Five Reasons Why Spending New Year's At Home Rocks!

So did you go out last night?

Did you have a big night out on the town?

Did you wear a fancy dress and sparkly shoes?…


Added by Shauna Quintero on January 2, 2013 at 2:11am — No Comments

Old and New Traditions

We made it through Christmas!

Every year it comes faster and faster. It builds to this glorious day of gluttony and gifts and then it's all over. Just. like. that.…


Added by Shauna Quintero on December 28, 2012 at 3:30am — 3 Comments

Christmas Breakfast Tradition: Monkey Bread

I love that our little family now has a few traditions throughout the year and this is one of them!  Monkey Bread.  I only make it one time a year; on Christmas morning and this year I am especially excited for it (probably bc I’m pregnant and have been craaaaving it since December 1st!)

Monkey Bread is prepared on Christmas Eve and left sitting out on the counter until morning.  Then, all you have to do when you wake is pop it in the oven, set a timer, and voila!  20 minutes…


Added by Angelique Lorence on December 20, 2012 at 3:44pm — No Comments

The True Meaning of Christmas

As a kid, it's hard to see the big, wide world outside your own tiny bubble of existence.  (Heck, it's not easy even as an adult sometimes!)  That's why I've made it my mission to try to teach my kids to help out people in need.  And one of my favorite holiday traditions for our family is to help fulfill the Christmas wish list of a child in need.

For the past…


Added by Jennifer Marshall on November 30, 2012 at 11:09am — No Comments

Countdown the Days Until Christmas Day With “Elf on the Shelf”

I was introduced to the "Elf on the Shelf" Christmas tradition last year when one of my friends was posting photos of her elf.  I hadn't ever heard of this tradition and it peaked my curiosity.  The Elf is Santa's helper and has fun while you are counting down the days until Christmas.  Learn more about the full story of the "Elf on the Shelf" Story.…


Added by Christy Garrett on November 14, 2012 at 5:51pm — No Comments

The New Year's Guinea Pig Attack

The older I get, the more I realize that New Year's Eve is totally overrated.  I mean, seriously, what's the point of getting all dolled up to spend a shit-ton of money to fight a bunch of annoying crowds to risk being hit by a drunk driver and to then be disappointed that the night wasn't nearly as fabulous as you'd hoped it would be?  That's why my husband and I made the executive decision many moons ago to just stay home and have our own little family party to ring in the new…


Added by Jennifer Marshall on January 4, 2012 at 10:48am — No Comments

It is National S'Mores Day!


August 10 is National S’Mores Day. Thankfully, this “holiday” is an easy one to digest (pun intended in every way, because really, the last thing I need is another holiday to plan for).

Why celebrate S’mores? Tradition and pure yumminess. If there is anything that instantly elicits the thought of a summer camping vacation is has to be S’Mores. It’s an American campfire tradition that dates back to the 1920’s…


Added by Audreyvp on August 10, 2011 at 7:35pm — No Comments

Chinese New Year - Year of the Rabbit

It’s the Year of the Rabbit!

The most important holiday on the Chinese calendar, Chinese New Year celebrates not only the changing of the seasons but also the spiritual side of a new beginning.

Homes are scrubbed from top to bottom to sweep out any ill fortune and welcome in good luck. Debt is repaid and sometimes forgiven… squabbles are settled and peace is…


Added by Audreyvp on February 3, 2011 at 1:04pm — No Comments

A Sin-Free Celebration






It’s a party. It’s a celebration. It’s a special occasion. It wouldn’t be Christmas without sugar cookies, honey ham, and ____________ (fill in the blank).

We are…


Added by Barb Winters on December 20, 2010 at 7:10pm — No Comments

Keeping the Tradition Alive


I know, I know...what would Christmas be without dozens and dozens of homemade cookies? Or batch after batch of Chex mix? And, what about that beef stick in BBQ sauce or your special chocolate cake? It's just too much to ask to pass on all these goodies, just in the name of…


Added by Keri Pugh on December 6, 2010 at 2:59pm — No Comments

Teaching Your Kids How to Be Thankful

This time of the year, I always feel that it is a struggle to keep the focus on families and counting our blessings (opposed to what we want on our Xmas lists, who we're hosting for dinner,etc...)

This is something I'm trying at our house this year:


What traditions and ideas do you have?…


Added by Valerie Korock on November 17, 2010 at 12:56am — No Comments

What *I* would teach at Cotillion

I returned from a conference recently and was reminded of the moment back in May where I (apparently) lost my senses and agreed to let my 12

year old attend Cotillion classes. Truth be told, I think they

were having a hard time filling the class, so they started calling down

the list. Our last name starts with "D".. we were doomed (no pun

Anyhow.. there it sat on my desk.. almost as complete as

a wedding invitation except this outfit would be a…


Added by Kristen Daukas on October 15, 2010 at 5:57pm — No Comments

Detour from the Traditional

As I sit on my deck enjoying the warm and beautiful Easter sunshine, I have a confession to make. I don’t really like Easter.

It is not one of my favorite holidays.yes""> Growing up we always had Easter baskets and I remember getting

a new dress every year, dressing up in a pair of patent leather Mary Jane’s

with frilly white socks and going to church.…


Added by Lanita Moss on April 5, 2010 at 7:31am — No Comments

Easter Eggs

This blog isn't about my usual businesses. Goodness knows I need to promote them, rather about a favorite holiday. Although I haven't decorated. I am eating hard boiled eggs however....the girls decorated them. Nothing fancy, just the paas Easter egg kit, and yes we are already eating them. Do you have an Easter tradition? Share it! What else other than hiding Easter baskets. I will probably go out tonight and get some things for the girls. I tried to get the girls skates but hubby said walmart… Continue

Added by carole harris on April 10, 2009 at 4:22pm — No Comments

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