All Blog Posts Tagged 'traditions' (24)

Summer Fun as a Family

The taste of ice cold lemonade, the feeling of the cool grass between your toes, the sounds of children laughing, the smell of sunscreen and chlorine, and seeing your neighbors in their yards… ahh, summer time is finally here! It doesn’t matter your age or what your work schedule looks like, this time of year seems to bring out the fun in most of us. For our kids it is the break they have been looking forward to since New Year. For adults, it reminds us of our own youth and how carefree we…

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Added by Stacy Hladek on July 8, 2014 at 4:32pm — No Comments

I don't really do normal, and that's OK

Last week, one of my coworkers asked me what our plans were for the Fourth of July weekend. And it threw me a bit off guard. You see, I have ways to celebrate Christmas Eve and birthdays and other…

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Added by Lauren Markman on July 2, 2014 at 6:30am — 2 Comments

Let's learn something: Valentine's Day Monsters are fun

When I was little, every holiday had a mascot. There were the usual suspects (Santa, Easter Bunny), and then there were the ones my mom made up. Like the one for Valentine's Day.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on February 14, 2014 at 7:36am — No Comments

What are your Holiday Traditions? Plus Giveaway!

Do you have family traditions during the Holidays? I remember when I was a child, every Christmas we'd get new pajamas. The night before Christmas we would wear our new PJs and I couldn't wait to be able to open the presents in the morning. I loved waking up to Christmas music and Christmas breakfast! I even looked forward to those traditions as a teen.…



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Added by Ronda on December 16, 2013 at 8:56am — No Comments

Why you should eat cake for breakfast and tips for other family traditions

Sometimes my mom let us eat cake for breakfast. (Maybe "let us eat cake" is the wrong phrase. Maybe I should say "turned a blind eye while we devoured leftover cake.") It wasn't often, but it's something I have vivid and fond memories of from my childhood. (Now that I think about it, I am pretty sure she was eating that cake with us. So, thanks, Mom!)

So, I think of that…

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Added by Lauren Markman on December 12, 2013 at 7:01am — No Comments

#ASKAWAYFriday with Carissa at The Green Eyed Lady Blog

This is my fourth week to participate in #ASKAWAYFriday.  For those who don’t know what #ASKAWAYFriday is, you exchange a set of 10 questions for another blogger to answer.  Below are 10 questions that Carissa asked me and I hope that you enjoy my answers.

Askawayfriday with Carissa From The Green Eye

This week I paired up with Carissa at The Green Eyed Lady Blog.  She is married and has a beautiful daughter.  She has been blogging since 2008 and…

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Added by Christy Garrett on December 7, 2013 at 9:19pm — No Comments

Happy Easter – What Did The Easter Bunny Bring Your Child?

Happy Easter from Uplifting Families!

Easter Sunday is an important holiday and is a day of celebration.  It is the day that of our Savior “Jesus Christ” returns from the dead.  He was resurrected three days after he died and he was placed into the tomb which was heavily guarded.  Easter is celebrated on Pentecost Sunday, which is the Sunday following Holy Week.  Many people attend church and spend time with their families on Easter Sunday.  Easter does not fall on a particular…

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Added by Christy Garrett on March 31, 2013 at 9:55pm — No Comments

When Sandy gives you rain...

Hurricane Sandy left us cold and wet on Halloween. Normally we would hold Trunk or Treat in our church parking lot but the storm made us make some changes to our tradition.  Because we have a large lobby and gym, our leader - Fred - decided we would be holding what…
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Added by Ingrid.O'Brien on November 1, 2012 at 9:04pm — No Comments

Tropical Traditions Virgin Coconut Oil

Tropical Traditions Virgin Coconut Oil

About a month ago I signed up to receive a jar of…
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Added by Nicole Hughes on June 21, 2012 at 8:39am — No Comments

Is the Jig REALLY Up?

Remember that story a few weeks ago when we lost the mother fucking Elf on the Shelf, and I was all panicked that it might be the last Christmas for believing in Santa in my household?  Well, it saddens me beyond words, but I'm pretty sure the jig is up (at…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on December 29, 2011 at 12:13pm — No Comments

Who Am I?

Sometimes I’ve found myself wondering, who am I exactly?  What is it that makes me, me?  In my younger days, I thought that I knew exactly what I was all about, but youth sometimes plays tricks on you and makes you think that the world is a much smaller place than it actually is.  As my world grew, so many things began to change and I began to see things through different eyes.  Our race, gender, education level, social class and so many other elements make us who…

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Added by Chantilly Patiño on August 21, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments

Mixed Messages: When ‘White’ Doesn’t Quite Fit

Can white people call themselves ‘mixed’?  Can they see themselves as something other than white, if they appear visually white?  Sometimes, I don’t know.  All my childhood, I struggled with that label…the label of being white, but not feeling white, and not being accepted by “whites”.  To me, if feels uncomfortable to identify as white, even though I know that people see me as white, that society treats me as white.  My childhood is a confusing one and it seems a bit risky…

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Added by Chantilly Patiño on August 21, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments

The Easter Bunny, Santa Claus and the Tooth Fairy Walked Into a Bar...

Yea, this would likely be a pretty funny joke if it existed. Perhaps it does, somewhere out there.
Nonetheless, whether or not it exists doesn't detract from the fact that these entities - ones that millions of Western children hold dear - might very well be....well....not exactly real.…
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Added by Samantha Kemp-Jackson on August 5, 2011 at 10:31pm — No Comments

Christmas Traditions!

So there's this new meme for the month of December all about sharing your family's Christmas traditions.







So

every year our tradition is putting up the Christmas tree the first

weekend of November. We get… Continue

Added by Heather Jones on December 9, 2010 at 10:07am — No Comments

Reviews & Giveaways at Holiday Traditions - Don't miss out!

Review of ....Featuring Norah Jones
Blog: GivingNSharing



Oh friends, I received a pre-release of Nora…
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Added by Tina Peterson on November 28, 2010 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Christmas traditions your kids will love

Does your family have Christmas traditions? Traditions other than holiday shopping. Here are a few traditions that your kids will love, it’s a great way to get them involved in the holiday season.







Bake Cookies for Santa. Whether your child believes in Santa or not, the thought of someone who is so magical he can fly through the sky… Continue

Added by Charissa Cowart on November 10, 2010 at 3:49pm — 1 Comment

Labyrinth's Door

This is a great book for kids and tweens. There is adventure, drawings and puzzles. Check out my review at http://kristisbooknook.blogspot.com

Added by Kristi Bernard on November 5, 2010 at 10:25pm — No Comments

In The Spirit Of Halloween



As the sun abandoned the world of the living, the line that separated the dead became unseen and the darkness interwove two worlds. The unnerved, masked in disguise, displayed carved gourds to deter the haunts; while others lit candles and placed treats near the road to assist loved ones back to the spirit world. It was a night that predictions about the future were clear, summer was laid to rest and the cruel winter began; October 31st marked the ancient Celtic…

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Added by Torie Combest on October 25, 2010 at 9:48am — No Comments

Fall is in the Air...are you ready?

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Added by MusingMom6 on September 14, 2010 at 8:30pm — No Comments

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