Mary Jane Hurley Brant's Blog – November 2010 Archive (2)

Mrs. Claus Knows Best

Mrs. Claus Knows Best

Hi Moms,

I love this quote by Mignon McLaughlin, "No matter how many Christmas presents you give your child, there's always that terrible moment when he's opened the very last one. That's when he expects you to say, 'Oh yes, I almost forgot,' and {you} take him out and show him the pony."

Now, here is my favorite Christmas tale about our kids when they were pre-school ages. The story is excerpted from my book… Continue

Added by Mary Jane Hurley Brant on November 30, 2010 at 8:13pm — No Comments

Thanksgiving Day Can Be Painful

When you lose someone you love, Thanksgiving Day feels burdensome and painful. When a brain tumor took away our precious Katie's life I dreaded that holiday. For seven years we served no rutabagas because they were Katie's favorite vegetable. The thought of their seasonal aroma wafting through our home without her in it was too much to bear.

I don't share this part of me today to make other moms sad. I share it because you are my extended family and I am yours. We are all fellow… Continue

Added by Mary Jane Hurley Brant on November 23, 2010 at 4:20pm — No Comments



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