There. I said it. I hate Christmas. I’m a monster. (Momster?) My disdain for this upcoming season has been growing exponentially over recent years. I used to love it. I loved the music, the decorations, the parties, the family togetherness. Or rather, I think I loved my expectations of all these things. Christmas now just […]
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Snow days. Jingle bells. Too much “all things peppermint.” Gifts to buy. Gifts to receive. Kids who need to play outdoors but its a windchill of 22 degrees OR it’s just too much work to bundle their squirmy selves up. Yup. Holidays. Hubbub. It is glorious. It is advil-inducing. It all goes hand in hand. […]
My daughter’s father and I aren’t together and we haven’t been since before she was two. It’s taken years of negotiation, compromise, and fighting to get to where we are today, but we’ve made it. However, despite the fact that a general ease of sharing her has set it, it doesn’t make it any easier […]
Presenting your 2017 guide to holiday events in and around Dayton!
With the holidays upon us, I felt it only natural to talk about how I choose to handle grief during the holiday celebrations. Each year it gets a bit easier, but each year I am reminded of what is gone. Last Christmas was the first Christmas without my dad and the 3rd Christmas without Jakob. […]
The holidays are a time of year that Americans spend millions. According to Gallop, Americans plan to spend an average of $830 on gifts this season which is increased from last year. It is a time of year when many of us enjoy giving to our loved ones. What is your holiday budget? How much […]