Traditions

The Night Before My Birthday Book

May 1, 2014
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Joni Rubinstein started a birthday eve tradition of reading a poem to her children when they were just one year old. The poem eventually became her book.

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Here’s the Halloween Phantom Poem

October 22, 2013

Have fun with the Halloween Phantom on your block. Secretly drop goodies at a neighbor’s house with a request to pass along the poem and goodies to two more neighbors.

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Everyday Rituals Are the Glue that Bonds Families

October 7, 2013
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Holiday traditions are important but the simple rituals we do everyday when we greet each other, sit down to meals or say goodnight create the true tapestries of our family.

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Confessions of a Bossy Chef

February 5, 2013
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My husband says he married me because of my assertiveness in the kitchen. Now he gets irritated when I take control in the kitchen…and he should. I’m bossy in my kitchen.

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Family Passes Down Antique Dollhouse for 138 Years

November 7, 2012
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Martha Cullimore has continued her family’s tradition of passing down an antique dollhouse to the first-born daughter on her fifth birthday, a tradition preserved for 138 years.

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