Traditions

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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A Tyrannical Mother-In-Law Tale—Indian Style

May 7, 2012
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In Indian tradition an expectant mother delivers her baby at her mother’s or mother-in-law’s home. A post-partum mom describes her stay with her tyrannical mother-in-law.

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Greeting the New Year with Homemade Sushi

January 1, 2012
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My husband and I have a New Year’s Eve tradition-we cook a gourmet dinner together. This year we made sushi and got everything we needed from Nak’s Oriental Market.

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My New Year’s Review and Renew Ritual

January 3, 2011
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A new calendar year gets us thinking about change. My husband and I have shared a New Year’s Eve ritual for years. We reminisce and write goals for the new year.

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