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new year

A happy back-to-school new year

by Traci Schumacher on Tue, 01/07/2014 - 11:59am

And so they're back to school, cold weather and all. The house is quiet as pets nap and I tap away at the keyboard, alone with my thoughts, thinking.

We had a good Christmas break, complete with family and friends and fun. I was sad last night to see it end, just as I was happy this morning to send them off, bundled in their warmest coats for the brief dash from van to school building.

Resolutions? How about a New Year's theme instead?

by Traci Schumacher on Tue, 01/01/2013 - 5:01pm

Happy New Year! Have you made resolutions? Goals? Plans? Do you dare to hope to change your life for the better in 2013?

It's great, probably even healthy, to have aspirations of change when beginning a new year. We desire more for ourselves and our families. It's fun and exciting and easy to dream. The trick is to actually take action, breaking our lofty plans into small, achievable steps. And then sticking with it.

New Year's Eve with or without kids

by Traci Schumacher on Thu, 12/27/2012 - 10:43pm

How do you plan to spend New Year's eve? Do you include your kids in your plans? Hire a sitter and go out? Or keep it low-key and stay in?

In the past our family has chosen either to stay home or to celebrate with extended family. Typically when we stay home we do not let our kids (8, 6, and 3) stay up. It's just more trouble than it's worth for us as they tend to be cranky and whiny the next day due to a lack of sleep. And I really dislike spending New Year's Day with cranky and whiny.

Life after Christmas

by Traci Schumacher on Wed, 12/26/2012 - 9:38pm

Christmas came and went again. All the weeks of planning and preparation and choosing just the right gifts came to their culmination yesterday in one great day of gift giving and receiving.

The day after Christmas is a bit of a let-down, I think. Sure there are still presents to play with and days off from school. Maybe some after-Christmas sales to hit. But nothing too exciting really. And maybe that's a good thing.

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