A Family Christmas Tradition

Just about this time every year my daughter likes to remind me of the day I set the gingerbread house on fire.

I still think I should get credit for not taking the couch, chairs and table with it.

What Happens When Your Child Can’t Follow The Routine?

Eight little girls dressed like jungle cats take the stage for the after school performance of the Nutcracker. A combo of hip hop, jazz and modern dance numbers set to top 40 hits, the show bears no resemblance to the New York City ballet version.

A chubby little girl in the back row keeps her eyes fixed on the dancer to her right. She is seconds behind in every move. When the dancers move left, she moves right. When they jump, she kicks. When they stop, she twirls. That girl is Savannah.

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Sunday’s Saying

“There are two ways of spreading light … To be the candle, or the mirror that reflects it.”  Edith Wharton

Friday Fun Fact

Candy canes began as straight white sticks of sugar candy used to decorate the Christmas trees. A choirmaster at Cologne Cathedral decided to have the ends bent to depict a shepherd’s crook and he would pass them out to the children to keep them quiet during the services. It wasn’t until about the 20th century that candy canes acquired their red stripes.

Wordlesss Wednesday

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Hold The Tears: Disney Frozen Snow Glow Elsa Doll Is Back In Stock

Listen up parents, grandparents, aunts and wanna-be Santas.  The most–searched toy on Walmart.com this Christmas season is back in stock.

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Sunday’s Saying

“The greatest discovery of all time is that a person can change his future by merely changing his attitude.” Oprah Winfrey