How to Create Meaningful Back to School Traditions

How to Create Meaningful Back to School Traditions

This fall, I’m getting my youngest settled for his first year of college, but I remember clearly his first day of kindergarten and all the first days after that. While some things changed—the Buzz Lightyear backpack swapped out for a plain grey one, funky sweaters...
Ode to the Power of Grandparents

Ode to the Power of Grandparents

Grandparents Day is more than a month away (the Sunday after Labor Day), but I find myself thinking about the power of grandparents right now, in summer, when my kids get to spend extended time with their grandparents. I was lucky; I lived close to both sets of my...
How to Turn Family Traditions into Fabulous Memories

How to Turn Family Traditions into Fabulous Memories

Every summer when my family vacations together, I bring a large jigsaw puzzle with us. I dump all of the pieces on a big table that we reserve for this activity and we slowly piece it together. We sometimes work on it together, but we also just individually stop by...
How to Create Memories With Family Traditions

How to Create Memories With Family Traditions

Holidays are often built on traditions, which can be both wonderful and complicated. Traditions can ground us and connect us to our memories and to other generations. But they aren’t static. Maybe you can’t celebrate Thanksgiving at the old homestead, or you struggle...