Archive for November, 2009


How Not to Write a Holiday Newsletter

Posted by Laurie on November 30th, 2009
filed in motherhood, parenting

Dear Friends and Family,
Festivus Greetings from our family! Another year has flown by and the holidays are upon us. And no matter what holiday you celebrate, we’re sure that you are surprised to get this newsletter from us. Oh, I know I said I’d never do one—but we’ve gotten so much joy from reading all [...]

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‘Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving

Posted by Laurie on November 20th, 2009
filed in Uncategorized

With apologies to the original and to its author (either Clement C. Moore or Henry Livingston, Jr., the authorship is apparently disputed) I present “‘Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving,” as seen through the eyes of my son.
‘Twas the night before Thanksgiving, when all through the house,
Just one creature was stirring and it wasn’t a mouse.
Mom [...]

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Just Another New Moon

Posted by Laurie on November 6th, 2009
filed in Uncategorized

“Three things cannot be hidden: the sun, the moon and the truth.”
Hindu Prince Gautama Siddharta, the founder of Buddhism
I’m seriously starting to hate the Internet. Oh, sure many find it useful. Look, even I remember the dark old days when I had to get my celebrity gossip the old-fashioned way—from a weekly subscription to People [...]

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