Marbled Paper Holiday Cards

Homemade Marbled Paper Holiday Cards

‘Tis the season of plentiful craft ideas! During the holidays there are so many fun crafts and decorations you can make with your kids. From the classic candy cane with reindeer antlers to something a little more original, there’s no shortage of fun holiday crafts and activities.  This year my son and I decided to…

Fathering: How Many Sleeps…?

“How Many Sleeps…?”

We all know what it’s like to have a child anticipating a big day. It’s difficult for anyone to think clearly and focus when there are things like a birthday, holiday or big vacation coming up, but it’s especially distracting for kids. Thank goodness we have a concept that helps them count down the days…

An Indian-Inspired Holiday Menu

An Indian-Inspired Holiday Menu

The holiday season is the most treasured time of year; after all, celebrations are the time for making memories. Opening presents around the Christmas tree, carol singers in the neighborhood, or that familiar smell wafting from the oven – a roast recipe perfected over the years. These are some of the memories that last a lifetime. Many…

Celebration and Breastfeeding

Celebration and Breastfeeding

  Celebration: what images pop into your head when you read that word? Right at this season it might be Christmas or Hanukkah. Are they happy images, or do you also feel stress when you think about them? If you feel stress or even anxiety, take a breath in and exhale deeply, slowly, luxuriously with…

A Taste of Christmas

A Taste of Christmas

  When I made my first move abroad, to Norway, it came as a bit of a surprise that the tastes and smells I associated with the festive season were different to those of the people around me. I had nai￯vely assumed that these associations were somehow universal. Not so. The realisation crept up slowly,…

Twinville: Celebrations

Celebrate Life

  This happens to be one of the busiest times of the year, yet I always try to remind myself, in the midst of all the chaos, to slow down, reflect on how the year has progressed, and prepare for new beginnings. Through the good and bad one can find things to be grateful for…

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Who We Are and How We Celebrate

This week I forgot Thanksgiving – I honestly did. A Swiss friend called to ask where to buy a good turkey, and I was dumbfounded. Not only had I forgotten Thanksgiving, I didn’t even know when it was. Growing up in America, I always had the Thanksgiving holiday as an integral part of my existence. American…