Traditions

The Holiday Season is chock full of traditions for most of us, but this is about more than just the holidays. While it may not be a tradition in the strictest sense, our eldest son and I go to a large Lego convention every year and display Lego MOCs (My Own Creation – in other words, not sets designed by someone else). In May, both boys make cinnamon almonds with me to give their teachers for Teacher Appreciation Day. Traditions don’t have to be old-timey activities like cutting down a Christmas tree – although it’s great if your family does that. The important part is that they are fun and matter to your family, not that they sound fancy or impressive to someone else.

Getting Started in Electric Trains
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Getting Started in Electric Trains

You can name everyone on the Island of Sodor. You know who is emerald green, and who causes confusion and delay. As much as your child loves Thomas and Friends, they are getting bigger and you think it’s time to try electric trains, but you don’t know where to start. Our experience is that it’s […]

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New Traditions: Family Movie Night
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New Traditions: Family Movie Night

We have a pile of unwatched movies and I bet you do too. They might be physical DVDs or Blurays, or they might be a virtual stack on NetFlix or Amazon Prime, but they sit there, taunting you, year after year. I got sick of it and instituted a family movie night. We take turns […]

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Family & Food: The Reasons for the Season
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Family & Food: The Reasons for the Season

It is December and the holiday season is getting into full swing. I have always shopped throughout the year, so my shopping was done by sometime in November. Now that I have kids, it is even more important to me to have most of my shopping done by then because it lets me spend December […]

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