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Category Archive: Holidays

The Story of a Garnet Ring – and a New Family Tradition

Here’s the story of generations of love in my family… symbolized by a garnet ring… and how James Avery has helped me continue this lovely family tradition!

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Empty Chairs at the Holiday Table

This is a wonderful time of year to pause and count our blessings. Unfortunately for some, the holiday season is also one of sadness and loss. I just found out…

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Is Halloween less safe today than when we were kids?

Trick or Treat Halloween Safety

Is it my imagination or is it really less safe for our kids these days? Part of me hopes it’s the 24/7 news and the ubiquitous Internet makes things seem worse?

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A Dad’s Guide to the Perfect Halloween Cocktail

I’ll admit it. Halloween was never one of my favorite holidays. That is – until my crazy holiday obsessed wife and I met. She dragged me kicking and screaming into complete and total Halloween obsession. And I live there quite happily now! One of the things I’ve come to realize is that Halloween is not …

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13 Tips for a Safe Halloween

Pardon my slightly (very?) snarky intro to these 13 Halloween safety tips. There’s nothing funny about our kids’ safety, and these tips are worth a quick review.

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I Miss You Dad

There are certain times and life events during which the absence of loved ones is most acutely felt. Thanksgiving, Christmas and the birth of a child I’ve found rank high among these. So at this joyous time of year, please indulge me a brief sad moment.

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Top 10 Scariest Things This Halloween

This year our daughter said she wanted to dress up as “something scary” for Halloween! I guess the days of Disney Princesses have passed. [sniff]

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The Leprechaun on the Shelf – A New Holiday Tradition?

Our daughter has come to believe our home is being visited annually by a Irish leprechaun. Each day she wakes to find what mischief he made while she slept…

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Texas Christkindl Market – DFW

I miss the European Christmas Markets of my youth, and so was thrilled to find this wonderful FREE family Christmas event smack in the middle of Dallas-Fort Worth, the Texas Christkindl Market!

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