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Feast Of The Seven Fishes

My husband and I grew up in big Italian families. We had Sunday family dinners, homemade hot sausage pulled right from the cold cellar, red wine before we were legal, and grandparents always yelling munja, munja. In Italian, Munja, Munja means eat, eat.  We had many family traditions. Unfortunately, most went by the wayside when […]

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Eating Our Way Across the World

Our family holiday tradition began like all great family traditions; when the local butcher was all out of turducken. I love Christmas. I have an extensive Christmas mug collection, I put festive lights on all flat surfaces, and I make my dog wear reindeer antlers. Christmas to me is all about family and fun, so […]

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Merry MESS-mas Darling!

Greeting cards have all been sent. The Christmas rush is through. But I still have one wish to make… A special one for you. Who am I kidding? This is my first holiday season with a busy toddler. Time and energy can’t be wasted on wishes. She needs to do 365 different activities per day […]

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Four Generations

As generations change, so do holiday traditions

His parents. My grandparents. His aunts.  My parents.  This is the reoccurring conversation when upcoming holiday plans are discussed.  I channel my inner Reese Witherspoon each holiday season in regard to her character from Four Christmases.  (Now if I could just say ya’ll without sounding completely ridiculous!) On this day six years ago, my then […]

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Confessions of an Elf on the Shelf Convert

There’s no doubt that The Elf on the Shelf has quickly become one of the most popular Christmas traditions for families with young children! I was anti-Elf for years, but I now consider myself an Elf on the Shelf convert. I happily embrace the tradition that brings my two young children so much joy!   […]

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