Tag: Christmas

A Family Primer on World Holidays…

Give the Gift of Global Awareness this Holiday Season Because of the numerous holidays celebrated through the fall and winter months, it is an ideal time to discuss how people celebrate around the world – both the uniqueness of traditions and also the many commonalities. I was struck by the number of similar themes and …

Learning about the Major World Holidays – Their Uniqueness and Commonalities

Because of the numerous holidays celebrated through the fall and winter months, it is an ideal time to discuss how people celebrate around the world – both the uniqueness of traditions and also the many commonalities. I was struck by the number of similar themes and symbols when I did the research for the following …

What Are We Teaching Children about Giving? Gifts from the Heart, Part Two

It’s not how much we give but how much love we put into giving. – Mother Teresa Over our Thanksgiving holiday this past weekend in the presence of multiple family members, the discussion focused on Christmas preparations and specifically, the question was raised and debated, “How are we going to handle gifts this year?” There …

Bring the Holidays into Focus

Your focus is your reality. –          Yoda, Star Wars I, The Phantom Menace As I entered the final stretch before Christmas, I paused, amidst my color coded lists of menu planning, decorating, present wrapping, gift creating, house cleaning and broken toy mending. I could feel my anxiety mounting to frenzy status and needed to quiet …

Citizen Kid

What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead. — Nelson Mandela “How’s my little buddy doing?” says Butcher Keith as my son giggles and hides behind my legs. …