Crazy Christmas

Castricum by | Dec 26, 2014 | Black Friday, Chinese food, Christmas, Cyber Monday, Dnna Reed, Hanukah, holidays, ipads, Jewish, Jimmy Stewary, Norman Rockwell, Santa Claus, twins. birthdays, xbox

     If you’re Jewish like me and—and not very religious—your experience of Christmas is probably very different from the traditional family holiday featured in a Norman Rockwell painting.  Even if you light Hanukkah candles every night and wrap eight gifts for each...

Empty Nest Trifecta

Leça do Bailio by | Nov 21, 2014 | "White Christmas, autism, birthdays, Christmas, college graduates, empty nest, family traditions, Hanukah, holiday songs, holidays, Jews, menorah, millennials, New Year's Eve, Scrooge, single women, Thanksgiving

     When I was single in my 20s, I dreaded the holiday trifecta: Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Eve.  The ordeal began on Thanksgiving, when my parents cross-examined me about my social life.  If I was dating anyone, they wanted to know if “the relationship...

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