Holiday Hustle

By: Tanya Pimental   Each year, I get really excited to start listening to holiday music and make my lists. Giving makes me so very happy and finding that perfect coordinating wrapping paper has become a real tradition. All that said, there is of course stress that comes with the holiday hustle. The holidays are … More Holiday Hustle

Yankee Swap

By: Lauren Tankle   You really don’t know a person until you have played a Yankee Swap game with them. This game makes you realize that people you grew up with your whole life are unapologetically capable of plotting your demise and will do everything and anything to take you down all because you really … More Yankee Swap

Let’s Be Present

By: Deirdre Littlefield My oldest son enlisted in the US Army this year. We miss him terribly but are filled with pride. As our family decorated our tree this year, it hit me hard; we were short one family member. Each decoration my oldest son made brought back a flood of memories and conversation to … More Let’s Be Present

A Lenten Crown

By: Sandy Churchill Last week, my 11 year-old son Tim helped me create a traditional salt dough “crown of thorns” for the season of Lent. The project was for our CCD religious education class, but the lessons can extend to each of us as a life lesson. In the spirit of the Lenten season leading … More A Lenten Crown

The Thankful Bank

By: Sandy Churchill  While turkey has now been transformed into a delightfully cozy stew and most leftovers are long gone, the spirit of gratitude lingers at our house. We had a frenzied Thanksgiving with 23 guests seated at three tables brimming with homemade squash, stuffing, vegetables, mashed potatoes, and myriad pies, and conversation was abundant … More The Thankful Bank