Posts belonging to Category Holidays & Traditions

It’s Time for Thanksgiving

Are you a teacher? If so, it’s time for us to thank you for all you do. For those of you who teach infants and toddlers in day care or preschool, in hospitals or at home, we thank you for being first teachers whether as a child’s parent or in loco parentis for someone else’s […]

Appreciation Matters

Yes, it’s Teacher Appreciation Week, so since you’re reading this, thank a teacher today! In this case it’s likely to be a colleague, the teacher next door, or down the hall, someone who’s got your back, brings you a cup of coffee in the morning, knows when your birthday is. JOIN THE CONVERSATION! Ask Chip […]

Mother’s Day and Beyond

Mother’s Day at our house got us to thinking about whether there was a Sister’s Day or a Brother’s Day? Google says National Sibling Day is April 10th, and there’s a Brothers and Sisters Day on May 2. JOIN THE CONVERSATION! Ask Chip a question or share your own thoughts! —If you’re reading this entry […]

Half Birthdays

I sometimes wonder how many other families besides ours take the opportunity to celebrate half-birthdays—any excuse for cake, right? JOIN THE CONVERSATION! Ask Chip a question or share your own thoughts! —If you’re reading this entry on the blog site, click “Post a Comment” or the word “Comments” below the entry —If you’re reading this […]

Use Your Imagination

Today is November 1st, a date nestled this year between last night’s Halloween and tomorrow’s mid-term elections, both interconnected by the need to use a heavy dose of imagination. JOIN THE CONVERSATION! Ask Chip a question or share your own thoughts! —If you’re reading this entry on the blog site, click “Post a Comment” or […]

Hunters and Gatherers

A recent article in our local paper referenced a study from Brunel University in West London, England, released in 2005, that studied the shopping behaviors of men and women in some 14 different countries. It appears that what we may have all observed or experienced during this holiday shopping season does, in fact, mirror the […]

“Over the River and Through the Woods”

Holiday traditions are developing some new wrinkles as the wrinkles of the generation that carried the torch for their forbearers become more evident with age. JOIN THE CONVERSATION! Ask Chip a question or share your own thoughts! —If you’re reading this entry on the blog site, click “Post a Comment” or the word “Comments” below […]

Holiday Season—Lily and Isaiah Count the Days

Opening an Advent Calendar is a tradition in our household and yesterday, December 1st, was the day to begin taking turns for 5-year-old Lily and 10-year-old Isaiah. JOIN THE CONVERSATION! Ask Chip a question or share your own thoughts! —If you’re reading this entry on the blog site, click “Post a Comment” or the word […]