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Happy December, Birmingham! Now cue the millions of mass holiday marketing emails from every single retailer that you have shopped at in your entire life! The holidays are about much more than presents and over-spending, but there is so...
The Christmas Season is HERE! The time of year for Hallmark movies, hot cocoa, shopping, gift wrapping, and a spouse/partner? Ugh! Single. No spouse. How do single moms manage during this holiday season?   Last year, the reality of being single...
“It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas,” in the words of an old Christmas song. Due to the recent pandemic, families are deciding to not have large gatherings and most holiday parties are virtual. For all of us,...
The smell of incense sticks lingering in my house. My mom drawing a beautiful rangoli -- "floor art" -- at the entrance of our house, draped in her new sari gifted by my dad. Lantern and oil lamps adorning...
While 2020 has brought lots of disappointments, cancellations, and changes for our kids, Birmingham Children's Theatre has more than made up for those with its latest offering: "E.L.V.E.S. The Experience" interactive holiday show! We watched it last night as a...
2020 can be recorded in history as "a time to remember." Never did we think back in March of this year that we would still be talking about and navigating through an environment that requires us to "mask up"...
It is the season of giving. But, when you have little kids it is easy to get so caught up in their Christmas lists and the “it” toy. Often, I would lose sight for a moment of the “reason...
It seems the holiday season is upon us in full force yet again. There are so many things I love about this time of year, from the food to the family time to the special church services; however, the...
Whether you and your family celebrate Thanksgiving, Christmas, Diwali, Hanukkah, or any other cultural and religious traditions, the holiday season is here. As moms, we often expend lots of energy and considerable time creating holiday magic for our children,...
The magic of Christmas extends far beyond the few minutes spent opening presents on Christmas morning. In fact, my favorite part of Christmas is all the festivities that happen beforehand and help add to our anticipation. After the craziness...

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  Antique shopping is a creative outlet for me. While some might consider a spa trip to be the ultimate in “self-care,” give me an...