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10 Fun Christmas Facts

  10 FUN CHRISTMAS FACTS By Vicki Hinze         Have you ever wondered about some of the things we see and embrace at Christmas? We know that Christmas is the day we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. That story is [...]

‘Tis the Season

’Tis the Season   by    Vicki Hinze     ‘Tis the season, but for too many, the meaning behind the holiday is lost. For them, it is a time of duties—sending Christmas cards, attending school plays, [...]

Merry Christmas!

We wish you joy and many blessings!

Braving the Grocery Store Before Christmas

Is everything around the Split level mass chaos? Yes. Thank you for asking. With one present left to buy, the van breaking down, and not a shower to be seen for me in the last couple days, things are, um, going. Not to worry, I found a few [...]

How To Disappoint Small Children At Christmas

Ahh, there’s nothing like the smell of bleach in the afternoon. Am I right, or am I right? That’s correct. I’m wrong, it’s horrible, and I’m blinking through the fumes in order to write this post. Dedication, it’s [...]

Holiday Survival–Accidental Gifts and World Peace

By Piper Bayard & Jay Holmes* This month, Holmes and I, a spook and an author/belly dancer, are dedicated to easing your holiday tensions. Let’s take a look at what’s on your minds this season. image by Whatlep, wikimedia commons Nigel [...]

Holiday Survival–Obnoxious Drummers and Unmotivated Hubbies

By Piper Bayard & Jay Holmes* This month, Holmes and I, a spook and an author/belly dancer, are dedicated to easing your holiday tensions. Let’s take a look at what’s on your minds this season. . . . image by Pazuzu, wikimedia commons Mr. [...]

CHRISTMAS IS… WHAT?

CHRISTMAS IS . . . WHAT? by Vicki Hinze ‘Tis the season. For too many, the meaning behind the holiday is lost. For them, it is a time of duties—sending Christmas cards, attending school plays, buying gifts (often ones we can’t [...]

Send It by Certifiable Mail

The spirit of the season has finally crept up on me. I’m not saying it’s OK to sneak up on me. It’s not. I startle easily, have no bladder control left, and only keep one extra pair of pants on standby. They’re not even [...]

Holiday Survival — Picky Friends and Impossible Packages

By Piper Bayard and Jay Holmes* This month, Holmes and I, a spook and an author/belly dancer, are dedicated to easing your holiday tensions. Let’s take a look at what’s on your minds this season. . . . Our reader, Ellie Ann, has [...]