Reflection and expressing gratitude are two consistent elements of the Thanksgiving holiday while who and what we are thankful for may change through the years. The nostalgia of this time of year is quite compelling and as I think back about Thanksgivings past, I’m seeing my experiences in a new light with and a new found appreciation.
Theoretically, fall and winter holidays are a time of celebration, gratitude, generosity and togetherness. The reality is that somewhere along the way, much of our spirit of giving got up and went, leaving the holidays a f*cking nightmare for many.
The writers at CT Working Moms have gathered a list of local charities and other community agencies that are close to their hearts and lives. Whether you can make a monetary donation or give some of your time to help during this holiday season, giving back to our community is so very important.
Life has been so hard. Taking time to truly appreciate the good in my life has been especially challenging for me this year. So I decided that this was a challenge I needed to accept. So here I go…
I am WRECKED. I wish I meant that in the sense of having been out drinking and being fabulous, but in reality, I’m a mom who has… Read more “Thanksgiving with kids is brutal”
Each Thanksgiving, I take inventory of the things I am grateful for. While I am never more or less appreciative, one year to the next, there are… Read more “Crazy grateful”
Last Thanksgiving I had a “ah ah moment.” Well I like to call it a “mom moment”…. I was running the house like CRAZY lady doing every… Read more “Missing It.”
Running is a big part of my life, and one factor that makes it so integral is the family of runners that surround me. I grew up… Read more “Will Run for Pie: Our Family’s Manchester Road Race Tradition”
Sometimes I am outright alarmed at how quickly a week passes and a new month begins. I try to appreciate the days, special occasions and activities that… Read more “Being Present this Thanksgiving”
Tomorrow is Thanksgiving. Yep, already. The chaos of The HOLIDAYS has officially (unofficially?) begun. So, tomorrow, when your son dumps his full plate of food on the… Read more “My Wish For You…”