I realized that the stupid card had become about more than how others see our family. It had become about how we see ourselves, too. And sending out a card that year signaled to the kids that life would still go on, even after their dad moved out. There would still be cards, wrapping paper and Christmas for them all.
Here in their refugee camp, the Christians with no Christmas like us in the West have placed a refugee tent for Jesus, and there in the camp is a tent for another person who was also a poor refugee who had nothing.
Like the stockings hung over the fireplace on Christmas morning, my newsfeeds and inbox have been full of holiday-related controversies and things to fret about in this most festive time of year.
Without any further ado, here are the top ten truly iconic performances of "O Holy Night"; the quintessential, non-debatable, empirical, de facto and authoritative list, according to me.
As an autism mom and former cancer caregiver, there have been long stretches of time when the only medical professionals I saw were those I took my son or late husband to see.
Christmas Eve with Auntie is a tradition. When I announced that I was moving to New York City in 2010, the first thing the nieces and nephews asked was, "What about Christmas Eve?" Traditions are to be honored.
The proverbial seatbelt is not enough -- we need you to buckle up! The world of prevention entails having an active role in your child's future, guarding their lifestyles and environment and all those things that take on the natural landscapes of their lives.
I thought I'd be sad when we talked about presents and you knew they'd all be bought by me. But that isn't what has happened.
Sharing with others can be the farthest thing from your child's mind on any given day, but it is conspicuously absent when your tech-savvy 5-year-old is texting you hyperlinks from his iPhone with the exact color, make and model of the toys he wants
There are some simple mindset shifts can help turn a potential challenging holiday into an enjoyable one. Here are four tips to remember during this holiday season to make yours a better one.
Town squares lit with strings of sparkling lights. Christmas carolers in bonnets and tails. Horse-drawn carriages and snowcapped roofs. If you ...
I often think back to this Christmas that I will never forget and wonder what I'm supposed to learn from this experience that I still can't talk about. I can barely write about it. I know that it has been hard for me to trust after this.
'Ohana is a Hawaiian word that means family but includes the distant relatives with whom one shares important things. In the past, this would mean resources such as land and crops. Today it means something different, at least to us, or at least to me.
At the holiday times, people of Mustached American descent - real men of brawn, feline hatred, and power tools - are often at a loss for words as to all of this holiday gift giving fuss.
Whether you are the clown at work and want to give a funny gift or you totally forgot about your family exchange -- you can find a white elephant gift anywhere.
Most of us are aware that the book of Matthew opens with a complicated list of names in Jesus's family tree, and we usually skip over that part to get to the "good" stuff. But there's some good stuff right there!