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Habari Gani; A Closer Look at the 7 Principles of Kwanzaa

Habari Gani; A Closer Look at the 7 Principles of Kwanzaa

Habari Gani? This is Swahilli for ‘What’s the news?’, a greeting that is used during the week long celebration of Kwanzaa (December 26-January 1) and is answered by stating the day’s principle. Kwanzaa celebrates, uplifts, supports, encourages, educates, and reminds us of our African heritage that sometimes gets hidden within the world we live. My […]

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Home Alone For The Holidays

We are a military family of five, and for the third year in a row we are staying home for Christmas (gasp). Our twins are almost 18-months-old, and no amount of money could entice me to fly with two lap babies. Also, have you seen the cost of five plane tickets over the holidays? That’s definitely […]

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Treasured Traditions

‘Tis the season for fun, festive, family traditions! I absolutely love this time of year, especially as a mom. I love watching the excitement and joy on my kids’ faces. Truth be told, the very first year our kids were old enough to understand Santa, I think I was way more excited than they were!! […]

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Celebrating St. Nicholas Day

Celebrating St. Nicholas Day

When we were kids, my siblings and I would look forward to the night before December 6th every year. We would excitedly place our shoes by the front door before bedtime in anticipation of St. Nicholas’s arrival. The next morning we would hurry down the steps to see what treats he had left us. Almost always, we […]

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Not Just Turkey

Not Just Turkey and Trimmings

What does Thanksgiving mean to you and yours? Do you find yourself going through the motions during the holidays? Does it feel mundane, or are you overwhelmed? Do you feel that you or your family have forgotten the real meaning of Thanksgiving? Since my family and I have moved to beautiful Charleston, we are not […]

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Grandparents’ Day Should Be Every Day

“Nana, Gran, Mimi, Grandpa, Chief” – the grandparent names are endless. Whatever they are called, there are no such people quite like grandparents. Grandparents’ Day this year falls on Sunday, September 13. It always falls on the first Sunday after Labor Day and is a day that celebrates the wonderful grandparents out there. A housewife […]

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