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My kids didn’t remember Mother’s Day this year, and you know what? I had a lovely day!  I’m from the U.K., and we celebrate Mother’s Day in March. This year, my husband was on a ship in the Arctic Circle...
I love the holiday season. Seeing enormous inflatables taking over everyone’s lawn fills me with delightfully tacky glee. I love the delicious food I can’t stop making and consuming. And I love Christmas music. I love the music so much that after...
London at Christmas is a magical affair. Wandering people wrapped up in coats and boots, puffing cold air along the River Thames. The hustle and bustle of Oxford Street as people rush to buy presents and carolers singing on the...
This might sound strange but up until 3 years ago, I didn’t really know what Thanksgiving was all about. That might have already given you a hint that I’m not American. I’m British! My family and I moved out...
2021 is winding down, and I'm tired. It was no 2020, but this year certainly did a number on my morale. While there's nothing magical about a new year, I won't mind seeing this one in the rearview mirror.  I...
I love pie and turkey but want to learn a more accurate history of Native America people and the Thanksgiving holiday. The Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian states:  "We encourage you to celebrate the vibrancy of Native cultures...
November is National Native American Heritage Month and a great opportunity to learn more about American Indian and Native Alaskan nations, people, and cultures. One of our family's favorite ways to learn is through reading, and today I am...
Don’t make Thanksgiving a cluster-puck with arguments this year! Instead, here are five favorite conversations I like to have at the Thanksgiving dinner table, sans politics.  A Book You Devoured  Can’t stop thinking about a book you read over the past...
It's easy for mom to feel overlooked, but we'll help you make sure she feels special and appreciated this year. This list was hand-picked and carefully sourced by our team to help you find the perfect gift for that...
Dads always seem to be the toughest person to shop for. But this list was hand-picked and carefully sourced by our team to help you find the perfect gift for that special dad this holiday season.  Make Dad look alive,...
Hand-picked and carefully sourced by our team, this list of of gift ideas for home and food is your one-stop to find the perfect gift for a friend, your family, or yourself!  Say “Fair Winds and Following Seas” to friends...
Finding the right holiday gift can be difficult. But we've made our list and checked it twice to help you find the perfect gift for everyone on your list!  "This thing upped my hair game 100%!"  - Heather"We're doing stand up...

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