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This is a forum to discuss TRADITIONS in a constructive way.  Please share your opinions, and links to other resources, to help us figure out this important "hot button" issue.

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omama says:

HA – totally agree! Sounds like you have the best kind of LOVE. xox

(from “Redefining Romance”: Opinionated MAMA’s Practical Perspective on VALENTINE’S DAY)
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Letter to Santa

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REALITY BITES: Resolutions That “Don’t Bite Off More Than MAMAs Can Chew”

REALITY BITES: Resolutions That “Don’t Bite Off More Than MAMAs Can Chew” We’re sick of pretending like we’re going to join a gym, lose the same 10 lbs. as we’ve pledged before and finally fit into our skinny jeans.  Really?  Who cares?  Not us, or we’d do it.  So, how about just resolving to do ... Read more

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DOUBLE MEANING: Celebrate Easter and Spring

Easter is a Christian holiday that like most is mixed with ‘pagan’ ritual and celebration.  Pagan rituals were adapted around important Christian celebrations. Even the word Easter comes from the Anglo-Saxon goddess of spring, “Eostre.”  Today, Christians celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus Christ on Easter, but most Americans also celebrate the spirit of spring and renewal. ... Read more

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PASS IT DOWN: The Jewish Holiday Of Passover

In case you didn’t know, Passover is one of the most important of all Jewish holidays.  Why?  This Jewish holy day honors the Exodus of the Israelites from Egypt after they were freed from slavery.  Hooray!  The Old Testament says that God was to exact a tenth plague upon the land by killing everyone’s first ... Read more

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LOVE CONQUERS ALL: The History of St. Valentine’s Day

We love love.  We love Valentine’s Day.  But who is this Valentine person and how’d he get a day?  The story, MAMAs, is one for the ages…tell your KID-Os. In Rome 270 A.D., the Emperor Claudius II, outlawed marriage.  Yes, outlawed it- because he was having trouble getting married men to go off to war ... Read more

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“Nobody’s Perfect”: An Opinionated Mom’s Perspective on Norman Rockwell’s Picture Perfect MOMent

Ahh, the perfect Christmas just like a Norman Rockwell painting.  Everyone picture perfect, well dressed with just the perfect gift and the perfect wreath on the front door.  Everyone needs to embrace these traditions at the holidays.  Cozy, homey perfection.   You’ve gotta have a goal, right? Well, this year, how about a new way of ... Read more

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SIMPLIFY: The White House Celebrates “Simple Gifts”

Each year, the White House picks a theme for Christmas and has ever since First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy started the tradition in 1961.  Gotta love Jackie! This year the theme is “Simple Gifts-a celebration of friends, and family, hearth and home, and the simple things that bring joy at Christmas.”  Great theme for 2010! Moms ... Read more

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MY MAMA GAVE TO ME: 12 Days Of Christmas

The annual countdown to Christmas has begun, and we are in the spirit! Know that we love the original ditty “12 Days of Christmas,” but we thought it’d be fun to let our “true loves” – our KID-Os – know what we would give them!  Yes, we are singing the new version daily at O-MAMA ... Read more

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SANTA’S MAGIC: Send Kids Personalized Message

“You better watch out, ” because Santa really knows what’s up and can call you out on email! Finally proof that Santa knows all…can provide reinforcements for mom and dad…and is hip to technology, too!  Kids can now receive a personalized message from Santa via email.  On the PNP (Portable North Pole) website, parents can ... Read more

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THANKS BE TO MAMA: Happy Turkey Day!

Okay…so the traditional Thanksgiving article would talk tips for the best turkey possible, tips for setting the table, tips for scratch gravy, and a reminder about being thankful for our families, friends and blessings.  Plus, some cute thing about pilgrims and Indians (which you can find in our IMMIGRATION opinion this week, by the way). But, ... Read more

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