Checking Out Holiday World and Splashin’ Safari

Earlier this month, my family and I took a short road trip and visited the what’s credited as the world’s first theme park. No, we didn’t go to Disneyland or Coney Island, or a Six Flags location. We traveled to Santa Claus, Indiana, and visited Holiday World and Splashin’ Safari. Read More Checking Out Holiday World and Splashin’ Safari

The Parenting Chronicles: Up on the Rooftop

I’ve never been the type to cave to peer or societal pressure, yet if you ask me why I kept telling the Santa lie long after I wanted to boot him out on his jolly ass, that’s the reason I’ll most likely give.

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LTP: Do You Believe in Santa?

Every Christmas season the debate starts again over whether to tell your kids about Santa Claus. On one side, the parents who want to preserve the magic of the holiday; on the other, people who smugly claim they’ll never lie to their children or who object for religious reasons and want to put the Christ back in Christmas. (And of course, the people who don’t celebrate Christmas and are probably rolling their eyes over how heated some people can get over such a seemingly trivial issue.) Read More LTP: Do You Believe in Santa?

Holy Holiday Hell: The Krampus

Ah, Christmas. It’s the celebration of little white baby Jesus’ birth, or really, the celebration of the golden calf of consumerism, overindulgence, and trying to figure out how to manage your racist Republican uncle, who thinks Newt Gingrich is “a man with his finger on the pulse of America.” Christmas. What the holy holiday hell? Read More Holy Holiday Hell: The Krampus