It’s happening. My baby is growing up. Juniper Junior has not long been five, and now has a wobbly tooth. A very wobbly tooth, as it happens. And there comes an issue: the Tooth Fairy. Some may remember from last Hogswatch, that I wrote about our experience as a Humanist family. But now we have […]
Okay, not really; I don’t have a joke to back up that headline. Strangely, though, I have had Santa and his cohorts on the brain lately.
My kids and I have been trekking through the end-caps filled with chocolate, plastic grass and trinkets since before Valentine’s day. Each week, we review that we are not buying any candy or anything else since it’s not Easter yet.
When I first became a parent, I really looked forward to all the magical and secret parental rituals that made my own childhood so special. I’m talking about stuffing stockings at Christmastime, hiding chocolate Easter eggs in potted plants and inside my kids’ shoes and baking wax-paper wrapped coins into birthday cakes. But one piece […]