Keeping families connected across hallways, miles and milestones

Posts tagged Christmas

Choas, Conversation, Games and Absorbing time this Christmas Eve

To channel my inner Clarke Griswold, I was hoping for a big ‘ol family Christmas.  My home, bursting at the seams with family members.  The brothers and sisters, aunts and uncles, grandmas and papa, nieces and nephews.   The chaos and conversation.   The cat can be left at home though.  My husband is allergic. […]

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Honoring Loved Ones this Holiday

The traditions of the holiday season always leaves me feeling more connected to family. For me, the traditions transcend the miles and milestones.   Whether its unpacking the Christmas decorations my Grandmother made or hanging my childhood stocking or spending the day baking cookies, it all reminds me of holidays gone by and makes me […]

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Celebrating the Holidays Far from Family

  We’ve celebrated countless Thanksgiving and Christmas far from our family for over a decade now.   Over those years, many holidays were happily celebrated with only myself and my husband or us and our small children.   But I, also, longed to be celebrating with my family and a stuffed house many of those […]

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Yes, I’m guilty of Christmas Creep

This post contains affiliate links.  For more information, please read my disclosure policy.  Thank you for supporting Far From Family!   This weekend, I’ve done something I’ve never done before.   I’ve even lamented those that have done the very exact same thing.   I’ve posted scathing facebook posts  on the holiday creep that happens […]

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Circle Cut Out Amanda

 I am a lover of campfires and road trips, long summer days spent outdoors and long winter nights reading by the fire. I blog about living far from family and ways to keep connected. And on an given day, I may regret living far from family while also being thankful for where I am.  Find out more! 

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