Keeping families connected across hallways, miles and milestones

Posts tagged Holidays

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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Grieving when you have small children

It’s been years since we’ve been home for the Christmas holiday.  Years since we braved the airports and years since we’ve had the money to fly our family home for the holidays.   In fact, only my oldest who is now nine has ever been home for the holidays.   My daughter was really too […]

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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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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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