An Emersonian holiday: Decorating with nature

“Nature cannot be surprised in undress. Beauty breaks in everywhere.”                                                                                Ralph Waldo Emerson Decorating for the holidays does not have to mean a visit to a store, mall, shopping center, or Amazon.com. If you’re looking for beautiful decorations that transcend the common and artificial, then take a walk in the woods, or drive to the … Read more

Life lessons: What kids can learn in the kitchen

For centuries, women dominated the kitchens in their homes, where they did almost all of the cooking. Today, with more and more men donning aprons and getting in on the cooking fun, it’s only natural that children should follow. Gone are the days when kitchens were declared as dangerous and forbidden places for kids. Parents … Read more

The sound of (holiday) music

There is and always has been an international language that just about everyone on earth understands. It’s the sweet, joyous, heart-breaking, soul-searching, uplifting, and love-filled language of music. During the holiday season, just about every popular vocalist, musician and orchestra has an album dedicated to the holiday season. People prepare dinners for the stories behind … Read more

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