My two kids hatched a plot recently. They tried to persuade me to attend a big annual Christmas party for their mom’s side of the family. Their mother and I have been divorced for almost 10 years, and it had never occurred to me to attend her family’s get-together.
Christmas is a great time to rent movies. You’re feeling lazy, and the weather’s probably lousy. What better to do than sit on the couch, grab some food and drinks, and watch old movies? And in keeping with the season, it’s only appropriate to rent Christmas movies. There are plenty of good ones to choose […]
This is a question that no parent can avoid. I remember distinctly when my son Connor, now 11, asked me about the existence of Santa. I was putting him to bed one night about four years shortly before Christmas.
It’s that time of year again. Time to buy Christmas gifts for the teenagers in our lives. Talk about pressure for parents! You want to get something they’ll like – but not spend too much. You want the gift to hold their interest for more than a few days. And it wouldn’t hurt if it […]
That statement might surprise some people. Aren’t Thanksgiving and Christmas supposed to make you depressed if you’re divorced? Aren’t you supposed to miss the wonderful family times when you, your ex and your kids were together? I don’t.