In the book, The Five Love Languages, one of them is gift giving. But, truth be told, it’s not my primary love language. With six kids and a lot of birthday and holidays, I’m getting better, though! At Casa Whitaker we have a mish-mash of family traditions. Scott grew up Catholic and I grew up…

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This has been a family favorite for a long time.  December 6 is the Feast of St. Nicholas.  On the eve of his feast day (the evening of December 5), the kids put out their shoes and carrots for St. Nick’s horses.  When they awake, they find a candy cane and their Christmas pajamas.  This year,…

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Long before the Santa Claus as we know him appeared on the scene, there was the original.  St. Nicholas.  I have friends who celebrate one or the other, both and neither.  We fall somewhere in the middle.  You might want to re-read this recent post I did about making peace with the man in red.…

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