Monthly Archives: December 2011

A New Year/ A New You

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Even in grade school, my favorite section of the library was the “how-to” shelf. While my friends were reading their way through all 175 volumes of Nancy Drew, I was checking out book after book on crafting and building and drawing and sewing. About the time I was running out of projects in McCALL’S GIANT GOLDEN MAKE IT BOOK, I… Read more »

Twelve Things I Love About Winter

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1. Crackling logs 2. Mistletoe 3. Church pageants 4. Hot chocolate 5. Christmas carols 6. Shoebox stuffing 7. Cards and letters 8. Family traditions 9. Fantasy fudge 10. Snowflakes 11. Evergreen wreaths 12. New year’s resolutions

Our Family’s Newest Christmas Tradition

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After our six-year-old was diagnosed with diabetes just before Thanksgiving, our family was invited to take part in a study aimed at discovering the cause of Type 1 diabetes and finding ways to prevent it. We were great candidates — twelve biologically-related children in a single family, three of whom have Type 1. When we first agreed to be screened,… Read more »

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