Time To Open Presents

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Santa had barely made it up the chimney before my brothers and I would tiptoe down the stairs. “Behold the magic” isn’t too silly a phrase to describe the way we viewed the scene. The lights glowed on a jumble of pretty packages. [ Read More ]

Magic Time

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I’m no longer twelve. Not by a long shot. My allowance dried up long ago and they don’t even let me off school for two weeks at the end of the year—school’s another thing I’ve outgrown. Sometimes, I miss that kind of magic. [ Read More ]

Custom Ornaments

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Being from a family of four, most of the ornaments hanging on our family’s Christmas tree are handmade. Frumpy looking Santa Claus’ made out of pop cans, doves made out of construction paper, the classic spray painted macaroni ornament, and many others. [ Read More ]

Christmas With the Lovable Jokers

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One December my family sat in the dining room, enjoying our Christmas dinner. I was probably nine years old at the time. Unbeknownst to me, I was also the object of a sinister conspiracy cooked up by Dad and my sister Kerry. [ Read More ]

The Scarf

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A family Christmas gathering is fertile ground for humorous stories…especially when a “white elephant” gift exchange is involved. [ Read More ]

The Flying Turkey [podcast]

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Rachael tells a one of a kind Christmas story about a turkey that became a legend! [ Read More ]

A Shaving Kit For Boys [PODCAST]

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Megan Mac tells a funny true story about the time she bought her son his first shaving kit for Christmas.  [ Read More ]

A Christmas Surprise

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I have always gotten endless joy out of all the arts and crafts my kids have brought home from school. A particularly special day was when my son, Zachary brought home something wrapped carefully in newspaper. It was around Christmas time, and his face lit up as he carried the delicate package into the kitchen. [ Read More ]

Hannah and I

I am Hannah’s father and Hannah is my daughter, and that’s the way we like it. When she was five years old I took her to see Santa Claus at a local store. [ Read More ]

I’m Ready For Valentines Day

February 14, 2015– Dear Secret Diary, Valentines Day is here.  [ Read More ]

Smiles For All