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Tossing throws in a Mardi Gras Parade

Take the Family to Mardi Gras!

Did you know that Mardi Gras originated in Mobile, Alabama? Most folks think its home is in New Orleans, but they’d be wrong! It is the oldest annual Carnival celebration in the United States, started by Frenchman Nicholas Langlois in 1703 when Mobile was the capital of Louisiana. This was fifteen years before New Orleans was […]

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GhostOfChristmasPast

Ghost of Christmas Past

I wake early on Christmas morning, listening for the excited whispers of the children. “Do you think we can wake them up?” “Can we sneak downstairs?” “Do you think Santa really came?” But there are no whispers now. Just silence as our grown children sleep, sprawled on sofas and in guest bedrooms. No one wakes […]

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My Big Fat Mafia Christmas :: Tips for Hosting During the Holidays

That title got your attention, didn’t it? Good, glad my attention-grabbing tactic worked! And to clarify, I don’t actually spend Christmas with the mafia; however, my husband used to! You see, his late grandfather was, in fact, in the mafia. He and his mom, my now mother-in-law, lived with my husband’s grandparents until he was […]

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Shakespeare for BMB

Eight Literary Gift Ideas That Introduce Kids to Shakespeare

Whether your kids are already literature nuts, or they just enjoy a good comic book, this collection of children’s gifts are designed to bring the world of William Shakespeare to colorful life for elementary aged students. Styled to be content-appropriate for younger readers and featuring beautiful artwork, these historically accurate renditions of the collections of […]

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