Wrapping Your Own Gifts

It was a good Christmas at the Post house.  My kids have outgrown Santa, so I don’t sneak around like I used to, but I do have a few holiday secrets each year.  This year I was caught in the middle of one of them.  My 10 year old was inspecting gifts one day and…

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year….Really? – Post-it Note #133

There’s a Christmas song made famous by Andy Williams called, “The most wonderful time of the year.”  But we could take out the word “WONDERFUL” and fill it with any number of adjectives. Most hectic or busy Most insane and crazy Most expensive time of the year…..about this time every year I feel like I’m…

Mom, is Santa for Real?: Post-it Note #130

If Santa is a Christmas tradition at your house, and you’re a parent, you’ve heard or will hear these words at some point…”Is Santa for real?”  My 4-year-old, Bria, asked me that question recently and I just stared at her and finally said, “well, what do you think?”  That question always stumps me for a…

Post-it Note #35 – “Playing in the Dirt”

Tomorrow is my oldest daughter’s birthday.  She’s Autistic.  She doesn’t know that tomorrow is her birthday.  All birthdays are the same to her.  There’s cake and we sing and she blows out the candles on everyone’s cake.  And we relight them so the actual birthday person gets to make a wish. Since her birthday is…

Post-it Note #32: First Century vs Twenty-First Century Living

I have such mixed emotions about the holidays.  I love Thanksgiving, although it seems the retail stores want to skip right over it these days.  Instead of starting Black Friday on Friday they want to move it to Thursday.  The message is clear…….let’s not stop and be thankful for what we have, let’s just get…