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15 Easter Facts

Fact 1

What is Easter? Easter is the most important time in the Christian calendar. Easter forms part of Holy week; Holy week consists of Palm Sunday – the week before Easter Sunday, Good Thursday – the day of Jesus’ Last Supper, Good Friday – the day that Jesus was crucified and Easter Sunday the day Jesus rose from the dead. Read more



Fun Facts about St. Patrick's Day

Fun Facts about St. Patrick’s Day

Fun Facts about St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day is observed on March 17 because that is the feast day of St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. It is believed that he died on March 17 in the year 461 AD. It is also a worldwide celebration of Irish culture and history. St. Patrick’s Day is a national holiday in Ireland, and a provincial holiday in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador.

The actual color of St. Patrick is blue. Green became associated with St. Patrick’s Day during the 19th century. Green, in Irish legends, was worn by fairies and immortals, and also by people to encourage their crops to grow. Read more

8 Things Women Will Never Get Tired Of

8 Things Women Will Never Get Tired Of

This year for Valentine’s Day, I bought myself a bouquet of flowers.

As I sat admiring the fresh petals on our counter, my husband waltzed in, his whistle dying on his lips. “What the heck?” he said, his face registering confusion. “I thought you said you hated flowers? That they were a waste of money?” Read more


When Your Kid Argues About Everything

When Your Kid Argues About Everything

We were making breakfast one morning when my daughter said, in the middle of a conversation that was not contentious, “I really like to argue.” The adults in the room didn’t laugh but exchanged an exclaimed look. We talked about the enjoyment of a good argument. Maybe you’ll be a debater, we said. I thought of my grandfather Bengtson, who could construct an argument out of seemingly inarguable things, like the weather. Read more

The Mom Funk

The Mom Funk

I can’t put my finger on it. Whether it’s the stifling heat, or the fact that my third kid is now a walking toddler (who is everywhere), or maybe just the restlessness of all the children combined, this summer has felt harder than summers of the past. My to-do list is a fucking mile long and I really couldn’t care less. I’ve just been putting everything off and spending time reading. Read more

Mom, Why Are You So Mad

Mom, Why Are You So Mad?

Mom, why are you so mad?

Those few words coming out of the mouth of my tiny little girl who just turned 3; heartbreaking.

I wasn’t even “mad.” It was just another day. She was sitting on the potty and I had gone in to pick up the toy she dropped, for the third time. I must have let out a big sigh, which is what prompted her to ask me that question in her sweet little voice. Read more

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