How To Plan Christmas In A Multigenerational, Multiblended Family Without Duels To The Death

How To Plan Christmas In A Multigenerational, Multiblended Family Without Duels To The Death

By Carrie Eckles The bulk of my childhood was spent splitting Christmas day between the houses of both of my grandmothers’. For lunch, we would go to my dad’s mom’s (Ma’s) house; for supper, we would go to my mom’s mom’s (Grandmommy’s) house. And it was very evenly split like that until my mom’s mom […]

Love, Life, and Family-Mend Fences at the Holidays

Love, Life, and Family-Mend Fences at the Holidays

By Carrie Eckles   December 25, 2012 will be my first Christmas without my mom. The furthest I’ve ever been away from her was a six hour drive. There isn’t a greater distance than the distance between life and death. And I’m not talking about the afterlife or how they’re in your heart—they’re always close […]