Category Archives: Celebrations

A Mitzvah of a Project

Big Cutie’s Bat Mitzvah is in just five short weeks. One of the requirements of this day is that she design and implement a service project, and so six months ago she came up with the idea that she would … Continue reading

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The First Last

We are back in Tokyo and are all suddenly feeling like there’s a giant clock ticking down our time left in Japan .  The Cuties will randomly mention something they did last Winter or Spring they didn’t realize would be … Continue reading

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I’m All Choked Up

I’ve been a bit weepy the last couple of days. All happy tears, I promise. And I’m not overly hormonal {no more so than usual at least}. Big Cutie had her end of the year Choir Concert and sang so … Continue reading

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Pediatric Stroke Awareness Month

May has begun here in Tokyo, and with it starts Pediatric Stroke Awareness Month. It’s important to talk about Pediatric Strokes, because I suspect most people are like us and don’t know kids have strokes until it affects you personally. … Continue reading

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The Year I Completely Blew Off Hanukkah

And there’s no making up for it since the Miracle that was Thanksgivukkah won’t happen again for almost 8,000 years. Talk about blowing it as a blogger. But I just wasn’t feeling it this year. The whole Expat-Thanksgiving-lack of family-hard … Continue reading

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Because Two Heads are Better Than One!

Remember last year when I mentioned how the husband and I had issues about dressing up for Halloween and wearing costumes, so figuring out what to wear that worked around all that could be a challenge?  And so we solved … Continue reading

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A Sweet Little Birthday

We celebrated all weekend with Big Cutie as she turned 12. I kept wondering if we stretched this particular birthday out if we could make 12 last longer and avoid hitting the teenager years as long as possible. As always, … Continue reading

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