Tag Archives: holidays

My Most Favorite Thing

I have waited all summer for this week. Do you know what it is? It’s New Agenda Week! {While Hallmark seems to have created a holiday for almost everything they haven’t for this yet – so patent pending!}  As a Mom, I … Continue reading

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A Rather Atypical Mother’s Day

Well this was definitely one for the memory books! For Mother’s Day today we spent the day at school, where Little Cutie competed in a Sumo Wrestling Tournament!   She’s been participating in the Sumo Club for a few weeks, and … Continue reading

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Gotta Love a Sugar Buzz

It’s almost Valentine’s Day, and there’s nothing a bunch of little girls love more than a day filled with sugar! So I invited a few of The Cuties’ friends and their Mommies over for an afternoon of decorating cookies.  I … Continue reading

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Good Fortune for Girlies

The Cuties love to open fortune cookies after Chinese food, but often the existential and sometimes obscure nature of the fortunes leave them a wee bit disappointed. So when I saw this DIY fortune cookie project from Martha {don’t you … Continue reading

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A Hanukkah Dolphin Swim

For a couple of years now, our tradition has been that Cute Husband and I give The Cuties an “experiential” present as our Hanukkah gift. Last year was a trip to Mystic Aquarium in Connecticut where we participated in a … Continue reading

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Festival of Lights, Apartment-Style

I narrowed the Hanukkah decorations down to a single Rubbermaid bin for the trip across the world and last week we unpacked it and set to work. Cute Husband was a bit baffled by this effort as we will be … Continue reading

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A Great Miracle Happened Here

And by that I mean I hand sewed something. Seriously, this project was untouched by my beloved glue gun, I swear to you.  Trust me, there were times I was tempted.  Because as usual, the idea in my head was … Continue reading

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Tiptoeing into the Holidays

Thanksgiving has come and gone rather quietly in Tokyo.  No national holiday.  No days off school or work.  No Black Friday shopping extravaganza.  Just a delicious buffet at the American Club with many of our friends and fellow Expats where … Continue reading

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Meiji Jingu Visit

So my friend Linda and I have tried to find a time to go to Meiji Shrine for over a month now and we just haven’t been able to make it happen {including a guilt-ridden cancellation on my part a … Continue reading

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Halloween, Tokyo-Style

In our mad dash to get everything we needed before leaving for Japan, we scrambled to address “The Halloween Issue.”  We’d been told that Halloween in Japan is a big deal in recent years, but like everything else, costumes were … Continue reading

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