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Empty Nesters: What Traditions Do You Do For the Holidays?

December 14th, 2010

What Traditions Do You Do For the Holidays? By Natalie Caine, M.A. NABBW’s Empty Nest Expert Empty Nesters, Boomers and those in life transitions, share their traditions: Read a children\’s book Christmas Eve and then add it to the collection for your children when they will be parents Make candy apples while playing favorite holiday sing along songs Open one present Christmas Eve Open the stocking in bed in the morning even when the children are older than 17 or they don\’t get the stocking. Cuddle time is good at any age Take a hike Go to the movies Visit relatives Make seasoned... Read More

The Reindeer Keeper: Believe Again

October 19th, 2010

The Reindeer Keeper: Believe Again Barbara Briggs Ward with illustrations by Suzanne Langelier-Lebeda www.thereindeerkeeper.com Reviewed by:  Anne Holmes for the NABBW This story about kindergarten teacher Abbey, her lumberyard owner husband Steve and what happens to them when they move into a turn-of-the-century farmhouse  located on more than 120 acres “somewhere off County Route 12” is a Hallmark movie waiting to happen. As we meet them, they are walking their newly acquired property for the first time. It is a few days before Christmas, and they are hunting for the perfect Christmas... Read More