Our Quest to Create Family Traditions

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Along with new motherhood came a realization that I wanted --and needed-- more tradition and ritual in my life. Growing up, my family ate dinner together nearly every night (thanks, mom and dad!). We managed a Great American Roadtrip every summer. And all the major holidays had their celebratory meals and family visits. The gist of some of those habits have carried over into my adult life. But there was a good 10+ year lull between my childhood life and creating my own family, and I've noticed a few gaps in our family rituals. So I've been searching for prayers, celebrations, and traditions … [Read more...]