Category Archives: Family

The One Page of ‘Harry Potter’ That Always Makes Me Cry

The One Page of ‘Harry Potter’ That Always Makes Me Cry

It’s not the on-page deaths in ‘Harry Potter’ that make me weepy. It’s the cut-short promise of a mother’s love. Read More

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Dear Hugh Jackman: A Birthday to Remember

Dear Hugh Jackman: A Birthday to Remember

The week before my niece’s twelfth birthday party, I got a call from my sister asking if we (my son, husband, and I) would dress up as Ayla’s favorite stars for the event. I knew there must be a story behind this. There was. My sister wrote it in her own words, and I felt the message of dreams and family was meant to be shared with a wider audience. Enjoy. Read More

5 Tricks to Help You Introduce Your Kid to Their Hero

5 Tricks to Help You Introduce Your Kid to Their Hero

Meeting Austin St. John was overwhelming for my whole family, but for my 7-year-old, this was a chance to meet her hero. Since we only found out about his attendance at Awesome-Con with about sixteen hours to prepare, things got pretty frantic. This checklist helped us get ready for the event and have a great time introducing our daughter to her hero. Read More