Dear Rochester Moms, Someone needs to say it. It doesn't get said enough - so here goes. At Christmastime, it can feel like you're stuck behind the eight ball. As a mom, you are taking care of all of the...
Growing up, we would always visit my grandfather for Christmas Eve and he would take our whole family out to a fancy restaurant for dinner. I remember getting dressed up in sparkly dresses, sitting at the table with the...
This is the third installment in a series where Rochester Mom Collective highlights families who are celebrating more than the conventional, traditional Christmas holiday this season. These traditions are usually the result of an intercultural and/or interfaith family. We...
With the holidays upon us, chances are that you'll be heading to a festive gathering over the next several weeks. And it's possible that you're looking to bring something other than Rice Krispie Treats. I've got you covered as...
This is the second installment in a series where Rochester Mom Collective highlights the holiday traditions of an intercultural and/or interfaith family in our community. We recognize these families for the hard work they put into blending the traditions...
Many have heard of the pickle ornament tradition by now, but if you're in the dark about this tricksy fun let me explain. The origins of the pickle ornament are seemingly German, however, the actual story is largely unknown...
For a lot of us, the autumn into winter holiday season is a time to share with our children the traditions we enjoyed when we were young. It is also a time to start new traditions with our own...
Sometimes, the holiday season can feel like it is filled with more stress than joy. That can be because of the natural business of the season. Or it can be because you are navigating grief, loss, or other challenging...
As moms, we have a lot to handle, especially at Christmastime. Through all of the hustle and bustle though, I try to make sure to remember to let the people who have touched our lives this year that we...
'Tis the time of year where we have parties, shopping, concerts, and family visits. Christmastime can put our already busy schedules into overdrive. It is important to our family that we dedicate time to slowing down and being intentional...

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