november 2012 – traditions – monthly theme post listing

Happy Thanksgiving to those of you from the United States!! To the rest of you, Happy Thursday! ūüôā

Below are the posts for our November 2012 Monthly Theme Post topic, “Traditions.” Enjoy!

Suggested Prompts:

  • How do you choose which traditions to create/follow in your family?
  • Are your traditions based on your family history, culture, religion, or some combination of the three?
  • What is your favorite tradition for your kid(s)? Did you also do it as a child?
  • Do you have a set plan of traditions you want to introduce, or do you just ‚Äúgo with the flow?‚ÄĚ
  • How do you reconcile differences of opinion between you and your partner or you and your extended family in what the tradition ‚Äúshould‚ÄĚ be for your child?

Contributing Bloggers:

  1. Maggie of iMags¬†says “Miracles are a reality in our family. We have a very mixed-up household tradition-wise, and celebrate many Holidays and traditions. While we mix it up, I have also tried to implement our own family traditions, which are unique to our crazy little family.” Check out her post about “Miracles!”
  2. Sarah from Mommyhood after Fertility Frustration¬†talks about “Blending old family Christmas traditions with new ideas to make our own unique memories.” in her post, “Traditionally Traditional.”
  3. Josey¬†of My Cheap Version of Therapy¬†talks about how she and her husband have melded together their traditions in “Traditions – Past, Present, and Future.
  4. mandski has a direct approach in her “Holiday Traditions” post, saying “We’re holiday celebration failures over here.”
  5. Ms. Future PharmD¬†talks about “Traditions we’ve developed in the last 4 years as parents plus some including our extended families” in her post, “Traditions!
  6. Jules of Two Pink Tulips says that she is “”working through my need to Do It Perfectly every year, and learning how to mix our traditions from our own childhoods into our new interfaith household” in her post,¬†“Tra-di-tiooooon, Tradition!”
  7. christine of believing in june¬†says her post, “traditions” is “a¬†post about the traditions I hope to have for my little family.”
  8. Fiona of Life Amongst the Palm Trees¬†talks about “a childhood lacking in holiday traditions… or so I thought!” in her post, “Holiday Traditions.”
  9. Levi,¬†a Jew, discusses how he and Angela, not a Jew, are building their own family traditions with their son in “Tradition, Tradition!” over at¬†Three is a Magic Number.
  10. Missy of My Scarlet Baby¬†says that “My favorite traditions” is about “Sharing my favorite tradition with my son.”
  11. Kalyn of The Kasun Family¬†has a “Talk about past traditions and what has changed them now that we have a child!” in her post, “Traditions.”
  12. Delynn from Slaying, Blogging, Whatever…¬†talks about “Traditions based on our Geeky nature” in “Geeky Traditions.”
  13. Emma¬†over at Emma in Mommyland¬†discusses “Traditions I had growing up and ones I’d like to start now that I have a family of my own” in her post, “Holiday Traditions.”
  14. April¬†from R. Sativus¬†does “A review of some of my favorites from our many family traditions” in “Tradition!
  15. SRB from little chicken nuggets gives us her thoughts on the criminal careers of the Tooth Fairy and Santa (and some sad, some nice memories too!) in her post “Thoughts on Breaking and Entering (A Post About Traditions).”
  16. Gemini Momma from Three Geminis and a Sagittarius discusses Waking up the Old People (and Other Traditions).
  17. Chon at Life Begins brings us some Traditions: Oz Style.

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november 2012 – monthly theme post – traditions

Traditions.

They are certainly different for everyone. Some people’s traditions are rooted in family – some in their culture – some in their religion…and most people seem to use a combination of any/all of those factors when creating their own traditions for their families.

When my daughter was born, I honestly hadn’t thought much about what traditions I wanted to start with her. I’m a picture fanatic, so I started a “tradition” of doing a weekly and monthly photo shoot with her, but beyond that, I had not (and still have not)¬†¬†given it much thought. ¬†However, now that she is older and I’ve watched my blog friends talk about experiences ranging from their annual pumpkin patch visit to their kids’ birthday morning meal, ¬†it’s suddenly occurring to me that I had better get on that if I want to start any long-standing traditions in my daughter’s life! How about you? Has the upcoming holiday season spurred you into action regarding traditions?

Suggested Writing Prompts:

  • How do you choose which traditions to create/follow in your family?
  • Are your traditions based on your family history, culture, religion, or some combination of the three?
  • What is your favorite tradition for your kid(s)? Did you also do it as a child?
  • Do you have a set plan of traditions you want to introduce, or do you just “go with the flow?”
  • How do you reconcile differences of opinion between you and your partner or you and your extended family in what the tradition “should” be for your child?

Feel free to write using the prompts above or go off on any tangent you would like. ūüôā Entries for the link up are due by next Wednesday, November 21st at midnight CST. ¬†The full list of links will be posted on Thursday, November 22nd (American Thanksgiving Day!). Please fill out the form below to submit your post.

As always, if you do not have a blog of your own, feel free to leave your thoughts in the comments of this post and we will link to your comment in the final list that goes up next Thursday. Thank you!

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