Magazine article Working Mother

Our Festive Families

Magazine article Working Mother

Our Festive Families

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our Festive Families

Working Mother editors share cool and quirky holiday rituals from the past and present.

when we were kids, my parents would hide our hanukkah presents in different spots around the house. then they'd cut out arrows from colored construction paper- one color for each child-and tape them all over the walls, doors and furniture to lead us to our respective gifts. once we found them all, we'd bring our gifts to the living room and open them together. -Ilisa Cohen, Senior Editor

we take empty suitcases and, even if it's snowing or freezing, run around outside with them; a half run doesn't count. it may seem goofy, but to us it's about the hope that we get to travel in the coming year. it's fun to do at midnight with a bunch of screaming adults and kids trying to run fast to keep warm (we don't wear jackets). Afterward, we all fall into snowdrifts. -Jennifer Parris, Staff Write

we're a cross-cultural family. …

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