When did the small holidays become the big ones?

Thanks, Hallmark, for making a bigger deal out of every little holiday.  It’s a minefield to be a parent these days, because if you forget to leave something that the leprechaun would have left, you are screwed.  Your kids know, they remember, and remind you incessantly.  Awesome. So when did this all happen?  Was it … More When did the small holidays become the big ones?

Wowed.

Every now and again, there is something that makes you happy, makes you smile.  You try to make those moments last forever.  Many times, I find myself just looking wistfully at my kids, until they snap me out of it with a cute smile and a “what, momma?”  It makes you happy to just look … More Wowed.