A Festive Christmas in San Miguel de Allende

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We’re Having a — Merry — Christmas Without the Kids This Year

By Barbara Falconer Newhall Note: I'm taking Christmas week off, so I'm offering a post that faithful readers saw back in August when holiday plans were … [Read more...]

It’s August, But It’s Not Too Soon to Wonder — Can Christmas Be Christmas Without the Kids?

By Barbara Falconer Newhall Christmas has gotten to be a scheduling nightmare. Peter lives in Minnesota. Christina lives in Southern California. Jon and … [Read more...]

A Case of the Human Condition: Our Christmas Candy Is — Gone!

By Barbara Falconer Newhall My son Peter's girlfriend's mom has a lot of good qualities. She gardens, she composts, she giggles at my jokes, she adores … [Read more...]

Found: Big Bucks in My Sock Drawer. Lost: My Mother

By Barbara Falconer Newhall Wow. The other day I found four – count 'em four – brand new hundred-dollar bills in my sock drawer. They were tucked in an … [Read more...]