Does trauma get passed down from one generation to another?

In Susan Cain’s new book, Bittersweet, she briefly discusses epigenetic research and how we pass down trauma from older generations to younger ones. In studies of multiple generations of mice, those who are exposed to trauma can pass down trauma to their offspring and beyond, even if they don’t raise the mice as their own.

An Amazingly Meaningful Family Gift: Family History Memory Game

Are you wondering what to get for children, grandchildren, parents or even grandparents this holiday season? Look no further! I have the perfect idea that can fit every budget and that’s bound to be a hit. It’s a Family History Memory Game. No holds barred, the year that I gifted this to my parents andContinue reading “An Amazingly Meaningful Family Gift: Family History Memory Game”

The Art of Gathering: A Book Review

The Art of Gathering by Priya Parker focuses on the interpersonal, connective part of gathering rather than the logistics. If you’ve ever been an introvert stuck at a party where the hosts just expect everyone to have a good time if there’s enough food and humans, you are going to love this book!

The Wedding Advice Nobody Gave Me

On my flight home from my honeymoon, I had a lot of thoughts on my mind, so I decided to blog about it. That was back in 2015, and to this day, I still get requests from friends and family to share this blog with them or loved ones. I’m reposting here and would loveContinue reading “The Wedding Advice Nobody Gave Me”

Easy Frozen Taquitos

You may enjoy frozen taquitos from the freezer section of your local grocery store, but I much prefer lately to make them myself and freeze! They are delicious and so easy to do. Here’s the recipe for some of the most delicious freeze ahead taquitos for your family. Ingredients and Instructions Set your oven toContinue reading “Easy Frozen Taquitos”

Homemade Yogurt (the easy way)

When I first got an instant pot I saw the yogurt function, and I was so skeptical. I didn’t even love yogurt, except for Trader Joe’s yogurt. But I decided to try it, and after failing a few times, I got the hang of it and now my family LOVES homemade yogurt and I doContinue reading “Homemade Yogurt (the easy way)”

The 2022 New Year’s Resolution You Need: Ritualize your food

If you’re like me, you vaguely think about a New Years’ resolution but then you forget about it and move on to other things. I don’t like New Year’s resolutions and I don’t think most people do. You can choose to make a fresh start anytime you want. Literally anytime. But not all resolutions, orContinue reading “The 2022 New Year’s Resolution You Need: Ritualize your food”

Valentine’s Woven Paper Heart Template

I’m all about the family traditions, so when I was writing about my Danish heritage and the paper hearts we like to make to put on the tree, I realized how cute a Valentines day paper heart craft would be for putting candy inside! You can download my free Valentines Paper Heart template here (makeContinue reading “Valentine’s Woven Paper Heart Template”

Danish Christmas Traditions

I expect that most families light up with joy when you ask them what Christmas traditions they enjoy. Something about this season is absolutely magical! Traditions make me feel so connected to people, both past and present. My grandma comes from the “old country” and she and my dad made sure we valued and understoodContinue reading “Danish Christmas Traditions”