New traditions for a changed world

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Send letters of thanks, prayers or your child's drawings to rescue workers and the families who lost relatives on September 11th via the above address.

Patriotic Moms www.patrioticmom.com This new site sprung up after 9/11 and is filled with essays and thoughts from moms across the nation. It also features expert advice on how to talk to your kids about terrorism, information on patriotic sites to visit, and a place to share drawings and photos by children. You'll also find a message board, helpful links and patriotic projects.

Back To the Family by Dr. Ray Guarendi In this book, Dr. Guarendi offers lessons from "100 of America's happiest families." He discusses what makes a happy family and offers advice on creating a strong family life.

Just Family Nights: 60 Activities to Keep Your Family Together in a World Falling Apart by Susan Vogt Your family will always have something to do together with this book. An excellent collection of ideas for family nights that are seasonal, spiritual or related to topics of social justice.

New Traditions: Redefining Celebrations for Today's Family by Susan A. Lieberman Lieberman shows how, when old tradition fail, families can invent or adopt new ones. New Traditions will inspire anyone who feels the urge to celebrate special occasions and everyday life with simple, yet creative customs and rituals.

How to Bury a Goldfish: And 113 Other Family Rituals for Everyday Life by Virginia E. Lang and Louise B. Nayer This book instills meaning in the passages of everyday life. It melds many of the world's oldest traditions with contemporary celebrations, allowing people to honor life's events in tangible ways. It is a recipe book for creating celebration and ceremony around special moments in our lives.

The Heart of a Family by Meg Cox This inspiring book explains why it's important to infuse your family's life with ritual and tradition, and offers suggestions of ways to start your own. It gives examples of hundreds of families who have started their own traditions ranging from a literary Advent calendar for the 25 days leading up to Christmas to a "Good deed paper chain" where family members rip off a piece of the chain and do the deed written on it.

 

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