Posts Tagged: new home

How to Plan for Winter in a New Home

Is this your first winter in a new home? The holidays are fast approaching and you’re thinking about where to put the tree, how many you can have to dinner at Christmas or New Year’s, and where’s the best place to hide the gifts from the kids, and your spouse. Great! You should think about those things, for that’s the joy of the winter holidays. But have you thought about what it means to be a home owner in winter, especially if ... Read more

Honey, How Do We Tell the Kids We’re Moving?

I was four years old when my parents moved from Raleigh, N.C. to the mountains. Like most four-year-olds, I didn’t have a lot of say in the matter. No one asked me if I wanted to leave behind my little sandbox, and the green bean vines under which I'd found a bunny, or my Strawberry Shortcake-decorated room. Dad got a new job. We were moving. I didn’t get to say no, but my parents did their best to involve me in the ... Read more