From Our GIRLilla Warfare Family To Yours: Happy Thanksgivukkah xoxo

By Lisa Barr

So when was the last time Thanksgiving and Chanukkah fell on the same day? Whether or not you are Jewish … the Festival of Lights lands on the Day of Gratitude. In other words, throw Latkes & Stuffing together — and we are nation that has never seen such a celebration of carbs. It has been a year of blessings, challenges, great moments, tough ones, sprinkled with those ordinary days of just trying to make it all happen and end up breathing. But we’ve been through it together. You and Me.

My Readers, My Writers, My Peeps. Lots to be thankful for.

If you look at it in “dreidel” terms — I spun lucky with my GW family — Fab Designer Dave Stepen and his “Appdroplet” partner-in-crime Tom Sutton, Teen Expert (who never misses an opportunity to share her truth) Debby Shulman, Sexpert (love that term, LOVE HER) E.J. Gordon, Beauty Babe (inside & out) Arden Edelcup, Mompreneur (I literally take notes from her column to my dinner table) Jamie Kanner, our social networker Jessica “I’ll Take Manhattan” Jaksich, my publicist (and Literary Wife) Marcy Padorr, and a fabulous host of GW contributors.  On a personal note — none of this could happen without the constant support of my family, especially Davey & The Girls. This blog is truly blessed with wonderful writers and friends, and those who never shy away from what is real, meaningful, and affecting suburban Moms on a daily, (and in EJ’s case) — nightly basis.

I can’t begin to tell you how many times I’m approached wherever I go  — the grocery store, health club, carpool, Starbucks, restaurants, cleaners, doctors’ appointments (even my shrink’s office), by those who have read the blog, took a goodie bag of advice home with them … AND it made a difference.

From an editor’s standpoint, it doesn’t get better.

My friends — I wish all of you, from all of us, a beautiful holiday with your loved ones. For those of you whose college kids are home for the holiday — extra hugs. I literally cry silently when I think of the day just around the corner when my eldest heads off on that same journey …

So, Girlfriends … Love A lot , Laugh A lot, Eat A lot (screw the guilt) — and “Happy Thanksgivukkah”… May your hearts be full, and your homes be blessed and shine brightly with those faces that mean everything to you.

With Love xoxo

GIRLilla Warfare

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