In our house, we’re heading straight into birthday season. Each of my four boys and my husband have birthdays between late September and Christmas — we celebrate a birthday in September, one in October, one in November, and two in December. Whew!
As you can probably imagine, the wham-bam nature of my boys’ birthdays leave little time or money for elaborate celebrations. Instead, I’ve embraced the concept of the “good-enough” birthday by creating birthdays full of nurturing and special — but super-simple — traditions. Here are a few little things we do every year, along with some ideas I’ve collected from fellow parents: