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Teaching Kindness This Holiday Season

Teaching kindness may be more important now than it has ever been. Every day we are confronted with new reasons to turn off the news: gun violence, assault, terrorism, climate change, bullying. We may be statistically safer than we’ve ever been, but it sure doesn’t feel like it. Watch the news, and the world can […]

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3 Movies that teach gratitude

The season of gratitude is here! It’s time to Boo your neighbor, prep for Thanksgiving, and teach your kids to be gracious when they open the extra large value pack of socks from Aunt Matilda at Christmas. Adding one more task to our already full plate seems overwhelming, but with these movies, you can sneak […]

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My New Favorite Thanksgiving Tradition: Outsourcing It!

I grew up having pretty traditional family Thanksgiving. Visitors from out-of-town, a huge turkey and all the trimmings, what seemed like as many pies as people. My mom prepared for days, no, WEEKS, for this one giant meal. The menu was always the same, because everyone had their non-negotiable favorites. It was predictable, delicious, and […]

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The Toddler Horror Show

Vampires, ghosts, goblins, werewolves, zombies …all scary, sure. But if one came knocking on my door with the intention to frighten me, I would be like, “Um, no, not today. You’re going to have to try again because I’m the mother of a toddler.” If you’ve ever lived under the same roof as a toddler, or you know […]

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