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Teaching Our Kids to Give Back During the Holidays

If your children are anything like mine, they begin compiling their holiday wish lists around (if not before) October. “Ooooh, I want that!” my preschooler shrieks, her eyes feasting upon a commercial featuring eight-year-olds and glitter body art. (Um, no.) “Mama, can I get that for Christmas? Pllleeease?” Ah, yes…to a child, what else are […]

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Turkey Counting Puzzle: If I Could Make This, So Can You

So there I was, feeling inadequate as a meal planner, home decorator, and human being.  You know: Pinterest.  Just before I succumbed to the particular form of despair that overtakes those who know only two ways to tie a scarf, I stumbled upon an adorable–and seemingly doable–felt Christmas tree activity.  It’s too early in the year […]

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Thanksgiving Tips

I love hosting Thanksgiving! I come from a close, extended family and our regular ‘ol Sunday gatherings easily exceed 15 people. I embrace family gatherings and it warmed my heart last week when Dude said Thanksgiving was his favorite holiday, because “it was strictly about family and giving thanks.”  I always like to go the […]

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Halloween Crafts for Kids

I’m willing to bet that every store you visit is full of Halloween decorations and costumes now that October is only a weekend away! If you are anything like me then you must be super excited! This is a time to be fun, spooky, and creative with monsters and more.  Around the 2nd week of September, […]

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