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Have Yourself A Healthy Little Christmas

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With clever planning and creative thinking, families can offset the holiday-induced overload of sweets by staging entertaining and meaningful activities that are low or no-sugar. ... Read full article

Carrot-Shaped Crayons

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The Art of Thrifting

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Swipe Right on Your Dream Home

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I am in the throes of house hunting. During this process, I have realized an interesting truth about looking for a home. It mirrors dating exactly. Complete with all the anxiety and roller coaster emotions. I have identified four steps of house datin... Read full article

For the Love of the Arts

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When Jenny Ballard was 11 years old, her parents took her to see a play. It was Shakespeare’s As You Like It–an experience that she’s never forgotten. “I remember the way it transformed the way I thought about the world,” she says. “From the lights g... Read full article



I Choose Thanksgiving!

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I love Thanksgiving and do not want to hurry it out the door.So, I plan to savor this season until November 24. Then I will focus on Christmas. But until then, you can find me dreaming of green bean casserole, applesauce jello, and rice dressing. ... Read full article

Go On a Kindermoon!

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You’ve heard of a honeymoon and a babymoon, but what about a kindermoon? A kindermoon is the latest trend in travel, where a family takes a special vacation just before one of their children starts kindergarten. Yes, this idea probably first came abo... Read full article

Changing the Game: Is it Wise to Specialize?

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Gone are the days of children playing multiple sports just for fun. Now, many kids are playing one sport year round to become elite athletes. This athletic trend is called sports specialization. Is it always a good idea?... Read full article

Making Your Own Dreams and Goals a Priority

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After a few soul sucking years of saying “maybe one day” and getting through the toddler years, I couldn’t pretend that I didn’t have these dreams anymore. I went back to the drawing board to figure out how to make my own goals & dreams a priority.... Read full article

Snow Friend Ornament

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