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Read Across America — Ways to Celebrate

Read Across America was created as a way to motivate kids to get their nose in a book and read. The annual event is held on March 2—the birthday of one of America’s most cherished children’s authors, Dr. Seuss. Now in its 20th year of existence, the message gets stronger each year.   Studies have […]

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When Good Enough (Not Great) Is Really Enough

Me? I’m a typical first-born. I find a huge amount of satisfaction in crossing things off my to-do list. I follow directions (to a T), crave approval for a job well done, and like order and structure in my life. However, becoming a mom really messed with that first-born persona. The phrase “good enough”? Not one used by […]

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Everything Will Be Perfect When . . .

I’m not exactly sure when that sentence started to dominate my life.  The earliest time I remember it really becoming prominent in my inner dialogue was in college. “Everything will be perfect when I can just get a boyfriend.” The feminist inside me is rolling her eyes so hard right now. B,ut sadly, that is what […]

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10 Ways Your Kids Can Participate in #GivingTuesday

According to Volunteer #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season. Timed for when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving. One […]

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