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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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Teaching Children Gratitude

A sign hangs in our kitchen that says “Be Grateful.” A simple statement, but loaded with meaning. I search for ways to teach my children gratitude — to prevent their feeling entitled to anything. Thankfully, my children, for the most part, are grateful children. However, moments exist when entitlement consumes them. When that happens, we’ve learned a few ways to deal with […]

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Harry Potter and The Life Lessons

Harry Potter and The Life Lessons

In honor of the release of Harry Potter and The Cursed Child, I wanted to share some life lessons I think are to be learned from the Harry Potter series. I learned these lessons myself, while growing up reading the books. And I hope to pass them on to my daughter as she grows. *Spoilers […]

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