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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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Creating a Thankfulness Tree

Last year, I started the tradition of creating a Thankfulness Tree. I love this craft because it makes the home look more “Thanksgiving-ish” and creates a huge visual reminder to be thankful. Plus, this project is quite easy even for the non-crafter to do!  One brisk October morning, I headed out my front door on the […]

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Jars of Memories

I have a slightly unusual tradition that I stumbled into for my kids. Before my first child was born, my work friends threw me a little “happy pregnancy” party when I announced I was preggo. At the party, they had apple cider and donuts—because I’m from Michigan, and this is a fall tradition there that […]

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