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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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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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Raising Grateful Children

Today, on my way to work, I was listening to the morning radio show, and they were speaking to a 12-year-old girl who started her very own nonprofit organization when she was just 4 years old (with the help of her mother). At the age of four, her mom had wanted to give her favorite […]

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