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    Chasing the Dream: Be present with your dreams

    It’s so easy to get caught up in our future plans. But along the way, doing so can leave us unappreciative of the present. Don’t let...
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    Practicing Gratitude: Note cards and joy

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    When was the last time you sat down with a pen and paper, wrote a note to a friend and dropped it in the mail? There's something...
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    Practicing gratitude: 10 Simple ways to show gratitude to your kids

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    We all love to feel important and appreciated and children are no exception. Here are some simple, but powerful ways to make your...
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    If you're grateful and you know it, write a note!

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    Thank you notes are a lovely way to show others that you truly appreciate them. By teaching our kids why and how to write them,...
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    Rocky Road and Rainbows: Losing a father and appreciating life

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    I lost my father before I even had the chance to know him. Although I have no real memories of him, he managed to leave me with the...
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    Monday Mom challenge: Have more fun this fall

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    The kids are settled into school and the household routine is chugging along. It’s not quite the November/December holiday crazy...
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    How to celebrate your relationship

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    It's the season of love -- what better time to celebrate your relationship than now? Here's a variety of tips and ideas to flatter...
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    Help your kids learn to be thankful

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    With Christmas ads already inundating the airwaves, it can be difficult to set the right Thanksgiving tone with your children. The...
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    How to create holiday traditions with your kids

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    When your children think back on their formative years, what holiday traditions will they remember? Will they remember the serious,...
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    Monday Mom challenge: Be grateful AND appreciative

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    It’s that time of year. Thanksgiving and the December holidays are rapidly approaching and it’s time to count our blessings for the...
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    Make every day a thanks-giving day

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    The winter holiday season is a pressure-filled time of year, both emotionally and physically. As a mom, it can be particularly...