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    Practicing Gratitude: Gifts for fostering gratitude

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    Most of us would like to learn to live more in the present and appreciate the small moments of joy in each day. But, with life’s...
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    Practicing Gratitude: Small moments in a sea of grief

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    As I all struggle to make sense of the recent tragic loss of twenty20 innocent children in Newtown, Connecticut, waves of sadness...
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    Practicing Gratitude: Step up to the mic!

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    This year I had the opportunity to be a cast member in the Listen to your Mother Show and it changed me in a profound way. Next...
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    Practicing Gratitude: Tantrums at Target

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    My husband and I were certain that all of the reading we did while I was pregnant prepared us to be great parents. Our daughter came...
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    Practicing Gratitude: Name that tune

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    Letting my daughter go off to kindergarten was one of the most difficult things I've had to do since becoming a parent. I had no...
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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: Five minutes from mom

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    If you compiled a list of things that no one tells you about parenting before you have children, you could fill a parenting book....
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    Practicing Gratitude: Infertility and a puppy

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    After nearly two years of struggling with secondary infertility, our family finally brought home a new baby this weekend. Although...
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    Practicing Gratitude: A healthy reminder

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    Sometimes it takes hearing another woman's story of survival to help you see that in many ways you aren't truly living... that in...
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    Practicing Gratitude: Miscarriage and heartbreak

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    When you’re suffering from a miscarriage, it can feel as though you’re the only person who has ever felt such tremendous heartache....
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    Practicing Gratitude: Strength in numbers

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    Sometimes the difference between forever carrying around your dreams and actually making them come true is as simple as putting your...
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    Practicing Gratitude: Smiling through tears

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    When they hand you your first baby, there is no way you can possibly know just how quickly the years will pass. They’re tiny and...
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    Wise words from Cinderella's Fairy Godmother

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    I recently had the opportunity to meet JP O’Connor and hear her stories of her mother, Mary Alice O’Connor, the inspiration for...
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    Practicing Gratitude: Rediscovering reading

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    I’ve always had a stack of books on my nightstand. Both fiction and non-fiction titles waited in a neat pile for me to crack their...
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    Practicing Gratitude: Refocusing on what's important

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    Each week, I sit down and mull over the past week or so to decide which moment to share with you here. This week, that was much...
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    Practicing Gratitude: Facing kindergarten

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    Parenting has proven to be an exercise in learning to let go one step at a time. I've tried to handle it with grace, but as my...
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    Practicing Gratitude: Finding gratitude after the heartbreaking loss of a child

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    There's no denying that it's easier to feel gratitude when life goes smoothly. But when life hands you unspeakable heartache, how do...
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    Practicing Gratitude: Best books on gratitude

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    What if you woke up tomorrow with only the things that you expressed gratitude for today? Of all of the beautiful things in your...
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    Practicing gratitude: Childhood exploration meets helicopter parenting

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    Memories of my childhood include plenty of unsupervised time for exploration and adventure. But my children are having a very...
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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...