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20 Things I Want My Children to Understand About Christmas

“What’s on your Christmas list this year?” It’s a question that I have heard regularly all month long. I’ve been asked by my husband, my parents, my friends and colleagues. I’ve asked the same question to my husband, our daughter, my parents, my brother, my in-laws, our nieces and nephews, our friends, and my colleagues. […]

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Making Magic Easy – Elf Donuts and Reindeer Food

The MAGIC of the holidays… what does that even mean?  Maybe you’re one of those people who loves to go above and beyond when it comes to making Christmas magical. Maybe you’re just trying to find easy, cheap ways to keep your kids entertained indoors. Maybe Hopefully, you are just focusing on creating memories. Either way, you’re […]

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I Don’t Know What I’m Doing

If you wanted to excel at something (say, crocheting for example), what would you do? First, there is the theory of crocheting. You’d probably start by picking up some beginning crocheting books/magazines, following a couple blogs, and watching You Tube videos to get a basic understanding of what crocheting is and how it’s done. After […]

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Having Patience and Faith While Waiting to Adopt

There are moments in life that require patience. Things like standing in a long line at a store during the holiday season or keeping your child entertained while at a very busy drive-thru require you to stay composed. Then there are times where no amount of patience seems to be enough. Waiting for the arrival of a […]

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Out of the Mouths of Babes: The Crazy Stuff Our Kids Say

My daughter is many things: smart, frustrating, beautiful, exhausting, snarky, genuine, honest, loving… and hilarious.  The things that come out of that girl’s mouth just crack me up.  There will be times that she is being both so incredibly naughty and so incredibly funny that her father and I will have to bite our cheeks […]

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You Are Not Alone: Raising a Child With a Mental Illness Diagnosis

October is OCD Awareness month. I’d like to dedicate this piece to honor those who struggle with OCD or any other mental illness. Remember that you are not alone. At the age of 15, I was diagnosed with clinical OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder). I would like to state that someone who has OCD is not someone that […]

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