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Happy & you know it

To My Kids: If You’re Happy And You Know It, Be Grateful

I stand in the kitchen washing breakfast dishes, listening to the sounds of a household getting organized. My husband packs helmets and goggles into ski bags. My 10-year-old wraps up his morning video game session. And upstairs my 8-year-old is playing the blues, lamenting the poor fortune that befalls her on this snowy winter morning. I mean that quite literally. […]

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Thanks, Mom!

As the school year begins, I find myself incredibly busy. My son just started kindergarten this year and my daughter began preschool. There is a whirlwind of paperwork, various meetings, and a constant shuttling of kids back and forth between activities. I work hard to keep things running smoothly, but my kids are completely oblivious […]

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Two, four, six, eight, who do we appreciate? I’ll have to look at my calendar to answer that. On the tails of Mother’s Day, Teacher Appreciation Week, Nurse’s Appreciation Day, Administrative Professionals Week, and leading up to Father’s Day and Grandparent’s Day, I started thinking. Does designating a day or week to appreciate a certain […]

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Why Give Thanks?

It’s that month again-that getting serious about socks month where there is really no turning back to bare toes and questions of scarves.  The showy tomatoes are gone now, replaced by the somber potato that has patiently humored free spirits everywhere by enduring underground, by God, unwilling to let humanity perish from lack of tillable […]

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