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10 Free Things to do on Thanksgiving Weekend

10 Free Things to do on Thanksgiving Weekend

This Thanksgiving weekend is a little different. When you have a 'stay-at-home' Thanksgiving how can you make it great? The first thing to making Thanksgiving great is to define what ‘great’ is to you. What is it that you look forward to with this holiday? A great...

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Road Trip Must-Have!

Road Trip Must-Have!

Road trips are the ultimate carefree vacation. Gazing at the countryside, rockin’ to your playlist, and pulling through your favorite fast-food joint is a joy to the soul. These are all great things, but I want to make your road trip even better. How to do that? There...

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Storytime with Christy: Picture Book Reviews

Storytime with Christy: Picture Book Reviews

Storytime with Christy gives us parents or grandparents a list of happy healthy kid-approved picture books to read with our kids or grandparents. Why read out loud? There are numerous studies about the benefit of reading with your kids, even before they are born! It's...

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4 Fixes of the Volunteering Woes. I love #3.

4 Fixes of the Volunteering Woes. I love #3.

Have you caught yourself saying, “Oh, someone else will do it.”? We all know volunteering is essential for our charities, religious organizations, pancake breakfasts, environmental cleanups, and schools to name a few. And we all know we SHOULD volunteer for something,...

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3 Steps to Preserve Our Space

3 Steps to Preserve Our Space

Okay, so right now on Netflix, my family and I are watching the remake of the 1965 TV series “Lost in Space”. It’s about the Robinson family who goes on a space adventure to find a better planet to live on…earth is dying. Well, they crash on this alien planet, which...

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4 Simple Stress Strategies for You & Your Kids

4 Simple Stress Strategies for You & Your Kids

When we look at our children we can easily think they don’t have any stress. We might say, “What possibly could they be stressed out about?” Kids have stress, just like us. It might look different, but they do, and knowing how to relieve it can be confusing for them,...

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1 Simple Way to Make a Difference Globally

1 Simple Way to Make a Difference Globally

What is one way you'd like to make a difference in this world? I have an easy and super effective idea for you and your family to look at; which could not only save a life but an entire village. We often take this one thing for granted, and most of us will continue to...

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To Be Aware: How to Teach Your Child

To Be Aware: How to Teach Your Child

A skill every child should learn is how to be aware of their surroundings. Some awareness skills we are naturally born with, instinct. However, if you really want to succeed in life, you must learn it and pay attention to it. This life lesson can not only save their...

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6 Easy Ways to Comfort Hurting People

6 Easy Ways to Comfort Hurting People

What does comfort mean to you when a friend needs a little help? When a friend reaches out for a hand to hold, are you there to grab it? Back in 2004, an old college friend of mine committed not only suicide but murder before he took his own life. What was hard for me...

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Martin Luther King Jr. in Child’s Eyes

Martin Luther King Jr. in Child’s Eyes

Not too long ago we, as a nation, recognized Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday. Banks were closed. The Post Office was closed. Public schools were closed. If you haven't heard of Martin Luther King Jr. or haven't understood his stand, he was the most visible...

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