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The Top 5 Reasons I Still Believe In Santa

It feels like just yesterday I was staring out my bedroom window squinting at the stars trying to make out Santa’s sleigh and reindeer in the snowy night sky. My heart was filled with…

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Letting Go Of Guilt

“You’re doing a great job," our family doctor said after my youngest daughter’s one-year checkup. Tears welled in my eyes because I felt that couldn't possibly be true. Sure, I made homemade organic food,…

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The Best Toys For Kids

Kim John Payne, author of Simplicity Parenting, advocates for less toys. His research shows that limiting the number of toys encourages deeper play and engagement. …

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When Slowing Down Is The Only Option

These days the pace of life always seems to be speeding up, making it feel nearly impossible to slow down. The to-do lists are long, demands are high and expectations are even higher. Especially…

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Creating Your Tribe

We live in a world where we’re increasingly having babies away from our hometowns, which means often without the support of long-term friends and family. This is exciting because we have a chance to…