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Sparking Joy and Living Simply

On a recent Saturday, my daughter and I completed some serious spring cleaning in her room that was long overdue. As we meticulously went through each drawer, hanger, and shelf, we made piles for recycling, trash, and donations. Some items were easy to categorize: Clothes that were too small, toys no longer touched, parts of […]

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The Heart of Letter Writing

As a busy mom who manages a full household schedule week in and week out, one of the simple pleasures in life is receiving a personalized letter in the mail. Amid all the junk mail, catalogs, and bills that fill our mailbox, an envelope with familiar handwriting is a welcome sight of personal connection. Of […]

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Should You Have a Baby Shower for the Second Child?

Have you ever wondered for yourself or on behalf of a pregnant friend: Should there be a baby shower for the second (or third, fourth, so on) child? What’s the proper protocol or etiquette? Are friends and family tired of feeling obligated to buy yet another gift for the same family? And based on my […]

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MLK Matters

For many of us with school-age children, the third Monday of January is a national holiday and a day off from school. Although President Reagan instituted it as a federal holiday in the 1980s, it wasn’t until  2000 when all 50 states observed it. Maybe that is why I have little memory of either getting the day […]

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Kids Can Volunteer, Too!

As I mentioned in a previous post, we can cultivate compassion within our children by providing frequent opportunities for outreach and service. Generally, kids enjoy being helpful and doing something for others. Sometimes, though, knowing where to start can be overwhelming. Will certain activities be age-appropriate? Is there something we can do from home? How […]

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Make New Year’s Eve Matter

We are on the threshold of another year, the calendar changing once again as we say goodbye to the old and welcome the new. I don’t know about your life, but in my own, I find that in the myriad of transitions I make each moment, I rarely stop to reflect. I long to take […]

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Cultivating Compassion

Chances are that many of us remember our parents going for the guilt-trip to get us to eat those peas: “Eat your food. There are children starving in Africa.” It’s a rather unhelpful sentiment because (1) the two are by no means intrinsically related (as if eating your peas could cure world hunger), and (2) calling […]

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