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Revisiting Santa: Should We Get an Elf on the Shelf?

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On December 9, my girls asked me for an Elf on the Shelf. And although I immediately guffawed, rolled my eyes and said “NO WAY,” because it’s 2020 I had second thoughts as soon as the “no” left my mouth and the request had time to settle. If they’d a... Read full article

February 2018 Books

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Making Your Child's Birthday Special

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While it is important to let your child know how important she is throughout the year, it is crucial to make an extra effort to celebrate who she is on her birthday. ... Read full article

Remembering the Thank You Notes

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It’s important for children to take the time to thank those who attended and for helping them make their birthdays that much more special.... Read full article



Friendsgiving and Solitary Celebrations: Make the Most of Thanksgiving

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The long-held tradition of the family gathered around a table for a savory Thanksgiving feast carries fond memories for most. Yet, many will spend the day alone, either out of circumstance or by choice. Whatever the case, there are plenty of ways to ... Read full article

Joyful Reads from May

by Joy Holden on

Hello! I’m Joy, and I love to read. I consider it my greatest talent and favorite hobby. Another one of my preferred pastimes is recommending reads to anyone who is the least bit curious. Seriously. I am always volunteering book recs to people near m... Read full article

The New Birthday Plan

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Dear Son: I’m writing to tell you about an exciting change we’ll be making in regard to my birthday this year. Because this is a big birthday year for me (rhymes with shorty), and because you’re such a big boy now, and frankly because I’m a little w... Read full article

Santa Fe, New Mexico

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Originally founded in 1610 as the capital of Nuevo Mexico, Santa Fe, which means ‘holy faith’ in Spanish, lies in the foothills of Sangre de Cristo Mountains. The city holds the distinction of being the oldest state capital in the country. You’ll nev... Read full article

The Motivation Struggle

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I think back on my own life and all of the things I thought I wanted to do…and you know what? The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. So, how in the world do I motivate my kid to stick to something when I’m not sure I can do that for myself?... Read full article

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