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The “Firsts” of Adoption

When I met my children, they were 15 months old. I wasn’t there the first time my daughter crawled or the first time my son walked. I don’t know if they sucked their thumbs, when they first sat up, or when they rolled over. I don’t even remember some of the milestones for which I […]

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12 Days of Thanksgiving

12 Days of Thanksgiving

Ready for a New Holiday Tradition Are you on a quest this year to instill characteristics and qualities in your children of compassion, kindness, respect, and hope? Are you ready for a new family tradition of giving? Here is a fun Thanksgiving gift activity for your family.  You may be most familiar with Christmas-giving based […]

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Gifts for the Columbus Foodie

Gifts for the Columbus Foodie

Wondering what to get someone who is the ultimate Columbus foodie?  Here are a few ideas I know they would love!  If you’re anything like me, food is a big part of the holiday season!  Not only do I love to indulge in all of the yummy treats, but I also find food and food-related […]

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45 Ways to Spread Kindness to Others

45 Ways to Spread Kindness to Others

One of the most important values in our family is kindness to others. In honor of World Kindness Day (November 13), here are 45 ways that you and your family can help spread kindness in your corner of the world. Smile at each person you encounter.  Bring flowers to a colleague or friend.  Send a […]

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Gluten-Free, Toddler-Approved

When our childcare provider told us her home is gluten-free, I really didn’t think twice. I figured gluten-free just meant eating healthier, which is something I’m always trying to improve for our family. Who knew most of our staples were not gluten-free? You can find oodles of gluten-free recipes on Pinterest, but I just haven’t […]

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Lessons From My Baby: A One Year Reflection

I just had a baby, and we are already celebrating a year! How does that even happen?! They say time flies when you’re having fun! Well, it also flies when you’re running on fumes because you’ve gotten very little sleep.  Yeah, that seems more accurate!  You really lose all sense of time as a parent. […]

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