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National Pet Day

Many of us parents have other “babies” in our home…our pets! April 11th is National Pet Day, a day to celebrate our furry (or maybe scaly) friends. This day was started by Colleen Paige, an animal activist, in 2005 as a way to bring awareness to the number of pets in shelters that are in […]

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How to do Random Acts of Kindness Day

February 17th is National Random Acts of Kindness Day, a day dedicated to be filled with acts of kindness from all age groups. The nonprofit, Random Acts of Kindness, mission is “to [spread] kindness through schools, communities, and homes.” Their entire site is filled with inspirational messages and how to help teach children the act […]

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Why I Talk About Race With My White Children

I never expected to be raising white children. I pictured countless other cultural and racial backgrounds. I’d always planned on adoption, and expected to diversify our already multiracial family more. My goal was, in part, to confuse people so much they wouldn’t even bother with the awkward questions and comments that tend to follow families […]

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Seeing the Holidays Through My Kids’ Eyes

My wife and I recently introduced the Mensch on a Bench to our home. The Mensch on a Bench is a Hanukkah tradition like the Elf on a Shelf. Just like the Elf on a Shelf, the Mensch travels around our home, watching over us each day. Our Mensch doesn’t cause mischief or anything–by definition, […]

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Finding The Perfect Gifts For Your Family

I’ll never forget the time my best friend described me as “someone who loves to create moments.” Moments meaning memories. I had never thought of it that way but she was SO on point! I love throwing parties, taking trips & of course going over the top with the holidays. The past few years I’ve […]

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Grief During the Holidays

Christmas is everything to my family. Growing up it was the one day that I felt unapologetic about the gifts received and the joy it brought. Given that Santa brought them, I knew my parents weren’t burdened by the costs and that they truly enjoyed it as well.  Christmas meant baking Christmas cookies and making […]

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50 Last Minute Holiday Gift Ideas

So you’re looking at your calendar and all of a sudden it’s the day before the big holiday. You also see you have not started your shopping, again! Now panic starts to set in as you envision the morning of and there are no gifts from you to be given.  I know, I’ve been there; […]

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