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Four Ways to Teach Your Children How to Express Gratitude

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In our rushed schedule, we can get very distracted by deadlines and to-do lists. Looking down at our phone, we breeze past the person at the grocery store that just held the door open for us. When we practice expressing gratitude, we shift our focus from ourselves to others. We…

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Halloween Candy: Alternatives to Passing Out Sweets on Halloween

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Halloween Treats—"Trick-or-treat!" The costumed children will soon be on their way, looking to you for a goodie. Depending on your neighborhood, this could lead to several hundred bags to fill. For my neighborhood, I typically plan on 300 children. No matter the current sale of the bulk candy bags, …

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Getting Kids To Do Chores

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Kids and chores can be a real source of stress in the home—I don't think there is anything else that families fight about more. "It's your turn," "No, its your turn," "I did it last time," "How come I have to do that?" "That isn't fair!"  Have you noticed that…

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How To Create a Morning Routine

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We've all been there ... waking up to the sound of a crying baby, getting all of the kids bathed and clothed, trying to find shoes and backpacks, making breakfast and filling lunchboxes at the same time, and hoping that everyone gets to school and work on time. Does that…

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Fall Cleaning: How To Sell Your Old Clothes Online

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Okay ladies, with the change to the fall season comes fall cleaning. This is the last opportunity before old man winter sets in. This article is a tutorial about buying and selling on the internet. Internet selling is not like yard selling. People look to the Internet to buy upscale…

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Simple Way to Get Fresh Ingredients Delivered to Your Home

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I am a transplant to the Bay Area and I love it here. One of the things I love the most—like the very VERY most—about this area is the food. Food is so fresh here! In fact, it’s so fresh, I have become a huge food snob, and when…

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