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Thanksgiving Neighbor Gifts: Pastries Are a Delicious Way to Show Gratitude

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Thanksgiving—I have been busy on Pinterest lately, pinning all my favorite holiday desserts and neighbor gift ideas to a board I created called "Holiday Yummies." I have found cute hot chocolate stirring spoons, creative cookies, fun fudge, and more. As I was looking through my board, I…

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Family Fun: Celebrating Halloween in Your Neighborhood

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Fall brings with it so many fun holidays and when my daughter was little, we loved to celebrate them all. During each holiday, I always tried to find an activity we can do together that would focus on giving to others. This Halloween, "boo-ing" our neighbors was just the ticket.…

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Manners: Teaching Children to Give Graciously

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Giving is fun, so make it that way. As a list lover, I know firsthand how easy it is to drive off into the sunset—just me and my list—leaving my family behind. However, when it comes to giving gifts, it's important to include our family and find out what they…

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Family Activities and Life Lessons: Teaching Kids the Simple Joys in Life

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Life Lessons—The other day I looked out my back window and saw this beautiful sight. Yes, it is a dump truck unloading dirt. I couldn't wait to tell my kids when they got home from school that we had received 25 loads of precious dirt. I decided to text…

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Family Giving Ideas: 31 Ways to Serve Together at Christmas Time

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Family giving ideas don't have to come in the form of gifts or even cost a dime. Embracing the true spirit of the holiday season and serving others can be as simple as showing those who mean the most to you and live nearby how much you love and appreciate…

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