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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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Marriage 101: Getting Back to Basics to Strengthen Your Relationship

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I don’t know if your parents are anything like mine, but when I got engaged to be married to my husband, they loaded me up with approximately eight pajillion marriage books. Don’t worry, they had already given me all the “child rearing” books years earlier. While overwhelming, all of…

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Bettering Communities: Host a Christmas Party for a Nonprofit

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The holidays are a great time to find ways to give back in your community. My dad told me, "You become who your friends are." I'm sure this statement referred to his concern about the people who clouded certain years of my life. At the time, I thought his…

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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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Service: How to Make Your Spring Break Service-Oriented

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I don’t know about you but spring fever has infected my family in a HUGE way! It snowed 4 inches yesterday alone, and then melted into a lovely 50 degree day (we went for a bike ride after school!). For Spring Break this year, we are hosting our own

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