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Parenting: How to Help Children Weather The Storms Of Change

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In the weeks leading up to having my second child, I felt a building guilt that came out of nowhere. Why would I ruin our perfect family by bringing the inevitable upheaval of a newborn into the mix? Why would I change anything when everything was going so well?…

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Helping the Homeless: Serve Your Community With Love and Time

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Do you know how to help the homeless in your community? A friend emailed me today about a World Hunger initiative she's working on lately. I love to hear how people are getting involved in global and community issues, as well as finding a way to give back.

Downtown,…

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Service: Simple Ways to Make the Most Use of Your Time

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Service—Your Season of Service challenge this week is to serve with Time, or do acts of service involving time. This does not necessarily mean "time" as a verb, nor "time" in too broad of a sense.  This just means that, as kids return to school, you may find…

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Home Value: Maintenance Tips to Prepare for Summer

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Summer Maintenance—Warmer weather is here and the school year is coming to an end. Take advantage of this lull before summer vacation plans are in full swing to catch up on those seasonal tasks that are part of a regular preventive home maintenance program. If you invest a…

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Priorities: Take Control of Your Time and Values

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If you're like me, you probably create lots of to-do lists for yourself and then multitask like a madwoman to get everything on your list done in the scant 24 hours you have a day. There's the morning routine, then the midday errands and chores, then the afternoon/after school…

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