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DIY Candles

Candles are warm and bright reminders of the goodness that surrounds us, even when things feel dark and cold. They brighten our birthdays, prayers, dinner parties, and many other special occasions. Here’s our easy and cheap take on creating our own vessels of light. read more

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Good Play

It’s January: when the holidays are over, the kids grow tired of their new toys, and everything seems to go a bit flat. Reacquaint yourself with some good, old-fashioned play to help banish those winter doldrums. Check out our list of age-appropriate ideas. read more

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Caring For Yourself

Many moms out there make a huge mistake. It’s fundamental, and tied to a pervasive cultural myth. It not only hurts our children, but also us. What is it? The belief that always putting our children before ourselves makes us better parents. read more

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The Case For Celebrating Birthdays

There are some families who pace themselves for birthdays: one year family party, one year friend party. I’m not of that variety. My husband and I both come from lines of birthday celebrators. read more

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The Wonder of Play

Playing together may seem like a luxury during busy days, but it’s actually an important part of child development and a valuable part of your daily time together. Read on to discover just how powerful play can be. read more