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3 Hanukkah Crafts for Kids

Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights, begins at sundown on Sunday, December 6 and lasts until sundown Monday, December 14. A great way to teach children about the traditions and story of Hanukkah is through play and crafts. Here are three kid-friendly crafts to share the joy of Hanukkah with your children. Classic Handprint Menorah Make a handprint […]

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I Love Your Blue Shirt! Learning to Accept a Compliment

“I Love Your Blue Shirt!” Learning to Accept a Compliment

“I love your blue shirt, Mama,” she beamed as I walked in to the room. “This old thing?” I thought to myself as I quickly glanced down at the pilling cotton. What’s to love about this old thing? “Thank you, sweet girl,” I responded and complimented her fancy new back to school shirt. I have […]

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Simple Ways to Celebrate Grandparents Everyday

As you probably know, Grandparents Day was this past Sunday. As the recognitions and shout-outs filled my Facebook newsfeed, I couldn’t help but reflect on my own relationships with my grandparents (and my parents and in-laws who are now grandparents to my kids). Each has been very special, and I can’t imagine not having these […]

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rosh hashanah

Rosh Hashanah :: Sweet Recipes for a Sweet New Year

Rosh Hashanah, or Jewish New Year as it is commonly known, begins at Sundown on September 13. In Hebrew, Rosh Hashanah means, literally, “head of the year” or “first of the year ”although the holiday is typically spent very differently than January 1. There is, however, some similarity between the Jewish New Year and the […]

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blueberry dump cake

A Summertime Favorite :: Blueberry Dump Cake

There are two kinds of people in this world, the eat dessert for breakfast kind, and everyone else. I am of the first variety. I could, and would if calories didn’t count, eat something sweet for every meal. My sweet tooth knows no limits. During the summer, I find myself looking for something simple and […]

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Child drawing a smiling sun on a sandy beach, with beach towel, starfish and flip flops (studio shot - warm color and directional light are intentional).

The Ultimate Summer Bucket List 2015 :: Over 100 Things to Do in Columbia

Summer vacation is officially up and running in our house. While my toddler is not yet school age, she did go to a Mother’s Morning Out program two mornings a week. To say Nora loves “school” is an understatement. She absolutely adores it and the past two weeks without her teachers have been, well, not […]

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