Stuck Indoors? Here are Some Fun Indoor Family Activities

Although summer is on the way, you might not see anything but grey skies and rain when you look out the window. Instead of giving up and doing anything fun with your family and throwing on a kids movie for the 30th time, why not try some fun indoor activities that will not only entertain […]

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Empathy: a Not-So-Secret Parenting Weapon

Parenting may be rewarding, but you certainly have to work very hard for that reward! Kids can be tough to handle, and although you love them, sometimes you may be at a loss for what to do when they’re being particularly challenging. This article is all about a super-effective weapon that you can use to […]

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Mommy “Me-Time”: It’s a Parental Necessity!

Some people say that being a parent is a full-time job, but this just isn’t true. At a full-time job, you at least are guaranteed a break every so often! There is no such guarantee as a parent, though– and that’s what makes it the toughest job a person can have. Although you may feel […]

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Feeling S.A.D.? Break Free From the Winter Doldrums

Do you get the blues during the cold winter months? You’re definitely not alone in feeling the effects of S.A.D. Besides being the most aptly named disorder ever, S.A.D., or Seasonal Affective Disorder, affects over 3 million Americans a year and is directly caused by the changing of the seasons. If you’re feeling moody or […]

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How to Help Your Kids Remember the Real Reason for the Season

It’s the holidays, which means Christmas music on the radio, a frosty chill in the air, and the look of ravenous glee on the faces of your present-hungry children. Although it can be adorable to see the joy the perfect present can bring on Christmas morning, it isn’t the reason for the season (and you […]

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Three Original and Fulfilling Ways to Give Back During the Holiday Season

The Holiday season is understandably one of the most active times of year when it comes to volunteering and giving back. For this reason, it can be surprisingly hard to find available volunteering opportunities on short notice. If you’re a member of a church family, finding ways to give back during the holidays can be […]

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Chicken Soup for the Sole: Curtis Pride

Playing professional sports is tough: that’s why so few people are able to do it. Even fewer people are able to do it while overcoming a lifelong disability, and former major league baseball player Curtis Pride is one of them. Despite having his sense of hearing taken away as a child, Pride spent 13 years […]

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The Two Sides of the Santa Dilemma: Where Do You Stand?

At a certain point, every parent of a young child asks themselves if they should introduce their children to the concept of “Santa Claus”. Lots of parents think belief in Santa is a vital part of the Christmas experience, while others disagree for reasons ranging from the  desire to preserve honesty to religious and cultural […]

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The Key to Conquering Holiday Stress

In the movies, the holidays are almost always portrayed as an uninterrupted stream of joy, peace, and goodwill toward all. However, the reality can be much different, and summed up in one word: stressful! Yes, even when we’re supposed to be the least stressed out, we end up stressed out anyway due to the sheer […]

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Can Unanswered Prayers be a Blessing in Disguise?

Garth Brooks had a big hit back in 1990 with a song that said “some of God’s greatest gifts are unanswered prayers,” but is it really true? Usually, people are upset and disappointed when their prayers aren’t answered. However, some of those unanswered prayers can turn out to be exactly what a person needed at […]

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