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Teal Pumpkin

The Teal Pumpkin Project: Offering More Than Just Candy This Halloween

Becoming a mother has changed the way we celebrate holidays. We now have a two-year-old interested in trick-or-treating. Therefore, the idea of handing out mass amounts of sugary treats for Halloween sits a little differently. It is nice to find a way to celebrate the holiday while promoting inclusion for everyone. Simultaneously decreasing candy intake […]

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memories

Saving the Memories: The Mom Book

We’re moms. There are a lot of things we’d like for our birthdays, Christmas, and Mother’s Day. Those cute new sandals you can’t afford, breakfast in bed (by yourself), a quiet weekend at the beach, a day without squabbles. Here’s the thing, we’re not getting those things. We will get a sweet card or picture, maybe […]

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groundhog day

A Groundhog Day Tradition

Groundhog Day is a special holiday for my family, with a memorable, fun tradition from my childhood. The telephone would ring several times before it was answered. I could visualize my grandma making her way through her apartment to where the black rotary dial phone rested on a side table. Her hello was warm, welcoming and so familiar. I […]

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Grandparents Day

The Gift of Grandparents

Grandparents and gifts; two words that often go together. On Grandparents Day, I find myself reflecting not back on my own relationships, but at the relationships my son is building with all six of his grandparent relationships. Gifts, however, go far beyond the tangible items offered. It’s the gift inside that holds the true treasure; the lessons […]

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