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Toys R Us is History

  I had mixed feelings as I strolled through what is the end of an era as we all know it. The Mother of All Toy Stores, Toys R Us, is closing. I remember hearing months ago Toys R Us was going out of business and was immediately in shock and disbelief. Did anyone see this […]

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Surviving a House Flood

We all have those moments in their life when everything seems perfect. Everyone is healthy, happy, and home life is great. But then somehow life knows how to throw you a curve ball to keep you on your toes. This was me a few months ago—we were on our family cruise and as soon as […]

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5 Ways to Celebrate National Donut Day with Kids

Ahhhh, the list of “National [Insert Thing Here] Day!” I honestly think National Donut Day tops the list. What’s more universal and loved by all than donuts? Puppies, maybe, but we can’t eat them. National Donut Day is this Friday, June 1. Did you know it actually began as a really sweet cause for WWI soldiers? […]

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Scratch the 7-Year Itch—And Keep the Spark Alive in Your Marriage

The seven-year itch is a psychological term that suggests that happiness in a relationship declines after around year seven of a marriage.  Source: Wikipedia  On the eve of my seventh wedding anniversary, after a long, exhausting fight, I lie in bed pondering my relationship with my husband up to this point.  Seven years.  Will there […]

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What Teachers Are Really Thinking at the End of the School Year

The last few weeks of the school year are taxing for teachers. Endless paperwork, organizing, taking inventory, cleaning, meetings, testing, and creative planning (try keeping a classroom of kiddos who are hungry for summer on-task and engaged – it’s the biggest challenge of the year) can be completely draining. We search diligently for that missing […]

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