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Teaching Kids About Loss

Every time the doorbell rings and there is silence in our home instead of barking, I am suddenly slapped with the immense loss we suffered last week when we had to put our sweet dog to sleep.

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I have always said, “I can handle pretty much anything as long as I have sleep.” Well, I am not sure where that leaves me now! Seriously, I think that my children are secretly, or not so secretly, plotting against me in an effort to prevent me from ever getting…

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Sometimes You Need a Rainy Day

I know that it is summer and it’s probably sacrilegious to say this, but I am happy that today is crappy! (haha!!) It’s cloudy and raining just a little. Definitely not pool weather or ideal for any other outdoor summer activity, and I am almost relieved that we are trapped…

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Yesterday while at Costco with my kids, because where else would we be, I was reminded of the importance of the little things.  If you’ve ever read any of Malcolm Gladwell’s books, which I would highly recommend, you would already know the importance of the details. Gladwell writes about several…

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