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One Foot in the Ether: My Toddler’s Journey to Faith

My husband and I aren’t particularly religious. We don’t go to church and we rarely refer to God in our home. If anything, we practice and teach kindness and acceptance, maybe on the heels of Buddhism. That’s not to say we don’t believe in a higher power, a God, but we aren’t associated with a […]

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Gifts from Santa: Can We Tone It Down A Bit?

With the holidays quickly approaching, my newsfeed has been riddled with article after article about why people are going to let go of the “big Christmas” guilt and give their kids everything they want this year. After reading six op-ed pieces about reclaiming present-filled holidays, I’m here to offer an alternative opinion. Gift giving is my […]

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Santa Stays: Why We’re Sticking With Santa Until Santa Doesn’t Stick

I’ve read at least three blogs today about telling kids the truth about Santa. Apparently one of the latest parenting trends is to boycott Santa and his elves in favor of a dose of truth, reality, and the hope of a deeper trust between parents and children. I have to say, I’m all for honesty, […]

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5 Tips to Make the Most of Your Family Thanksgiving

On the fourth Thursday of November, families all over the U.S. will celebrate Thanksgiving. This typically means a big meal featuring a large bird, several carb filled sides, and a sweet treat to top it all of. Thanksgiving in my eyes is the Super Bowl of food holidays. Family comes to visit, delicious eats are […]

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Ideas for Experience Gifts In Indianapolis

The gift giving season is upon us! The time for ridiculous amounts of wrapping paper, holiday cards, food, and of course gifts! Along with it comes the stress of figuring out what you want to give and what you hope to receive. Not to mention all of the time it’s going to take you to […]

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