Saturday Means Pancakes, Thursday Means Bakery – The Importance of Weekly Traditions
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Saturday Means Pancakes, Thursday Means Bakery – The Importance of Weekly Traditions

When you think of traditions, it’s easy to think of special rituals that take place on Christmas or birthdays. And those are so important! But what shouldn’t be overlooked is the importance of weekly rituals. Read on. The Inception of Bakery Day Looking at the title of this post, you’re going to start thinking every…

Fostering Kids’ Gratitude, Part 2: Create a Gratitude Wall
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Fostering Kids’ Gratitude, Part 2: Create a Gratitude Wall

To move beyond a brief Thanksgiving Day conversation when it comes to focusing on gratitude, I’m trying out two different things with the boys this year. The first is gratitude postcards. The second is a gratitude wall. Now let me start out by saying I’m aware there are way prettier, more-Instagram-worthy gratitude activities out there….

Fostering Kids’ Gratitude, Part 1: Send Thank You Postcards
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Fostering Kids’ Gratitude, Part 1: Send Thank You Postcards

Every Thanksgiving Day, we ask the kids to name things they’re thankful for. While doing so is a nice practice, it’s usually limited to a one-minute conversation before the big feast. And though they always say “my family,” it’s spoken in a perfunctory, I-know-this-is-what-my-parents-want-to-hear type of way. In short, I’m doubtful that this thankfulness exercise…