January Bucket List: Ideas for Family Fun and Connection
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January Bucket List: Ideas for Family Fun and Connection

Happy New Year! This January bucket list is dedicated to the best of what the month has to offer – a fresh start and an invitation to embrace the slower pace that winter offers. With the magic and merry making of the holiday season behind us, the winter months can prove tough for mental health….

The Ultimate Winter Bucket List for Families
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The Ultimate Winter Bucket List for Families

The cold winter months are hard on many of us. Icy sidewalks, dreary landscapes, and bone-chilling temperatures can leave you counting down the days until spring. But it doesn’t have to be that way! The good news is there are plenty of meaningful and fun winter activities if you look for them. I’ve assembled a…

November Bucket List – 52 Great Ways to Enjoy This Month
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November Bucket List – 52 Great Ways to Enjoy This Month

November abounds with opportunities to practice gratitude, gather with loved ones, embrace coziness, enjoy good food, and more. Here’s a November bucket list to offer you and your loved ones fun ways to connect and make memories this month. Enjoy! November Bucket List – Thanksgiving Ideas November Bucket List – Special Day Ideas November Bucket…

How to Decorate After Christmas – Take Cues from Nature

How to Decorate After Christmas – Take Cues from Nature

How do you decorate after Christmas? Taking down the tree and all the decorations can be a bittersweet process. On one hand, it’s nice getting your space back to normal. On the other, with the merriment and music and magic of the holiday season behind us, you’re left with…January. The store endcaps jump straight from…

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…