Christmas Traditions

It really feels like the holidays have begun the moment we put up the tree. Don’t get me wrong. Other decorations are great. But, there’s something extra special about the tree that makes the holidays come alive. I bet it’s that way in your house too. So, I got to wonder, how did this wonderful…

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Making a White Christmas Green Christmas is the one time of year when we often go all out. From outdoor lighting, to lavish dinners and carefully wrapped presents, it can sometimes feel that the holiday season is overly excessive. There are some simple things we can all do to pair down and protect our environment,…

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a school year like no other

Staying Safe This School Year We have always loved the excitement of children going back to school.   Back to school jitters and the nervousness we all feel (it’s not just the kids) at the beginning of the new school year are a universal part of childhood (and parenthood for that matter). But, this year has…

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Christmas has always been about far more than presents.  For many of us it’s a time of reflection, for gratitude and for establishing and celebrating the most cherished of family traditions. It’s hard to believe but we have just completed the first half of 2020. Right?And, what a crazy first six months it’s been! We…

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With pool parties, family BBQ’s, relaxing in the backyard and hot summer nights August isn’t a time we usually associate with Christmas. Who wants to give up their carefree lives, and besides, we have lots of time before we have to think about Christmas planning, right? Well, while that may be true, even as I…

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