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Heartwarming show of gratitude for veterans

It can be difficult to teach little kids about gratitude. They are naturally wired to think “mine, mine, mine!” and accept as a given all the things they are given. Community-service projects for older kids are abundant, but parents of little ones might have a harder time finding age-appropriate ways to show them the importance [...]

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And a Malibu Barbie in a pear tree

I’ve done it again. Every year, I vow in the autumn that I will NOT buy too many Christmas gifts for my girls. “Just a few things they REALLY want,” I say, “and no overindulgence.” Then it comes time, right about now, to take out of the Secret Hiding Place the toys I’ve collected for [...]

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