I have to leave again: a family perspective on military sacrifice

Family "I have to leave again": a military spouse's perspective on redeployment, sacrifice and showing gratitude

In 2006, my husband Christopher surprised me by saying he’d like to join the Army Reserve. His father and grandfather...

A shadow box containing a recipe card, a photo of a woman smiling, a small jar of herbs, and two decorative measuring spoons hangs on a white brick wall near a baked pie in a pie tin and a vase of white flowers.

Family Tips and ideas for preserving and displaying family recipes

Family recipes are a special kind of priceless heirloom—the kind that transport us back to our favorite times with ou...

An illustration of a teacher's desk; on top of the desk is a stack of textbooks with a globe on top, a cup full of pencils and pens, and an apple; behind the desk is a chalkboard with a written message that reads,

Thank You 100+ teacher appreciation gift ideas to say “thanks for all you do!”

In 6th grade, my homeroom teacher made us illustrated, laminated bookmarks—each one a custom collage of our interests...

A free downloadable When Calls the Heart bingo sheet.

Lifestyle Free printable When Calls the Heart Bingo card to celebrate the Season 11 premiere!

Who's ready for a Heartie Party? You know we are! So much so, we created a bingo card to add a whole extra layer of f...

An illustration of a man and woman holding a new baby, which is cuddled in a sling across the man's chest; the little family is surrounded by illustrations of different gift ideas you might give to new parents, like food, a cute hat for bad hair days, headphones and more.

Baby Gifts for new parents: Thoughtful things to give and do

We know what to get for babies: onesies and blankies and binkies. But what about the newly overwhelmed moms and dads?...

An illustration of the inside of a scrapbook filled with ticket stubs, recipes, photos, pressed flowers and handwritten notes, sitting on a checkered tablecloth with a flower vase nearby.

Care & Concern Planning together: End-of-life memory-making and memory-keeping

In 2019, I lost my father to cancer. When his tumor was discovered, we were bombarded by hospitals, tests and then, u...

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Kids DIY Activity Spinners for Kids

Help kids come up with little ways to change the world.

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Kids Beyond texting: Teaching kids the art of letter writing

So often, it’s the littlest hearts and hands that have the biggest ideas, the hugest hopes, the greatest love. And...

A title card that reads

Christmas Capturing Every Memory with Keepsake Ornaments: 50 Years and Counting

What if our Christmas trees connected us to family and friends each moment we gathered around them? What if every orn...

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Valentine's Day Free Relationship Conversation Cards to Stir Up All the Feels

Having positive, meaningful conversations is one of the best things about the relationships in our lives. Whether it’...

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Care & Concern What to Write When Trying to Reconcile With a Loved One

Being estranged from someone hurts, plain and simple. And in today’s society, it’s increasingly common. According to ...

Hannah's DIY travel games kit, tucked inside a clear plastic pouch.

Lifestyle DIY travel games: Fun road trip activities

You gotta love a good road trip: friends and family piled in the car, eating food that has no calories (because road ...