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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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As parents, we want to make the holidays feel magical for our children. We want to bring the season to life, giving t...

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Looking for a Fall family night activity? Round up the kids for an evening of Halloween shivers and snacks. We’ve ...

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Holiday traditions: Why they matter, how to keep them, and when to let them go

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Taking part in holiday traditions and rituals helps us feel like we’re a part of something bigger. They give us a ...

Anniversary date ideas: 7 Creative memories to make together

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Whether it’s your first anniversary or you’ve spent many wonderful years together, coming up with a way to celebra...

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Maybe you’re blessed, like me, with many inherited quilts, but you don’t quite know what to do with them once they...

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