Practicing Gratitude: How to Give Thanks This Holiday Season and All Year Round

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 6 Ideas for Practicing Gratitude Year Round Is it possible to foster a spirit of gratitude in your kids — during the holidays and all year round? Of course! Thanksgiving is a great opportunity to teach your kids the habit of giving and to cultivate a thankful heart. Keep your eyes open for … [Read more...]

Holiday Inn: Preparing for overnight guests

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Make your overnight guests feel at home Do you have overnight guests coming for the Holidays? Pretend for a moment that you’re the guest. What makes you feel welcome and comfortable? What makes a room feel cozy and inviting? Just a few extra touches here and there can make your guests feel at … [Read more...]

7 Holiday Traditions to Rethink This Christmas

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Each year we look forward to certain family traditions, like baking Granny’s gingerbread cookies or watching It’s a Wonderful Lifewith the kids. But not every holiday tradition is quite so fun. How about braving the airport? Or cooking for a crowd of 50? No thanks. If you no longer enjoy some of … [Read more...]

10 Strategies to Avoid Holiday Weight Gain

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Guest Blogger: Pilar Cobb, owner bFit Studio Tips to Prevent the Holiday Bulge 'Tis the season for holiday feasts, a calendar packed with holiday parties, and weather that can diminish our motivation to train. In November and December we're faced with every culinary temptation imaginable, … [Read more...]

Top 10 Holiday Movies for Kids

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Celebrate the season with a cozy family movie night. From old school classics to recent releases, here are 10 holiday movies that will put your family in the holiday spirit. 1. A Charlie Brown Christmas A perennial fave that addresses the material and spiritual aspects of the holiday season. … [Read more...]

Veterans Day: a Soldier’s Family Remembers (Video)

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Today is Veterans Day.  We want to share the following video entitled, "A Soldier's Family Remembers" by our friends at the National Infantry Museum. Feel free to share it with your friends and family as you pause to remember the great sacrifices our veterans and their families have made for … [Read more...]

Who Taught You Respect? My story

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"What children are taught to respect, they value; the more they value people, ideas, and even things, the more meaningful their lives become." ~ Dr Laura Schlessinger, author and internationally syndicated talk-show host Who taught you respect when you were growing up? For me, it was my parents. … [Read more...]