Category Archives: Family Life

The Countdown is ON………

With the season of Advent here, a more meaningful approach is less emphasis on “What do I get,” and focus on “What can I give? Even though we’re a week in, there’s still plenty of opportunities to spread the cheer … Continue reading

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It’s Not About the Toys

The unending barrage of Christmas ads aimed at kids keeps pushing the idea that a heaping tower of toys will provide untold satisfaction. It seems to me that it’s gotten much worse from when I was a kid, [and that … Continue reading

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Making A List……

  It’s that time of the year, and not to get overwhelmed by the conventional. follow THIS list for a more meaningful holiday season.  There’s no “naughty or nice” to get in  a dither over.The best feeling is knowing you’ve … Continue reading

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Keep It GREEN!

The day after Thanksgiving has evolved into a consumer frenzy that has some people camping out in parking lots, poised over their computers, and in general, giving in to the siren song of “buy, buy, buy.” The chances are slim … Continue reading

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Do You Remember?……..

Most folks born before the Digital Age can look back with fondness at a summertime pastime fave. There’s nothing that says “fun” camping out at home—like tonight’s celebration of the Great American Backyard Campout – give your kids some awesome … Continue reading

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Backyards, Blankets & Fun—Oh My!

Open the door, and sleep outside under the stars this Saturday, June 23, when you and your kids take part in the annual Great American Backyard Campout, sponsored by the National Wildlife Foundation, or NWF. Since today’s kids, on the … Continue reading

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Reminder: It’s Backyard Camp Night!

Remember how much we loved being outdoors  in the summertime right in the backyard? Telling funny and/or scary stories, listening to the sounds of nature,  getting in tune with yourself and your companions—all without the trappings of electronics. Well, you … Continue reading

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