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Make a Kindness Calendar – a festive countdown + printable list

Since there’s something special waiting for us in a calendar’s pockets, waking up on December mornings are a little easier. The excitement is real but we can’t forget the philanthropy of the season and the message of giving and sharing kindness that is the backbone of all the Christmas TV specials, as well as something I try to impart to my daughter before the lights and gifts get too distracting. A twist on the traditional chocolate-filled advent calendar is a Kindness  ...

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A New Look at Back-To-School Prep

A Tough Assignment: Back-to-School Prep Amidst COVID-19  How did your kids do with ‘distance learning’? My daughter hated it and often just walked off, unless we could supply her with snacks and keep her company. For many kids, they’re just going to have to get used to it,  ...

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Power Your Toys Like Never Before

Picture the scene, it’s Christmas morning, the kids are opening their presents and can’t wait to turn them on and play with them. Oh, they need batteries. No problem, you’re sure you’ve got some in that top kitchen drawer with the envelopes, tiny Ikea pencil, and a selection of elastic bands.  ...

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