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How to Celebrate Halloween with an Empty Nest

I have spent a lot of years on the parent/Halloween hamster wheel. For many years my husband and I have celebrated Halloween apart because he is out chaperoning trick-or-treaters and I am home handing out candy and soothing people who came home early’s feelings because they didn’t get as much candy as someone else who …

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The Best Family Board Games to Play with Teenagers

As the weather gets cooler and nights are longer, we start looking for new ways to spend time together as a family, now that swimming pools are closed and it’s time to head home from the beach. Autumn is the perfect time to bring out those board games and get those competitive juices flowing. As …

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What I’m Reading-September 2019

I read a kind of a hodge-podge of books. There’s not really any rhyme or reason. It’s recommendations from friends, bloggers, or what’s new at the library. I enjoy fiction, but it’s difficult for me to find fiction that stirs me enough to read much anymore. I love non-fiction, personal development especially because I am …

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