Celebrating Earth Day – 8 ways you can make a difference today

April 22, 2017

Happy Earth Day Everyone! Earth Day was founded in 1970 by John McDonnell (from the United States). It used to be celebrated on the first day of Spring (the March Equinox) and still is by many people.  As a worldwide celebration, April 22 is the more recognized date, but many people extend the celebration to make it Earth Week, usually the week preceding Earth Day.  …

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What Are Your Christmas Traditions and Memories?

December 23, 2016

Christmas time is such a beautiful time.  What’s not to love about getting together with family, decorating the house, baking cookies with the kids, starting/keeping family traditions and making memories. I thought it would be fun to share my family’s traditions: We hide all the Christmas gifts until Christmas morning.  I think it has more impact on the kids when there aren’t any gifts under …

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A Simpler and Less Expensive Christmas – How and Why I Stopped Exchanging Gifts With Family and Friends

December 14, 2016

It’s not that I don’t exchange gifts with anyone.  We do buy gifts for my niece and nephews on my husband’s side.  That’s 5 kids ranging in age from 17 to 25.  I also have a niece and nephew as well, but they live in Europe and we’ve never exchanged gifts. Gift giving on Christmas is definitely more of an American tradition.  But it is …

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