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The Gift That Will Last My Son a Lifetime:  A Pineapple Upside Down Cake?

The Gift That Will Last My Son a Lifetime: A Pineapple Upside Down Cake?

The holiday season is beginning and I’m seeing the gift idea blog posts popping up in my news feed.  You know exactly the ones I’m talking about-what to give someone that has everything, best gifts for Dad, what Mom really wants, what experiences to gift…and of course the top 20 must have toys. But IRead more about The Gift That Will Last My Son a Lifetime: A Pineapple Upside Down Cake?[…]

LIFE is already complicated. Why are we allowing STUFF to complicate it more?

LIFE is already complicated. Why are we allowing STUFF to complicate it more?

LIFE is already complicated.   Births, deaths, illnesses, relationships, school, work…so why do we complicate life more by acquiring STUFF?   STUFF that brings a temporary hit of “feeling good”.   Then the “feel goods” dissipate.   And the STUFF remains, cluttering our spaces and our minds and our hearts.   And then LIFE happens.Read more about LIFE is already complicated. Why are we allowing STUFF to complicate it more?[…]

 Kid Clutter!!!  Is it making your kid overwhelmed and distracted?

 Kid Clutter!!!  Is it making your kid overwhelmed and distracted?

“Our studies show that giving children too many toys or toys of the wrong types can actually be doing them harm. They get overwhelmed and cannot concentrate on any one thing long enough to learn from it,” ~Claire Lerner, L.C.S.W-C, Zero to Three ( http://rense.com/general8/yots.htm)   Kid STUFF has been a pretty popular topic swirlingRead more about  Kid Clutter!!!  Is it making your kid overwhelmed and distracted?[…]