November and December are the season for family gatherings. When you travel to see your family members, you might want to bring unique local Bloomington gifts. Plus with black Friday and Small Business Saturday coming up this week, it’s time to start thinking (or finish thinking) about what you’re going to give this holiday season. […]
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In our “everyone gets a trophy” society how do we teach our children to be thankful, even when (especially when) they don’t get their way? It is not an overnight process and will likely include a few let downs. Those disappointments may be the very thing to deepen their gratitude.
No forced conversation. No awkward comments about what you did or didn’t accomplish this year. And, you don’t have to put up with your “Crazy Aunt Carol” if you don’t want to.
When I was pregnant, I had a vision of what it would be like when my baby was born. Every mother is different, but I looked forward to having our friends and family at the hospital to meet our bundle of joy. As often in life, though, things did not go as planned. Instead, our […]
I caught myself doing it again. I read something on Facebook and it made me mad. It made me want to respond. But, I am also like a million percent conflict-avoidant, so it made me want to be a tiny bit passive-aggressive in my response. I opened up the status update box and started to […]
I don’t know about you, but summer makes me feel more nostalgic than any other season. Biting into a perfect ear of sweet corn can transport me back to my bare-footed childhood, chasing fireflies across the lawn. The scent of sunscreen applied to my wriggling toddler elicits memories of days at the city pool or […]