Love & Family

My Christmas Playlist

My Christmas Playlist As you know, we love music in our house. And Christmas is a time when all our quirky genres get festive together in a happy family mix of wonderfulness. Happy, music-filled holidays! 1. Christmas Time Is Here/Vince Guaraldi Trio My little one is learning this one in school, so her little voice […]

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Holiday Craft: Decorating with Repurposed Jars

  by guest blogger Mark Kintzel, designer As I was cleaning my fridge one wintry day, I discovered a mass of spoiled olives, jellies, and other suspicious matter in jars. After emptying and cleaning the jars up, and because I like to recycle in creative ways, I made them into holiday jars filled with pine-scented […]

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Listening for Yellow

by guest blogger Renee James, humorist and blogger One of the most beautiful sights of this month and this season are the gorgeous greens, flowers, and plants that make up the displays gracing so many of our homes, churches, and public spaces. One December, a woman and her little girl visited Longwood Gardens, a 300-acre […]

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The Top 5 Business Books I Read This Year

  I don’t usually read a lot of business books. My primary reading time is right before bed, and reading books about business right before going to sleep not only doesn’t feel right, but it also leads to unnecessary weird dreams. So my situation of choice for reading business books is strapped in to an […]

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2014’s Best Books for Women

by guest blogger Maya Rodale, author of smart and sassy romance novels My goal this year was to read 100 books, including everything on my to-be-read (TBR) shelf and all those books I’d bought and forgotten about on my e-reader. Ha! Snort. Like that happened. I blame the people publishing all the amazing books I […]

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20 Not-Stupid Questions to Ask Your Kids over the Holidays

There is nothing like a holiday to bring people together. And once you’re together, you have to converse. There is a whole list of typical questions we ask our kids at some times: What’s your favorite subject in school? How are things going? But there is a subtle art to going deeper—to finding those brilliant […]

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Our Lingering Selves

by guest blogger Renee James, humorist and blogger We’re in the midst of “the travel season,” the final six weeks of the year. Although my own holiday travel won’t involve more than a drive out of state, I find myself thinking about this Helen Bevington quote: “I have learned this strange thing, too, about travel: […]

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Wishing you and your families health, healing, and happiness. Happy Thanksgiving! —Maria Print PDFRelated Posts:Happy Thanksgiving! From Me and My Fairytale PumpkinMake Your Own Bone Broth From Thanksgiving Turkey BonesMaria’s Five Favorites: Things to Be Thankful For

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