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The Best Ways to Support Families With Sick Children (From Parents Who Lived It)

The Best Ways to Support Families With Sick Children (From Parents Who Lived It)

Many people know a family whose life changed forever the moment they received a serious diagnosis for a child. More than 500,000 kids in the U.S. are battling life-threatening illnesses right now. We asked three dear families in our lives to share a bit about their journey, which includes childhood illness. You'll learn the best ways to support families with sick kids straight from the parents who lived it (and who continue to live it).

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Yes, You Really Can Manage Your Time

Yes, You Really Can Manage Your Time

We're often running on coffee and dry shampoo, but it's not a good long-term survival technique. If you're serious about implementing some time management strategies to make life more manageable at work and at home, you've come to the right place. We're kicking off a series of blog posts to help you save time in areas that need the most help: meal planning, parenting and taking care of ourselves. We'll focus on the big picture first, and then take a look at some time-saving hacks for meal planning and cooking.

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How You Can Give Hope to Sick Kids

How You Can Give Hope to Sick Kids

Thinking about the number of kids and families affected by serious chronic childhood illness is hard. But there are many, and they need support and hope. The "Give Hope to Sick Kids" box will help your family realize that health is a gift. It will also give you a tangible way to show families with sick kids you care.

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The Best Way to Build Resilient Kids in an Anxious World

The Best Way to Build Resilient Kids in an Anxious World

Statistics about children and teens presented by The National Alliance on Mental Illness are sobering. We can't promise our kids a life free of crisis or pain, so we need to equip them with the right attitude and skills. But science and our many years in the classroom agree on the best way to build resilient kids in our very anxious world.

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4 Traditions That Are Worth Your Time (Every Time)

4 Traditions That Are Worth Your Time (Every Time)

Kristie and I pooled our favorite fall traditions and dug into them to explore why they mean so much to us. What we found made us realize that the value of solid traditions goes way beyond the “feel-good” factor: they can make us healthier, strengthen our relationships with friends and neighbors, and create memories that link generations together.  Bottom line: some traditions are worth the time even when time is the one thing we never seem to have.

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