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  1. Toddler & Child
    It's tough raising our children to be grateful for what they have, while also wanting to give them the very best lives we could imagine for them. Even more, it's sometimes tough for us to remember how we have so much to be grateful for when the day-to-day muck of the world seems to drag us down...
  2. Toddler & Child
    Research from the University of Illinois at Chicago has found that there is a strong connection between materialism and gratitude in children, and parents can take steps in helping reduce the effects of materialism in our children. Researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago recently...
  3. Toddler & Child
    In this busy world of digital messaging, it seems the practice of pen and paper thank-you notes has faded into oblivion. We think there's some benefit to bringing it back! I used to be such a good 'thank-you' note writer! I love cards and stationery and different pens and paper, and I have...
  4. Green Goods
    In a time when I have the most excuses to have a negative body image, I've found a secret weapon to keep the self-deprecating thoughts at bay: gratitude. For most of my life, I took my good health for granted. I did not take care of my body for most of my young adult life. I ate junk and got...
  5. Toddler & Child
    November is known as a time of thanksgiving and grateful recognition, but there's more to it than just family get-togethers and holiday meals. Science supports gratitude as being a key factor in health and happiness. I say it all the time, and I mean it. There is always something to be thankful...
  6. Toddler & Child
    "None is more impoverished than the one who has no gratitude. Gratitude is a currency that we can mint for ourselves, and spend without fear of bankruptcy." Fred De Witt Van Amburgh As we leave Halloween behind, our minds turn towards Thanksgiving: a holiday centered on Thankfulness. In a...
  7. Family Life
    Mindfulness allows you to live in the moment and experience it fully. Parents and children who practice mindful tips can also have stronger relationships and less anxiety in their daily lives. Mindfulness has been described as present in the moment - of being aware of your thoughts and feelings...
  8. Baby
    For anyone who becomes a mother within nine months of a major holiday season (and, taking into account all of the holidays within every faith and cultural tradition, that means almost everybody!) I have a radical idea for you: Simplify your idea of how the holidays will look this year. Better...
  9. Pregnancy & Birth
    By Naomi Goldberg Web Exclusive I was drowning in waves of nausea. I felt lousy, and then some. My stomach wasn't cooperating, but my appetite was, an irony that I felt too ill to appreciate. I figured there was nothing I could do but mope hungrily about, watching as my family scarfed down the...
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