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Monthly Archives: December 2015
Praising the Tree of Gifts
As much as we try to encourage an appreciation of other things, it is hard to completely avoid any devotion to the altar of consumerism, at least at Christmas. Regardless of my lofty goals, our child found plenty of time to … Continue reading
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My Favorite Christmas Tradition
I admit to having a general BAH HUMBUG attitude towards many commercialized holidays, including especially Christmas. (Disclaimer: Just to be clear, I am talking about the American tradition, not the religious holiday; in fact, this post really has nothing to do … Continue reading
The Progression of a Reader
The love of reading is possibly the most important gift we can give our children. For those of you who read yesterday’s post, you already know that I think books are the single most important gifts to put under your tree (or … Continue reading
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The Best Gifts Under Your Tree?
Ahhhh, the holidays! Some of us are still scrambling for the perfect gift and most of us have a strange tendency to ignore the best gifts of all: BOOKS! Why are books the best gifts? Because the way to encourage your loved … Continue reading
What can you do with your “cognitive surplus”?
I’m reading a fascinating book right now: Abundance — The Future Is Better Than You Think by Peter Diamandis and Steven Kotler. It is easy to fall into the trap of doom and gloom that we are force-fed by mainstream … Continue reading
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The Best Gifts for Baby/Toddler Parents
There might even be a few items that were so awesome at making your life easier that you will proselytize these products to anyone who will listen. That is where I am today. Continue reading
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Changes are coming!
I’ve been quiet for awhile because I have been trying to figure out what to do with this blog. You may recall that I started it ‘long ago’, back in April 2011, when we were expecting…and just barely! I was three … Continue reading
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