Monthly Archives: December 2012

The best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry

The kids and I were soooo excited to start our daily acts of kindness.  We got our friends involved. We talked about how stopping at 26 seemed both arbitrary and like a token gesture. We talked about how making this … Continue reading

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A friend and I had been talking lately about how we want to get our kids involved in more meaningful, hands-on volunteering activities. Sure, we donate money to causes throughout the year. That is surely important, and we will continue … Continue reading

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Don’t Be a Hater!

I recently participated in a family meditation retreat over a weekend. I spent an entire weekend in a lodge full of strangers I had never met before. Even roomed with a family I did not know. I told a friend … Continue reading

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