College Students Dress Up as Disney Princesses to Bring Joy to Hospitalized Children

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These two remarkable young women are college students in the Bronx, New York, as well as founders of the organization A Moment of Magic, which sends volunteers dressed as Disney Princesses to visit children with serious illnesses in area hospitals. They hug, sing, face paint, take walks, and more, making the goal simply to spread joy and spend time together; all without ever setting time constraints or cutting their visits short. Read More

The Myth of the Happy Modern Mom

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If we continue to tell ourselves, and each other, that it’s normal and expected to not enjoy these child-rearing years, we’re perpetuating a mentality that lends itself to missing out on literal decades of our lives. And our children’s lives. Poof. They’re gone; they’ve disappeared into an abyss while we resigned ourselves to being miserable. And do you know what the sad thing is about time? It’s impossible to get it back. Read More

Fun DIY Halloween Crafts for Kids

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Here are some of our favorite Halloween crafts that we’ve seen on Pinterest and around the web. All are easy to do with kids and great fun for everyone! Read More

Notes on the Seasons of Motherhood

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What I’m learning, though, is that each of these seasons prepares me for the next. While I may not enjoy my doubting season, it gives me an impetus to explore what I believe about mothering, marriage, faith, and friendships. When I do this, I’m better able to solidify my convictions and move forward with purpose. Read More

12 Uplifting Quotes About True Friendship

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What does it mean to be a true friend? What qualities do your very best friends have that attract you to them? We all likely have different answers to these questions. But for all of us, true friendship is something to be cherished. It’s something to take care of. Like all good things, it’s something we should occasionally take time to reflect on. After all, counting our blessings regularly makes … Read More

These Teal Pumpkins Aren’t Just Pretty, They’re For a Great Cause

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So how do you participate? You can simply paint a pumpkin teal and place it on your doorstep, indicating that you are offering non-food treats for trick-or-treaters. You can also print out a mini poster from FARE’s website to post outside of your door, similarly telling allergy families that they are safe to accept treats from your home. Read More