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How to Make Gratitude a Habit

Soon after the calendar flips to November I start mentally planning a Thanksgiving menu (yum!) and anticipating the joy of the holidays. The days and weeks leading up to Thanksgiving are a great time to focus on being grateful for our blessings. And gratitude isn’t just a feel-good sentiment—there is evidence that feeling grateful is…
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Perfect Party Ice Breakers

When hosting a party with a mix of people (which all the best parties have—see my tips on putting together a guest list) it’s fun to have an activity of some kind to break the ice and get people mingling. Here are three can’t-fail ideas: Detective game: At the beginning of the gathering, hand everybody…
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How to Organize Your Book Collection

I love a good book, and think that shelves filled with books bring a wonderful look and feel to a room. But books can be tricky to organize, and if you don’t create a system you’ll find that your books just gather dust. The goal of organizing books is to make it as easy as…
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How to Entertain with Children

Throwing a party for both adults and kids is great fun—there’s a vibrant energy to multi-generational gatherings. But it can be stressful to entertain multiple age groups. Here are a few ideas for keeping kids happy (and out of their parents’ hair) at parties: Offer kid-friendly finger food: As you know, kids can be picky…
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