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Dear Family Who Created The Elf on the Shelf, I hate you. I generally try to not use such strong language but, honestly, I hate you for getting rich while making my life harder at Christmas time. (adsbygoogle =...
Most people will tell you that Christmas time is about joy, family, giving and the birth of the savior. It’s literally supposed to be the “most wonderful time of the year.” The song says so.   (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle...
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I’ve personally never been very good at math. In fact, most of my family – including extended family – does not like it as a subject. I struggled with math throughout elementary school, middle school, high school and even...
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Throughout life, Halloween hadn’t been that important to me, but like almost all holidays, it became much more fun when I had kids. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({}); When I was young, my mom handmade all...
Babies and children use their eyes to make sense of the world around them. It’s how they know your eyes, your smile and in the beginning one of the main ways they evaluate their environment. However, by the time children...
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