Sweet, Luscious Snacks for Loved Ones

Sweet, Luscious Snacks for Loved Ones

Valentine’s Day naturally brings thoughts of hearts, flowers, sweetness, and love. Because it also occurs during American Heart Month, it’s a perfect opportunity to start taking care of your own heart and the hearts of loved ones.   Part of the charm of the day’s...

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Creative Ways to Tell Your Child  “I Love You”

Creative Ways to Tell Your Child “I Love You”

Valentine’s Day is a perfect reason to show your child just how much he or she is loved. Try these creative ideas to show how much you care on Valentine’s Day and throughout the entire year.   EDIBLE IDEAS A heart a day. Add a heart-shaped candy to your child's...

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The Happiness Factor: Create More Joy in the New Year

The Happiness Factor: Create More Joy in the New Year

By Sonya Fehér Whether you’ve consciously set the goal for the new year, or it’s just swimming around somewhere, you probably want to have a happy family. What does happy family actually mean? What does a happy family include? For those who grew up in happy families...

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All Aboard: An Intergenerational  Adventure on the High Seas

All Aboard: An Intergenerational  Adventure on the High Seas

By Deborah Hamilton-Lynne Today a visit to see Nana and Pop often becomes a vacation that includes whole families vacationing together and making memories. As you make vacation plans for Spring Break or the summer, imagine a stress-free holiday— no cooking, no need to...

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Keep It Light:  10 Tips  To Simplify The Season

Keep It Light: 10 Tips To Simplify The Season

It's supposed to be the most wonderful time of the year, full of friends, family, and festivities. But research confirms a different reality. Most Americans have elevated stress levels during the holiday season. Instead of being full of good tidings and cheer,...

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Out of Nowhere: A Family’s Story of Surviving Drunk Driving

Out of Nowhere: A Family’s Story of Surviving Drunk Driving

Bowie High School friends Rachael Crawford, Madison Brandes, Ashley Rogans, and Julia Cavanagh survived a catastrophic car crash caused by a drunk driver on June 22, 2014 in South Austin. In the five years since the accident, the four girls have slowly recovered...

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Lost Pines: A Holiday Wonderland

Lost Pines: A Holiday Wonderland

Hyatt Regency Lost Pines was a favorite trip with my children when they were one, three and five years old. But how would it be to visit this iconic resort now that some of us were teenagers, and didn’t want to leave home and friends? What would we find to do, and...

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Make this Thanksgiving Meaningful

Make this Thanksgiving Meaningful

When we think of Thanksgiving Day, delicious food, football, and getting together with family and friends come to mind. The original purpose of Thanksgiving was to show gratitude and give thanks for a bountiful harvest. Now, as we celebrate Thanksgiving, it is easy to...

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Three Ways to Cultivate an Attitude of Gratitude

Three Ways to Cultivate an Attitude of Gratitude

Growing up, my overachieving family placed a high value on competency. “Often this translated into a mindset critical of one’s self and others, where we frequently saw the bad before the good.   This way of being, like all patterns, became habitual for me and my...

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