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I used to be a hardcore New Year’s Resolutions gal. I made all the lists. I made the lofty (and now, looking back on them) unattainable goals. I had 365 days to be better. Look better. Feel better. Do...
As one year draws to a close, it’s natural to reflect on what you have achieved.  A lot of people might want things to be different next year. I totally understand that, but let me tell you why I’m...
My name is Heather, and I don't want to go "home" for the holidays. I grew up in the Midwest with two parents and one sister. My daddy passed away in 2009 and I don't have the greatest relationship with...
Everyone jokes about how terrible fruitcakes are. I wanted to see if they were right. Fruitcake gets a bad rap and I wanted to see if it was true. I searched the internet for hip, cool, new fruitcake recipes which...
The holidays are upon us; how joyful of a time! Tis’ the season of twinkling lights, cheery eyed children, the enticing smell of evergreen, festive caroling, and the coziness that comes to our homes and hearts. It is a...
Our second Christmas in the desert is quickly approaching and I'm eagerly awaiting the delivery of two holiday scented candles and the second and third book from A Boy Called Christmas series. I'm quite pleased with how the change...
It’s October and the cusp of the holiday season. The decorative pumpkins have been sitting on your bookshelf for weeks. The wooden “thankful and grateful” plaque leans against the wall. You even changed your outdoor welcome mat to the...
My eleven-year-old still sleeps with his teddy bear. When I tuck him and his teddy bear in at night, these are moments that I live for. When my nine-year-old puts his grimy little hand in mine when we’re taking a...
A few years, I was at a farmer's market during the last week of October when the gal running the veggie stand said, "All purchases come with a free pumpkin today!" Fantastic! Thanks! I went to chose one out...
Halloween is fast approaching!  Does that statement make you cheer or make you groan?!  I used to be the sort of person who dreaded Halloween and couldn’t wait for it to be over but guess what? Living in America made...
Sometimes I have to be the witch and set some boundaries. One of these boundaries is that we can't start talking about our Halloween costumes when the temperature is the surface of the sun or basically until the end...
My kids didn’t remember Mother’s Day this year, and you know what? I had a lovely day!  I’m from the U.K., and we celebrate Mother’s Day in March. This year, my husband was on a ship in the Arctic Circle...

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What Families With Rare Children Want You to Know

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Happy Rare Disease Day! Rare Disease Day celebrates the 300 million people worldwide who are living with a rare disease. There are over 6000...