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May 21 is Armed Forces Day, and Memorial Day is less than two weeks away. When people honor the sacrifices military families make on these holidays, they generally think about loss of life or limb, but even the soldiers...
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Let’s just put it out there right now…This year I am NOT going to lose weight, work out more, eat less sugar, spend fewer hours on social media, or do the million other things people “resolve” to do on...
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Though Juneteenth precedes the other mid-June holidays of Fathers' Day and the Summer Solstice (and school ending for some), explaining the meaning of Juneteenth can be more complex than these other celebrations. Juneteenth observes the end of slavery in...
Taking your kids trick-or-treating is one of the best things about Halloween! It gets you out in the community, meeting neighbors, and allows your kids to see you engage with others in a safe environment. But there are more...

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