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It is easy for some people to ask for favors and hard for others. Many are overcome with guilt by asking someone to do something for them, or by asking someone to go out of their way, that they just avoid asking favors all together. On the other hand, you probably know people that you seriously run from, hide from, ignore calls from because you know what it will… Continue
Added by Hillary on November 30, 2010 at 6:22am —
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As Thanksgiving found its way into our homes and the Christmas holidays are around the corner, this is also a time of year where many are feeling the absence of a loved one. Some recent loses, some over time, but none the less the emptiness is still there in the heart.
Having lost my father in law last year shortly before the holidays and 16 years after my mother’s passing, it still is… Continue
Added by Moonfrye Team on November 29, 2010 at 7:12am —
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Most of us have a few bad habits or compulsions- even if we won't admit it. Even if we don't think they are technically so called, "bad habits," there are usually people in our lives who would qualify these behaviors as bad.
What are your bad habits? Compulsions? Do you have any that you don't think are that bad but you get haggled from others… Continue
Added by Moonfrye Team on November 28, 2010 at 11:20am —
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It's officially here! The holiday season is in full swing and it puts me in the best mood. Every store is blaring Christmas music and everything smells like eggnog, pumpkin, spice and gingerbread. The fact that you can go into a coffee shop and see their warm and inviting signs about "holiday blends" is enough to put a smile on my face. I love the decorations that pop up in every store, the lights on the streets and the… Continue
Added by Hillary on November 27, 2010 at 10:12am —
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According to wikipedia, Black Friday is the day following Thanksgiving Day in the United States, traditionally the beginning of the Christmas shopping season. Especially popular in the United States and Canada, the event is spreading to other nations such as Australia and the United Kingdom. On this day, many retailers open very early, often at 4 a.m., or earlier, and… Continue
Added by Moonfrye Team on November 26, 2010 at 11:58am —
Thanksgiving came with a Bang this year. I really was not expecting it to land on our table for another few months. Holidays come and we enjoy each others company and learn that life and time does not stop. You see family members that were up to your knees the year before look like they have took growth horomones. During the times of hearing the kids laugh and play and seeeing everyones eyes light up as we celebrate the many blessings that have fallen on us. The Holidays bring so many feelings… Continue
Added by Carrie Lopez on November 26, 2010 at 6:52am —
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Over here at Moonfrye we are wishing all of you a very happy thanksgiving. The question becomes- what do you do after you fall into a coma from the turkey? Do you have any family traditions that you follow once everyone has feasted?
Most families head to the living room to relax, watch football and spend time with family and friends. If you are looking for an organized activity you could… Continue
Added by Moonfrye Team on November 25, 2010 at 9:11am —
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We have all learned to run our lives according to the clock. We have always had to because our world revolves around appointment times, alarm clocks, the "bell" at school, etc, etc. How many times a day do you think you spend either worried about what time it is or worried about if you are running late or not? Do you ever think and wonder how and when this all happened? What if… Continue
Added by Moonfrye Team on November 24, 2010 at 5:32am —
It's shocking anyone believes in Santa with beards like that around!
When I was about six years old, my parents went to Ireland for three weeks. My aunt and uncle stepped up to the plate – they were a lot younger than my parents and a heck of a lot more fun. One night they let us stay up way past bedtime and watch “Invasion of the Body Snatchers”.
When my parents returned, they seemed very different. They brought us… Continue
Added by Moonfrye Team on November 23, 2010 at 9:07am —
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Thanksgiving is a time to be thankful for everything that you have. It also serves as an opportune time to remind your children to be mindful of all of their blessings so that they gain a sense of humility. This Thanksgiving holiday volunteer with your kids so that you can teach them the true meaning of giving back. Lead by example and show them that it's better to give than… Continue
Added by Moonfrye Team on November 22, 2010 at 5:20am —
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Neighbors can be pests, best friends or even non-descript. It seems that there once was a day- perhaps around "Leave It To Beaver" time or when "Small Wonder" was on the air, that neighbors all got along and they were part of a community. It seems now days, neighbors are better known for their inconsiderate acts such as cutting down the tree that happens to be on your side of the fence or throwing a loud party all night… Continue
Added by Moonfrye Team on November 21, 2010 at 9:43am —
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I'm sure you have all been witnessing what has been going on. Don't pretend like you don't know what I'm talking about. Yup, they have been ripping down all of the parking meters that we have come to love over the years and they are replacing them with new ones that take credit cards. At some places they are replacing them with these giant yellow machines that serve as a… Continue
Added by Hillary on November 20, 2010 at 9:05am —
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This Friday, we take a moment to remember one of our favorite decades...the 80's, of course. Now, when people threw parties in the 80's, what did they give to their guests as party favors? We aren't talking about a child's birthday party...we are talking about a hokey adult party. Start the brainstorming now.
Some ideas we came up with included: Pop Rocks, Reese's Pieces, little cans of Aqua Net, little wayfarers,… Continue
Added by Moonfrye Team on November 19, 2010 at 7:11am —
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These days, many of us run and call the doctor at the sign of the littlest sneeze and why not? The question that does come into play is when to rely on antibiotics. We all know that it isn't good to live on antibiotics and we know that our bodies can actually build resistances to them, possibly making them ineffective when we may need them most.
Added by Moonfrye Team on November 18, 2010 at 7:35am —
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Thanksgiving is right around the corner and we all know that the minute Thanksgiving is over, holiday lights cover the streets and all the stores become winter wonderlands. It's as if Thanksgiving triggers the start of the holiday season. What do the holidays mean to your family? What types of traditions do you carry throughout the holiday season? How do you celebrate… Continue
Added by Moonfrye Team on November 17, 2010 at 8:58am —
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Birthing stories vary from the totally absurd to the 100% planned C-Section delivery. There are so many ways to welcome your newborn into this world and it now seems rare to find someone who has given birth at home or given birth under water. What was your birthing experience like? Did you have an epidural or a doula? What are your beliefs surrounding the welcoming of a child… Continue
Added by Moonfrye Team on November 16, 2010 at 8:46am —
Everything starts with a Dream. From your clothing to where Lemonade 4 Autism is today. A dream that may not have exploded if it was not for the kindness and big hearted people we have met. Emily was 5 when she dreamt of Selling Lemonade. Yes, she is shy. But she is learning the world is Far beyond herself. There is more to life then having it is the joy of giving.
We attended an event this weekend with an amazing Foundation Askate.… Continue
Added by Carrie Lopez on November 15, 2010 at 6:04pm —
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My mother once gave me the book, "What Color Is Your Parachute?" and it overwhelmed me. At that point, I didn't know what I wanted to do with my life and I was trying to figure out a career path. To this day, when I think about the title of that book, I laugh to myself because not only is the concept kind of funny in a 1970's self help kind of way, but it is also… Continue
Added by Hillary on November 15, 2010 at 7:42am —
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The Wall Street Journal published a very interesting article called, "Mother Madness" by Erica Jong.
We highly encourage you to take a peek at it as it raises some very important issues and can spark many dialogues about parenting.
In her… Continue
Added by Moonfrye Team on November 14, 2010 at 9:04am —
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Raising adolescents can be very trying at times. They can be extremely moody, they most likely are trying to assert their independence and they are guilty of something called, "adolescent egocentrism." Adolescent egocentrism is the beliefs adolescents usually hold that they are unique and that the universe revolves around them. Adolescents assume that since they spend a considerable amount of time… Continue
Added by Moonfrye Team on November 13, 2010 at 8:22am —