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Jennifer and kids in the most beautiful place (IMHO) in the world, Jungfrau Region of Switzerland

How I Plan Our Family Travel in 2020

Family travel is one of my favorite things to do! Now, before you roll your eyes and stop reading, hear me out! My kids are not perfect travelers and we’ve had our share of mid-air toddler tantrums. But, even including all the packing, nagging “are we there yet?!” questions, and jet lag … I love […]

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The Invisible Weight: Approaching Each Other with a Generosity of Spirit

  As we approach Thanksgiving and the holiday season, we are reminded everywhere from decorative hand towels to Hallmark movies to be thankful and generous. We give thanks for the people and things in our lives. We donate food and necessities to those in need and give thoughtful gifts to our loved ones. However, there […]

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3 Tips to Raise Engaged Citizens

Many of us growing up learning that talking about politics and religion in public is a no-no. But in this area the rules of public discourse are completely different, we ask people what they do when we first meet them, we ask people how much they pay for rent, and we most definitely talk politics. So with […]

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Ali’s Family Life: A Photo Essay Series

My children are 8 and 5 years old, pretty magical ages when I stop to appreciate it. They are old enough for adventures, conversations, and chapter books, but still young enough to climb in my lap and ask me to read that chapter book.  It’s magical sometimes, but it’s also hard, frustrating, and anxiety-inducing. I […]

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