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Win A 20″ America the Beautiful Christmas Wreath

Welcome to the America the Beautiful Christmas Wreath Giveaway Hosted by: Parenting Healthy Rick and Ramona Holt sold their first Christmas wreath at Pike Place Farmer’s Market in Seattle in 1976. It is always exciting to hear of a couple 40 years ago making wreaths to earn some extra Christmas cash to having a successful business…

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Flint (Still Needs) Water Crisis

Kid Congeniality is a blog that focuses on imagining the world through a child’s eyes.  I have always looked around and thought about what children think of the situations in their little part of the world.  We don’t take ourselves too seriously.  We like to keep it light-hearted.  Funny jokes, whimsical memes. But sometimes we…

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4 sites that help explain 9/11 to children

How do you explain 9/11 to a child? Its been 15 years since I witnessed the horror of my fellow New Yorkers walking uptown in a haze, covered in dust.  I can never erase those images from my heart and mind.  I would never want to.  We must always remember the victims, their families, and…

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Safe vehicle’s for families

The dog days of summer are here and we are taking a long weekend to enjoy some family time out on Long Island.  Our son loves to get in the car and take road trips to visit his grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins.  There is nothing like the excitement of a road trip and the…

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Sustainability and Ice Cream

I was walking along Third Avenue and 47th Street in NYC today and I came upon a truck giving out “FREE” ice cream. “Free?  Twist my arm, I’m in!” The Economist was giving out delicious, creamy ice cream to promote subscriptions to their magazine and drum up interest in sustainability.  You were welcome to indulge…

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Leap Year

It’s a leap year which means tomorrow we get an extra day to the year! An ordinary year has 365 days per year but every four years we get a bonus day. A complete orbit of the earth around the sun takes 365.2422 days to complete so leap seconds (and years) are added to keep…

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President’s Day

We visited the National Mall in Washington DC for spring break a few years ago.  I couldn’t believe how big the monuments were and so much larger than life!  I kept trying to jump up into the pictures my Mom was taking of the Lincoln Memorial.  I don’ know why but I just wanted to…

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Leaves of Change

November is the perfect month to practice gratitude.  One thing I am very grateful for is change. Change beckons growth and boy has time changed our family over the past three years! I wrote this piece as a Facebook post in 2012 because I was sad to see our picturesque block change.  Now I am…

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Halloween

Everyone always asks me what it is like to celebrate Halloween in NYC.  The biggest question is “Where do you trick or treat?”  I took a walk around my neighborhood and snapped some photos for you to see NYC all dressed up for us trick or treaters tomorrow! Hope you like them:  …

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Happy Father’s Day

Happy Father’s Day to all the Dads out there, especially mine.  I love you tons!   Footsteps “Walk a little slower Daddy,” said a child so small. “I’m following in your footsteps and I don’t want to fall.  Sometimes your steps are very fast, sometimes they’re hard to see.  So walk a little slower, Daddy,…

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