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Non-Toy Gifts for the Holiday Season

I strongly prefer buying non-toy gifts—and directing family and friends purchasing gifts for my kids to do the same.

Kansas City’s Best Candy Cane Treats

These local businesses sell candy cane goodies throughout the season that are sure to satisfy your peppermint cravings.

Subscription Boxes

Subscription boxes are great both to show you care and to give a unique gift to someone special.

The 10 Commandments of Christmas

Here are 10 ways to shift your perspective and take command of this “hap-happiest” time of the year.

Coordinating Christmas Cards

Don’t turn sending out Christmas cards into a begrudged “should.” Find the fun by figuring out how cute you can make them.

Toy Guide

The folks at National Parenting Product Awards (NAPPA) have had a fun year unboxing, testing and playing with lots of toys and other family products. Here are the best of the best for this year.

Go a Little Rogue for a More Gratifying Thanksgiving

If the holiday feels more like a tired list of ho-hum obligations rather than an energizing way to revel in your blessings, maybe this is the year to revolutionize your Thanksgiving.

Blessings Board

Felt message boards are one of the newest trends on social media and a great avenue for expressing messages of blessing and gratitude.

Teaching Kids to Have a Grateful Heart

If we want our kids to be truly grateful, we need to cultivate gratitude year round.

Finding hope and love in a shoebox

If you ask Overland Park mom Jelyn Franzon about her all-time favorite present, she will tell you about a simple shoebox she received when she was young. It was filled just with notebooks, stickers, soap and a toothbrush, but its impact still can bring tears to her eyes.
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