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Why We Stopped Going House to House for the Holidays

We hit a breaking point. We were so tired of rushing from house to house; we had truly begun to dread holidays. It was time to make a change for our family.

WATCH: Hobby Lobby Lights Up Mom Hearts With Viral Christmas Ad

Has Hobby Lobby entered the world of emotionally persuasive holiday short-form cinema? It would certainly seem so! And their Christmas ad effort is 100% geared toward what is undoubtedly their most loyal customer: busy (exhausted, out-of-time) moms.

“This Christmas I Want Food”: What These Foster Kids Want For Christmas Is Heartbreaking

None of them asked for this year’s hottest toy, or another video game to add to their collection. No, the children who filled out these tags listed their “innermost dreams”—things that should be part of everyone’s childhood.

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I’ve Always Been a Bad Friend

"Seasons change. People change. Marriages come, children come. Life just gets too busy. Gosh, that hurts. It hurt then. I would not entertain another female friendship for eighteen years! That’s weird, right?!"

“I Haven’t Been There Recently. Have You Noticed? Are You Upset I’m Not Meeting Your Needs? Have You Thought to Ask Why?”

"Did you expect me to put it all out there instead of withdrawing because I’m 'strong?' I’m not ready."

Why You Should Encourage Your Child to Befriend the Kid Who’s “Different”

It’s natural for our kids to gravitate toward a certain kind of person—someone with whom it’s easy to talk to and get along with. There is nothing wrong with that. Yet, I think we, as parents, should become more purposeful about helping our kids get to know children with special needs.