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Start A ‘Giving Countdown’ To Christmas

Start A ‘Giving Countdown’ To Christmas

In preparation for today, Giving Tuesday, I recently started a fundraiser on social media for one of my favourite non-profit organisations. A friend who donated mentioned that they were including the gift as part of her family’s “Gift-Giving Countdown to Christmas.” They’d created an advent calendar of joy and generosity.

Want To Raise Empathetic Kids? Show ‘Em How It’s Done

Want To Raise Empathetic Kids? Show ‘Em How It’s Done

My son asked me last night what I was going to be writing about today. I’d just been reading this piece in the New York Times about how parents can raise empathetic children, and it had struck a chord with me. As a parent, I desperately want to raise my…