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Good Friday

Good Friday Meaning

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Hey Sparkles! Happy Friday! For today’s Family Friday post, I am writing about Good Friday. Today’s blog post will explore why we call Good Friday “good,” when Jesus was crucified on this day. For Christians, the starting point for our faith is with the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. If Jesus had not […]

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President’s Day

Hey Sparkles! Happy Monday! Today is President’s Day, but what is that even? Well, that’s what I’m going to tell you in today’s Monday Moment blog post. President’s Day is the popular and commonly used name for the United States federal holiday officially called Washington’s Birthday. It is celebrated annually on the third Monday of February, […]

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Non-Candy Valentine’s Day ideas for kids

Hey Sparkles! Happy Friday! For today’s Family Friday blog post, I decided to write about some non-candy Valentine’s Day ideas, for those people who have allergies. My family doesn’t eat candy, so we always just make cards. However, just because the cards don’t have candy attached doesn’t mean they can’t be creative. So, I looked […]

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Groundhog Day

Hey Sparkles! Happy Family Friday! Next week is Groundhog Day, so I thought that I would write today’s Family Friday blog post on this interesting holiday. Legend has it that on the morning of February 2, if a groundhog can see its shadow, there will be six more weeks of winter. If it cannot see […]

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Goals vs. Resolutions: What’s the difference?

Hey Sparkles! Since it is less than a week until New Year’s, I decided to make my Wednesday Wisdom post about the difference between goals and resolutions. Resolutions are something that you say you are going to do or change, but then you get busy and stop doing it after a while. Goals, however, are […]

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History of Silent Night

Hey Sparkles! Happy Monday! For today’s Monday Moment post, I decided to write a post on the 200th anniversary of the Christmas carol “Silent Night.” In 1818, Josef Mohr, a German monk in the church, wrote a Christmas poem named “Stille Nacht.” On Christmas Eve, he discovered that the organ wouldn’t work, and couldn’t be […]

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Christmas Gift Ideas

Hey Sparkles! Happy Friday! For today’s Family Friday post, I decided to give you a few gift ideas for those that are always hard to shop for. Homemade gifts always feel more personal, or even personalized ones. I like giving young children a toy that I sewed or made for them. You can always go […]

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Christmas Presents

Experiences vs. Toys for Christmas Presents

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Hey Sparkles! Happy Wednesday! For today’s Wednesday Wisdom post, I decided to do a post about the psychological impact of giving children experiences vs. giving children toys as Christmas presents. I will go through the pros and cons of each option and let you draw your own conclusions. Experiences for Christmas presents: Pros: The memories […]

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twelve days of christmas hoodie

Christian Meaning Behind The Twelve Days of Christmas

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Hey Sparkles! Happy Monday! For today’s Monday Moment post, I am writing about the hidden meaning in the popular Christmas song The Twelve Days of Christmas. At first glance, this song may seem whimsical and just a fun song, but it actually has a meaning in it, put there by the persecuted Catholic church in […]

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Christmas Traditions

Hey Sparkles! Happy Family Friday. Christmas is coming soon, so I thought it would be a good time to write about Christmas traditions. What makes Christmas special is not the presents, it is how you spend your time at Christmas. My family always sleeps on mattresses on the living room floor on Christmas Eve. We […]

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History of Mistletoe

Hey Sparkles! Happy Family Friday and Black Friday. Now that Thanksgiving is over, people start to think about Christmas. Today I am going to talk about the history of mistletoe. When two people are standing under a mistletoe, the tradition is to kiss each other. But why do we do this silly thing year after […]

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Veterans Day

Hey Sparkles! Happy Monday Moment and Veterans Day. Today I will be talking about the history of this holiday. First, there are a few misconceptions I feel the need to clear up. The name of the holiday is Veterans Day. It is not Veteran’s Day or Veterans’ Day. The purpose of this holiday is to […]

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Time’s Up Day

Hey Sparkles! Today is national Time’s Up Day. Time’s Up Day is a day to let you know that if you’ve been waiting to make up with someone close to you, that you’ve officially run out of time and it’s time to make amends. Life’s too short to be on bad terms with those you […]

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Labor Day

Labor Day 2018

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Hey Sparkles! Happy Monday Moment and Labor Day. I love Labor Day, but isn’t it ironic that labor means to work and federal employees don’t work on the day that is designated as “the day to work.” If I had it my way, you would work on Labor Day and not work on any other […]

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secret admirer card

The ultimate secret admirer card (without sounding like a stalker)

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Hey Sparkles, So, Valentine’s Day is coming up, and that would be the perfect way to tell your crush you like them. The best way to do this is a secret admirer note. But how should you do this without sounding like a stalker? Here are 5 tips to not sounding like a stalker. 5 […]

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