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    Dreams change. Plans change. Life change

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    New phases

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    The art of Conversation

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    7 reasons to shop Farmers’ Markets

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    Explore new flavors over an open flame

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    Empathy should be at the top of your family values list

    Q: How can dads teach compassion and empathy for others? I think it’s the most important lesson to be learned, and the earlier, the better. Oh, hey! Big question! But I’ll tell you what I know. I agree that empathy and compassion are incredibly important lessons for us to teach. Sometimes the difference between a […]

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    Children and food allergies

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