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How does laughter lead to better health?

This past week my 4-year-old grandson asked me what a ducks favorite snack is. I said that I didn’t know. He responded “Cheese and quackers! Ha-ha grandma, that’s funny!” We’ve seen an emerging sense of humor for quite a while, … Continue reading

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“This, too, shall pass…” but only if you let it

If you’ve lived in Wisconsin for more than 5 minutes, you know that the weather here is wild and unpredictable at this time of year. Actually, that can be said about much of the year, here. This last snowfall reminded … Continue reading

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Have you taught your kids how to calm down?

CALM DOWN!!!! How many times have you heard a parent, teacher or caretaker shout those two words at young children? Or perhaps on a particularly exasperating day,  maybe you were the one doing the shouting. When I have the chance, … Continue reading

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The groundhog didn’t see his shadow. Did you?

On February 2, America observed the yearly ritual of Groundhog’s Day. Tradition has it, that when groundhogs pop out of their holes, after a long winters hibernation, what they see and do determines whether we will have an early spring, … Continue reading

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Aurora Family Service celebrates milestone moments of 2012

On September 19, 2012, the Aurora Family Service Board of Directors met for its 130th consecutive annual meeting. When the organization formed as Associated Charities in 1882, there were no “horseless carriages,” no airplanes overhead, and no electric lighting to … Continue reading

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How can you give the gift of life, love and understanding?

A wise person once said, “Life is the first gift, love is the second, and understanding is the third.” I am not one of the people who does Black Friday, but I certainly am thinking about Christmas gifts. When we … Continue reading

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What does being thankful actually mean?

On Thanksgiving Day we acknowledge our dependence.   ~William Jennings Bryan I found this quote doing one of my favorite things, which is looking for quotes that are really pithy wisdom statements or maybe a new way of hearing an important … Continue reading

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