We’ve all grown up celebrating Mother’s Day, but I was surprised when I discovered the story behind this holiday.  The following from Wikipedia tells their version of the story: From

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By Rabbi Benjamin Blech Passover is one of the most important religious festivals in the Jewish calendar. Jews celebrate the Feast of Passover (Pesach in Hebrew) to commemorate the liberation

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Luck of the Irish: Elevating St. Patrick’s Day with Sophisticated Style BY PAT BURNS Being half-Irish and named after the patron saint of Ireland, I think I’m entitled to go all

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Honoring the Dream of Dr. Martin Luther King BY JACK LEVINE It was late August 1963. I was 12. I remember my father calling me into his room. The radio

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr’s Last Speech In Memphis, TN Thank you very kindly, my friends. As I listened to Ralph Abernathy and his eloquent and generous introduction and then

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BY MICHELLE MAY, M.D. This holiday season, experience maximal pleasure from all the excellent food. By eating mindfully, you’ll eat less and enjoy these special holiday meals even more. The

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Are you ready to give up Thanksgiving? BY SUSAN ADCOX Every year in late November, my husband asks me the same question. It usually happens around bedtime the day before

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  Tips to Make Hosting the Thanksgiving Holiday Less Stressful BY KAREN L. RANCOURT, Ph.D. “Ask Dr. Gramma Karen” Preparing for Thanksgiving and hosting the day can be stressful, yet

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BY JACK LEVINE I remember 9/11… Early that brilliant sunny morning, I was on a train from Baltimore heading to an early childhood policy conference in Newark. As we approached

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BY JACK LEVINE As we look forward to the July 4th Independence Day celebration,  let’s think for a few minutes about the words that were principally drafted by 33-year-old Thomas Jefferson

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BY JACK LEVINE As Father’s Day approaches, I’m motivated to share these personal essays profiling men whose lives span over a century: my father, Chaim, my sons, Aaron and Josh, and one of

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On behalf of the GRAND team, we want to wish you all a wonderful New Year…may it be filled with adventure and growth. We’ve all been singing Auld Lang Syne

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Once again I’m feeling sentimental and pulling out Christmas cards from my grandmother’s collection to share with you.  The featured image card is from 1908 and the others are from

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What Exactly Is Friendsgiving? BY CHRISTINE CROSBY Many years ago when I was a young single mom, my two best girlfriends (who were also single moms) and I decided to

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How to Enhance Your Thanksgiving BY JACK LEVINE As we enter the holiday season, let’s realize that there are neighbors, young and elder, whose weeks ahead are not brimming with joy.

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A Grandparent’s Guide to Happy Holidays BY DEE DEE MOORE Ready to conquer the holiday chaos before it gets started? “A Grandparent’s Guide to Happy Holidays” is filled with tips

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Valentine Video Chat Game with Your Grandchildren BY KERRY BRYNE Maybe you are like me. You have the best intentions to get something in the mail but it sits in

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Hearts and Flowers and Candy – Oh My! BY PAT BURNS From the Wizard of Oz, Dorothy said it best; “There’s no place like home.” This Valentine’s Day, I plan

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My Christmas Miracle By Margaret Terry Late afternoon that Christmas Eve, I paced from room to room opening and closing closet doors, searching everywhere like a mama dog that had recently

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Kaboom! Celebrating Independence Day in Style BY PAT BURNS Celebrating the 4th of July is one of the summer’s utmost fun times. In 2020, extravagant fireworks and neighborhood parades were

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