Every year while I’m shopping for gifts for my family, I look for gifts that give back to those in need. One of the places I never miss is WorldVision.org. They offer handcrafted gifts created by artisans in poverty-stricken areas as well as direct donation options.Read More
Category: Doing Good
It should be a sobering thought that every 52 minutes in America, someone is killed in a drunk driving crash. But sadly, people still continue to drink and drive. These 100% preventable deaths – 10,076 in 2013 alone – wreak havoc on the lives of the family and friends of the victims.Read More
Not everyone gets to celebrate with family and friends on Thanksgiving. Nominate your Thanksgiving Hero for a chance at one of five catered meals delivered to them on the job.Read More
I love books. They’re the one thing I’ve never regretting buying. Especially for my kids. It was heartbreaking when we boxed up and sold our children’s book collection after they moved out. There were so many memories in those books.Read More
Breast Cancer. Those are two words that no woman ever wants to hear. But my mother-in-law, sister-in-law, and sister have all been among those who have been given the devastating diagnosis. Sadly they’re not alone. Every year approximately 250,000 cases of breast cancer are diagnosed. But did you know that it’s the most common cancer and the leading cause of cancer death among Hispanic and Latina women.Read More
You don’t have to have kids in grades K through 8th to lend support to your local schools by collecting specially marked General Mills® Box Tops for Education™ products. In fact, whether you’re pre-children, childless by choice, an empty nester like me, or a grandparent I encourage you participate – it’s a simple way to provide dollars to support our local school.Read More
My kids are adults now, but it seems like it was just yesterday that we started saving our General Mills® box tops. But when I sit down and do the math, I’ve been a box top collector for nineteen years. The Crazy thing is, that’s the program started. I have to wonder how many we’ve turned in over the years and how many children benefited from them.Read More
The National Highway Traffic Saftey Administration (NHTSA) wants to remind all parents that kids ages 0-12 should be traveling in appropriate safety seats and those seats should be properly secured. To make parents more aware of the dangers of not restraining their children correctly, they’re launching a Public Service Campaign (PSA) to reinforce key points about car seats.Read More
I love handmade products and I adore them even more when by purchasing them, I’m helping others. That’s exactly how SIMBI works. They bring clean water and sustainable jobs to Haiti that improve the lives of women and their families there.
Created by two women, one who was born and raised in Haiti and the other an American who married a Haitian, they’re working to change the way the world sees Haiti and to replace some of the negative news with some positive changes. That’s something I’m proud to help support.Read More
Duck Tape makes the cutest duct tape around. I can never walk through our hardware store (or Target, for that matter — this tape is everywhere!) without stopping to look at the newest designs. Chevron, animal prints, you name it and they print it.Read More
June is Scleroderma Awareness Month. Don’t know what Scleroderma is? You’re not alone. It’s an autoimmune disease that affects thousands of people.
Some people have a vague notion about what Scleroderma is, because “sclero” means “hard” and of course “derma” means “skin” at that’s been the most prevalent description of it in the media.Read More
School gets out in a couple of weeks, which means most households will be scurrying to find new activities to fill up all the kids’ newly established free time. Some families in Washington, however, have an even bigger worry — how to feed their kids. Nearly one-quarter of Washington children are food insecure, which means they don’t know how their next meal will be provided. Government-funded breakfasts and lunches are fed to these children at school, but when the school year ends so do those regular meals.Read More
9 Days in Panama: Isla Canas and the Hostal PachamamaFeb 3, 2016 | Travel