I took Hasbro’s Joy Maker Challenge, Will You? + Give 1, Keep 1 Giveaway

I connected with Hasbro recently at the Type A Parent Conference, as they were focusing on their Be Fearless Be Kind philanthropic initiative. They had my kids participate in creating a Kindness Wall while at Kid Con, and then they learned of my own social good background.

 

Because they knew I have a soft spot for

By |December 17th, 2016|Reviews & Giveaways, Social Good|25 Comments

Goodwill: Shop and Give Back for the Holidays

Are you ready for Christmas? Just kidding. Or maybe not? Some people are wonderful at organizing, list creating, and shopping throughout the year. Others still haven’t started – and may not start for another few weeks! We love you either way. I promise. So, if you haven’t started shopping, or still have some left to

By |December 11th, 2016|Social Good|0 Comments

Adopt at Any Age and Give Kids a Home

 

My husband and I were discussing having a larger family. Being that I had my tubes tied due to my high risk pregnancies, we naturally discussed adoption. He said he would prefer to adopt an older kid, instead of a baby, because he would not want to go through all the feeding, cleaning and diaper

By |November 25th, 2016|Social Good|0 Comments

Be Understood

 

Raising a child with learning and attention issues is a journey. And it’s one that’s full of ups and downs, successes and challenges, questions and decisions. But what if your child is struggling and you do not even realize it IS a learning or attention issue?

In the U.S., 1 in 5 children struggles with brain-based

By |October 26th, 2016|Social Good|0 Comments

MHA Ends in December- Get Help Now!

The holiday season is just around the corner, which is really a stressful time of year for many. Especially for those who could be on the verge of losing their home. And while this is, of course, a stressful thing for anyone to go through, having it happen near the holidays can be devastating.

Some people

By |October 19th, 2016|Social Good|0 Comments

Absences Add Up

Depending on where you are – your kids have likely been in school for a month or two already. Have they missed any days during that time? How many? Is that even something you think about regularly? When they did miss – you probably did everything you needed to do to ensure that they stayed

By |October 6th, 2016|Social Good|0 Comments

It’s Child Passenger Safety Week

Storks know how to keep kids safe. Do you? Visit safercar.gov/therightseat to know for sure that your child is in the right seat for their age and size. #STORKS #TheRightSeat. During Child Passenger Safety Week, will you help us spread awareness about the importance of having “the right seat” and “the right fit”?

For most of

By |September 23rd, 2016|Social Good|0 Comments

Time to Finish Your Diploma

This is a Public Service Announcement:

There is always so much excitement around the weeks leading up to back to school. We get our shopping lists for supplies, new school clothes, and we start getting ourselves prepared for a new schedule. And even as parents, when our kids go back to school, our schedules change. Do

By |September 13th, 2016|Social Good|0 Comments

Help Smokey The Bear Prevent Wildfires

For 72 years, Smokey Bear has been in our homes and in our schools reminding us that WE can and should prevent forest fires.

It is the time of year when families are out and about, going on hikes, taking summer camping trips, and just all around enjoying the nature around us. But before you

By |August 23rd, 2016|Social Good|0 Comments

Are your kids in the right seat?

 

For most of us, grabbing our gear and running out to the car and heading to appointments, play dates, work and daycare are a regular every day thing. When we have little ones, we put them in their car seat and buckle them up without a second thought to whether or not they are in

By |August 3rd, 2016|Social Good|0 Comments

Avoid The Scams and Find Real Mortgage Relief

 

A few years ago, we almost bought a home. We had our offer approved by the seller & the bank, put a deposit in escrow and were about to close on the house. The woman we were to buy from was attempting a short sale (which is a way to avoid a full foreclosure).  But

By |July 5th, 2016|Social Good|0 Comments

National Get Outdoors Day June 11th

 

You know how much we like getting outdoors, so we were excited to assist with sharing the word about National Get Outdoors Day June 11th!

As kids it was easy for us to spend time outdoors – to go barefoot in the grass, play in the mud, explore the wilderness. As we get older we find

By |June 9th, 2016|Social Good|0 Comments

Be a Stroke Hero!

There are many super heroes out there. Moms, Dads, Grandparents, people who are simply lending a hand to others. We consider those people super heroes. Many of those super heroes are behind the scenes; they never get recognition for what they do, and that is okay with them.

But what if you could be a super

By |May 17th, 2016|Social Good|0 Comments

Make Sure Your Kids Are in the Right Seat

While my kids are no longer little ones, I do know the importance of making sure they are in the right seat.

Did you know that every 33 seconds a child under 13 is involved in a car crash in the United States? That probably isn’t the first thing you think about when you are hauling

By |April 13th, 2016|Social Good|0 Comments

Diabetes Alert Day is Coming on March 22nd

My grandpa has diabetes and my father has prediabetes. Diabetes runs in his family, so much so that his uncle lost a leg and eventually died from being diabetic. When I was pregnant, we had a gestational diabetes scare. Thankfully upon further testing, I came out alright. I used to work as a Senior Case

By |March 10th, 2016|Social Good|0 Comments

National Adoption Month Awareness Giveaway- Ends 11-30-15

We are shar­ing this post as part of a Blog­gin’ Mamas Social Good Cam­paign, and were not com­pen­sated for doing so.

 

Bloggin’ Mamas is sponsoring this giveaway in support of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, AdoptUSKids, and the Ad Council. November is National Adoption Month and they are encouraging prospective parents to adopt

By |November 23rd, 2015|Reviews & Giveaways, Social Good|0 Comments