The Benefits of Decluttering Your Possessions

Several years ago, I looked around my house and realized I had way too much stuff. No, we aren’t talking hoarders level. There were just things everywhere and each of those things had to be cleaned around and organized and taken care of. The overall lack of clear, flat surfaces was making me stressed out. […]

Help Children in Foster Care for National Adoption Month

It took me almost two years to get pregnant with my first child, my daughter. During that time, I worried that I wouldn’t be able to have children and we briefly considered adopting. Like most couples, the first thing we thought of was adopting a baby. Thankfully, I did get pregnant and adoption wasn’t something […]

How to Make a Difference by Volunteering

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Support for Parents with Children Who Have Learning Disabilities

Being a parent isn’t easy even in the best of times. There’s no instruction book that goes along with your child and most parents feel lost at least every other day. At least, I know I did. For parents with children who have learning disabilities, parenting can be even more overwhelming. There are so many […]

Trim a Christmas Tree for Breast Cancer Awareness

Have you ever thought about trimming a Christmas tree for breast cancer awareness? October is breast cancer awareness month, and it’s the perfect time to show your support for those that struggle with this disease. Over the years, I’ve worn pink, purchased products which were donating a portion of their proceeds and shared messages on […]

5 Important Car Seat Safety Tips You Need to Know

Did you know that motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of death for children age 1 to 13 in the USA? Check out these important car seat safety tips. The fatality rate could be reduced dramatically if the correct child safety seat were always used. In 2014, for children under 5, an estimated 252 […]

Why You Should Finish Your Diploma Today

Back to school may mean lunchboxes and school buses to you, but to many Americans, it means returning to finish high school. Did you know that 29 million American adults have not received their high school diploma? My son and his fiance just graduated high school and are looking for jobs. It’s hard enough to […]

How You Can Prevent Forest Fires

Do you know how you can prevent forest fires? I’m sure that we’re all familiar with stories of a carelessly tossed cigarette starting a forest fire. Or, times when children played with matches and started a fire. I know that I’ve had discussions with my kids many times about the dangers of fire and possibility […]

Is Your Child 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? Car seats, if used correctly, can dramatically reduce the risk of fatality or injury. But over half of car seats are misused in a way that could reduce their effectiveness and 1 in 3 […]

ASPCA Shop With Your Heart Initiative

Years ago, I watched a movie that really helped me understand how poorly animals are treated by factory farms. It was a real eye opener, and at that time, I made a promise to myself that I would stop purchasing traditionally raised and slaughtered meat. When I shop now, I try very hard to purchase […]