How to Identify a Mortgage Relief Scam

Do you know how to identify a mortgage relief scam? I’m sure I’m not the only one that’s gotten one of those phone calls where the person on the other end says they’re your mortgage company, the IRS, or your bank and needs personal information from you over the phone. Maybe they make promises to […]

How to Share the Message of Clean Drinking Water

I am participating in a sponsored campaign on behalf of P&G and The Motherhood. Clean drinking water isn’t something that I think about that often. I turn on the faucet and it comes out. It’s there for a cold drink after a good workout. It’s there to wash the dishes after dinner and to brush […]

How to Talk to Your Teen About Drugs

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of National Institute on Drug Abuse. All opinions are 100% mine. Have you been wondering how to talk to your teen about drugs? With all of the misinformation out there, it’s an important discussion to have. I’ll admit that I was a bit of a […]

Why I Give Back to the Community

Do you know why I give back to the community? I give back, so others get help. Years ago, when my kids were little, we had a few very difficult years. We relied on the food shelf in our area every week to make it. I made a promise that when we could, we would […]

Give the Gift of Lasting Change

Can you give the gift of lasting change? I love giving gifts during the holidays. It makes me happy to know that I’ve given someone something that’s important to them. As we get older, I’ve found that we want and need less than when we were younger. Coming up with an idea when someone asks […]

Give the Gift of Milk for the Holidays

When we think of giving gifts, milk probably isn’t one that tops our holiday list, but for many Americans the gift of milk would mean quite a bit. Most families who rely on food banks receive only about one gallon of milk per person, per year even though milk is frequently requested by families facing […]

One Billion People Without Clean Drinking Water

I am participating in a sponsored campaign on behalf of P&G and The Motherhood. What would you do if you woke up one morning and turned on the faucet and out came brown water? If you went to the grocery store for bottled water and there was none? If the stream in your neighborhood had […]

Join the Change Your Chicken Challenge

I’ve written many times about our life in Vermont including the fact that we have ducks and chickens. They’re getting older now and don’t produce eggs any longer. They just sort of hang out and enjoy life in the back yard, eating bugs, and making me smile.  We’ve never considered our ducks and chickens to […]

6 Easy Ways to Help your Community

Marty and I are very blessed to be where we are today. When I was first married, we struggled. Money was always tight and there never seemed to be enough to get through the week. When Marty hurt his back and ended up on disability, we had some very difficult times living on what I […]

25 Random Acts of Kindness Ideas | Giving Back at Christmas

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of BIC®. All opinions are 100% mine. Giving back at Christmas is important to me. There were years that we had practically nothing and relied on the generosity of strangers to help us. Now that we aren’t in that situation any longer I try to […]