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To Tanzania with Love | The Laurita Spina Bifida Project Wants to Donate Wheelchairs

To Tanzania with Love | The Laurita Spina Bifida Project Wants to Donate Wheelchairs

“How sad it is that we give up on people who are just like us.” — Fred Rogers (“Mr. Rogers”) I don’t really remember what it’s like not being able to walk. As parental anecdotes recall, I was about two years old when I took my first steps. My parents were overjoyed, of course, but probably more than most parents, because I have spina bifida. According to my doctors at the time, I wasn’t supposed to … Read entire article »

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Companies Give Back With #GivingTuesday

  Did you know that today (November 29th) is #GivingTuesday? I have partnered with Bloggin’ Mamas and Carter’s to promote Giving Tuesday, a pro-social movement that encourages manufacturers and other participants to support charitable giving on the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving. This year marks Carter’s first Pajama Program for Giving Tuesday. For every Carter’s pajama purchased online today at www.Carters.com or … Read entire article »

Should You Adopt? November is National Adoption Month

Should You Adopt? November is National Adoption Month

Did you know that November is National Adoption Month? I’m reaching out to you, my loyal readers, on behalf of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, AdoptUSKids, and the Ad Council to ask for your help in spreading the word about just how important it is for prospective parents to consider adopting older youth from foster care. There is … Read entire article »

Simply Dresses 30% Off Sale Happening NOW

Simply Dresses 30% Off Sale Happening NOW

Simply Dresses is an amazing site! You can get beautiful dresses for every special occasion and the best part is, they are made with really great quality and are affordable. It’s simple and easy, you can find the perfect dress from the comfort of your own home and can even stock up on pretty dresses to have on-hand when you … Read entire article »

Laura Ingalls Wilder 18″ Doll Review + Giveaway!

Laura Ingalls Wilder 18″ Doll Review + Giveaway!

There aren’t many people who haven’t heard of Little House on the Prairie in one form or another. Maybe you grew up reading the Little House on the Prairie book series written by Laura Ingalls Wilder – or maybe you grew up watching the “Little House on the Prairie” TV series. Or maybe you are an even bigger fan and … Read entire article »

Learning and Attention Issues Need Our Focus

Learning and Attention Issues Need Our Focus

It is really quite astonishing  to know that with all of the technology and knowledge that we have gained over the years, that one in five children struggles with issues related to reading, math, writing, focus, and organization, and yet many children with learning and attention issues STILL do not have a diagnosis. This is simply baffling to hear. To … Read entire article »

Don’t Let Time And Foreclosure Take Your Home

Don’t Let Time And Foreclosure Take Your Home

Foreclosures can have a devastating effect on families and communities. There are still too many homeowners struggling to make their mortgage payments or facing the prospect of losing their homes. About one in 13 homeowners nationwide has fallen behind on his or her mortgage payments, putting them at a higher risk of foreclosure. Homeowners should not feel alone, but many … Read entire article »

New Series THE OTHER F WORD Is Brilliantly Written

New Series THE OTHER F WORD Is Brilliantly Written

Sometimes you just need something new, something different something that hasn’t been done time and time again. That is exactly what Caytha Jentis did when she created The Other F Word series.  The Other F Word is a comedic coming-of-age series about four women friends who deal with the highs and lows of mid-life as they reinvent themselves now that … Read entire article »

Chronic Absenteeism Is Real And Happening Every Day

Chronic Absenteeism Is Real And Happening Every Day

For most parents, back to school means as a parent you get a break from the crazy of summer. You know what I am talking about, right? A small voice in your head is sad that they are going back to school, but you are also celebrating that little bit of freedom that you are about to have because of it. … Read entire article »

3 Easy Steps To Prepare Kids And Families For Disaster #GetReadyGetSafe #PrepStep

3 Easy Steps To Prepare Kids And Families For Disaster #GetReadyGetSafe #PrepStep

September is National Preparedness Month – Every second counts when it comes to helping children and families stay safe in disasters.  Do you and your family have a plan for when disaster strikes? Although we think “that would never happen to me” or “that kind of disaster would never happen here,” the truth is, we really never know when or where … Read entire article »