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November is National Family Caregivers Month

November is National Family Caregivers Month

  Did you know November is National Family Caregivers Month? It’s a great time to celebrate the more than 42 million people in the U.S. that are caring for an older relative or friend. If you are a caregiver yourself or if you know one, you know that sometimes this means you need extra support. That’s why I’m excited to be posting on behalf of AARP and the Ad Council who have just launched new public service … Read entire article »

Filed under: Caregiving, Caregiving, Health, Women's Issues

Sign the Petition to #BringBackOurGirls

Sign the Petition to #BringBackOurGirls

  On April 15th, an estimated 234 girls between 16 and 18 years old were taken from a school in northeastern Nigeria by a group of Islamic militants called Boko Haram. That’s all that is known for sure. The girls are believed to have been taken into the Sambisa forest. The forest, reportedly quite thick and swampy and containing a sizable wildlife population ranging from monkeys to elephants, is a Boko Haram stronghold. Escapees report that once … Read entire article »

Filed under: Charity, News, Socially Conscious, Women's Issues

This Mother’s Day, Thank the Caregivers in Your Family With the #ThanksProject and the AARP

This Mother’s Day, Thank the Caregivers in Your Family With the #ThanksProject and the AARP

While it’s an honor to take care of a parent or loved one, it can also be a challenge. Across the country 42 million people, primarily women, between the ages of 40 – 60 are faced with the challenge of providing care to their older loved ones, many times while still raising their own children. They may not know it, but they are caregivers, and they play an extraordinary role in supporting those we love. … Read entire article »

Filed under: Charity, Health, Mother's Day, Parenting, Seasonal, Socially Conscious, Women's Issues

Join Me in #7DaysofSpringCleaning with Goodwill

Join Me in #7DaysofSpringCleaning with Goodwill

Now that the days are longer and brighter, I am excited to join in Goodwill’s #7Daysof SpringCleaning and get rid of some of my family’s dusty fashions of yesteryear and make room for some fun new summery things. You are welcome to join too! Goodwill is encouraging everyone to participate. It’s easy – just pick a day to start and follow the steps below. Day 1) Clear your closet clutter. Swing those doors wide and pull out … Read entire article »

Filed under: Charity, Events, Fashion, Socially Conscious, Women's Issues

Enjoy Moms’ Night Out the Movie in Theaters May 9

Enjoy Moms’ Night Out the Movie in Theaters May 9

After a recent trip with my two young sons, I was more than ready for a night out with the moms to see the movie screening of Moms’ Night Out. I could completely relate to the main character, Allyson — a stressed-out mom trying to do it all and be it all to her family. Allyson is played by Sarah Drew, best known for her role as Dr. April Kepner on Grey’s Anatomy. (Yes, there … Read entire article »

Filed under: Video, Women's Issues

Preeclampsia Awareness

Preeclampsia Awareness

How much do you know about preeclampsia? Today I am sharing with you a very special guest post on the subject from a fellow blogger mama who knows firsthand about preeclampsia. Thank you so much to Sarah from Finnegan and The Hughes: I woke up one morning and knew something was wrong. It was only 5 days after my second child was born so I wasn’t surprised to be feeling exhausted, but this seemed different.   I … Read entire article »

Filed under: 00-06 Months, Body After Baby, Charity, Health, Maternity, Socially Conscious, Women's Issues

Bloganthropy Announces Finalists for 2013 Blogger of the Year Awards

The fourth annual Bloganthropy Awards held Nov. 21 at the Champions for Kids Annual Conference. PAOLI, PA – The Annual Bloganthropy Awards, which recognize and honor bloggers who use their sites to support charitable causes, announced its finalist selections for the 2013 Bloganthropy Blogger of the Year award. This year’s finalists are: New Jersey Digital Moms and Social Media Moms –  Social Media Moms, a united group of mothers active in social media, and New Jersey Digital Moms, a network … Read entire article »

Filed under: Charity, News, Socially Conscious, Women's Issues

Call for Nominations for 2013 Bloganthropy Blogger of the Year Award

Call for Nominations for 2013 Bloganthropy Blogger of the Year Award

Know a blogger who should be recognized for using their blog for social good? Then nominate them for the 2013 Blogger of the Year Award! The Annual Bloganthropy Awards, which recognize and honor bloggers who use their sites to support charitable causes, is announcing the call for nominations for the 2013 Bloganthropy Blogger of the Year award. Launched in 2010 by Bloganthropy, the unique awards program is dedicated to recognizing bloggers who effectively use social media for social … Read entire article »

Filed under: Charity, Socially Conscious, Women's Issues

Joseph Nogucci’s Pink Ribbon Charmballa Bracelet Stands as Symbol of Hope for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Joseph Nogucci’s Pink Ribbon Charmballa Bracelet Stands as Symbol of Hope for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

  ** I received a Pink Ribbon Charmballa bracelet from Joseph Nogucci for editorial consideration. Please note all thoughts are my own and I am not being compensated in any other way. ** In addition to my fabulous pink wiper blades from AutoTex Pink, another item that I am happy to sport for Breast Cancer Awareness Month is the Pink Ribbon Charmballa bracelet from Joseph Nogucci. I don’t buy every pink product in the market as I … Read entire article »

Filed under: Breast Cancer Awareness, Charity, Fashion, Gift Ideas, Health, Hip Find, Momma Gotta Have, Mommy Gifts, Socially Conscious, Women's Issues

I’m Doing my Part to “Wipe” Out Breast Cancer

I’m Doing my Part to “Wipe” Out Breast Cancer

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and the time of year where we are all inundated with “pink” products, from cleaning supplies, food and makeup to watching the NFL players with their pink cleats. Many products claim to donate to various breast cancer charities, but being me, I take the initiative to conduct my own research and choose the ones that I feel are authentic and truly do give back. One of these is AutoTex Pink … Read entire article »

Filed under: Breast Cancer Awareness, Charity, Health, Safety, Socially Conscious, Women's Issues