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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 a stigma about older kids that make people shy away from looking at them for … Read entire article »

Filed under: Adoption, Parenting

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. School shopping is done; you have just dropped them off for their first day and … Read entire article »

Filed under: Advice, Parenting

Child Passenger Safety Week – Could You Have The Wrong Seat?

Child Passenger Safety Week – Could You Have The Wrong Seat?

  Take the time to spread the message of how important Child Passenger Safety week really is! 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 your kids to school, the grocery store, or anywhere else around town. And really, you shouldn’t have to worry about whether or not your child is … Read entire article »

Filed under: Car Seat, Safety

Only YOU Can Prevent Wildfires!

Only YOU Can Prevent Wildfires!

Have you seen the devastating images on the web or on the news? The ones of burning wilderness, burning homes, and injured animals? It’s awful. And it is largely preventable.   In 2014 there were 7,933 wildfires caused by lightning, but 55,679 wildfires caused by human error (as reported to the National Interagency Fire Center). In 2015 58,916 human-caused wildfires burned over 2 million acres.     Smokey Bear’s message about wildfire prevention is the center of the longest-running and one … Read entire article »

Filed under: Socially Conscious

Is Your Child Really In #TheRightSeat?

Is Your Child Really In #TheRightSeat?

If you have kids that are still in a car seat or booster seat – this is a message you do not want to take lightly. Car crashes are a leading cause of death for children 1 to 13 years old. And every 33 seconds a child under 13 is involved in a car crash in the United States. Many times deaths and injuries can be prevented by proper use of car seats, booster seats, … Read entire article »

Filed under: Car Seat

Facing Foreclosure? Let Making Home Affordable Help!

Facing Foreclosure? Let Making Home Affordable Help!

Owning a home is a big responsibility – there is no question about that. Many people work hard all of their lives to make sure they can build that house into a home. Making generations memories that are irreplaceable. Sometimes, no matter how hard you work, things happen that are completely out of your control. You may be left wondering how you are going to pay your mortgage. If this has happened to you or … Read entire article »

Filed under: Home

Be A #Stroke Hero And Save A Life

Be A #Stroke Hero And Save A Life

Super heroes are a big deal. Everyone loves them – kids all the way to adults. But those caped heroes who wear masks, they do not compare to the real super heroes. Us! We are all super heroes in our own special way. Maybe we are a mom, dad, grandparent, caregiver – the list goes on. And whether you know it or not, you have the opportunity today to save lives. May is American Stroke Month, … Read entire article »

Filed under: Health, Stroke

Yes! Even You Could Have PreDiabetes

Yes! Even You Could Have PreDiabetes

It is no secret that as parents, we tend to spend much more time taking care of others than we do ourselves. You can try and tell yourself otherwise, but you know it is a fact. I get it! We have all been there at one point or another; there has been a time – probably more recently than you’d like to admit – when you put your own self-care to the side. But I am … Read entire article »

Filed under: Health, Nutrition

Adopt US Kids Celebrates 10 Years and More Than 22,000 Children Adopted from Foster Care

If you have siblings, you know how important they are. No matter what happens in life, you know you have your siblings to rely on. Imagine being torn apart from them. Not being able to locate them. This is a sad reality for many children in foster care. I volunteered as a Foster Care Case Reviewer many years ago and the experience has stayed with me through my whole adult life. There are currently 402,000 children in the foster care system in the United States of America and nearly 102,000 children (under 18 years of age) waiting for adoption. This is a particularly sobering fact, especially during the holidays. As an extension of their award-winning National Adoption campaign, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, AdoptUSKids and the Ad Council are unveiling … Read entire article »

Filed under: Adoption, Parenting, Socially Conscious

Help Celebrate Shelter Pets Day on December 2nd 

Help Celebrate Shelter Pets Day on December 2nd 

    As we enter the throes of the holiday season, gifts are on our minds. Pets are #1 on many children’s holiday wish lists, so imagine if you could give them the gift of a pet, while saving a pet’s life? December 2nd is the fifth annual Celebrate Shelter Pets Day, a special day to bring awareness to all of the shelter animals who are so patiently waiting for their furever family to come along and adopt … Read entire article »

Filed under: Celebrate Shelter Pets Day, Chanukah, Christmas, Gift Guides, Gift Ideas, Pets, Seasonal, Socially Conscious