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HS Diploma – It’s Never Too Late And You’re Not Alone!

HS Diploma – It’s Never Too Late And You’re Not Alone!

Graduating high school is monumental. It is an accomplishment that you show pride in the rest of your life. The day you throw your hat in the air and celebrate everything you have accomplished is something to celebrate. Whether you go on to college, technical school, or a career – that diploma is something you need. Unfortunately, not everyone has that opportunity while in high school. It isn’t for lack of trying – there are … Read entire article »

Filed under: Educational, Socially Conscious

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

5 Ways Kids Can Take Action for Animals! #ASPCA150

5 Ways Kids Can Take Action for Animals! #ASPCA150

Join thousands of animal lovers across the country in ASPCA’s 150 Days of Rescue campaign. Calling All Animal Lovers To celebrate the 150th anniversary of the ASPCA – they are launching 150 Days of Rescue, a nationwide action campaign that seeks to unite the country in making a difference in the lives of homeless and abused animals. As part of this initiative, kids and their families are encouraged to visit ASPCA.org/150days and pledge their time between April … Read entire article »

Filed under: Celebrate Shelter Pets Day, Pets

Design a Free Printable Valentine from Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals!

  Want to spread the love this month? ! With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, it’s easy to spread the love — one heart at a time — with a free printable Valentine. Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMN Hospitals) created a Valentine’s Day card printable and adorable how-to video to get everyone in the loving spirit.   You can download the printable Valentine’s Day card here cmnh.co/valentine and watch the video below! “I Love You” from CMN Hospitals from CMN Hospitals on … Read entire article »

Filed under: Charity, Seasonal, Socially Conscious, Valentine's Day

#GetReady: Two Year Anniversary of Hurricane Sandy

#GetReady: Two Year Anniversary of Hurricane Sandy

Wednesday, Oct. 29 is the 2-year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy’s U.S. landfall. Sandy affected 24 states, killed 162 people, caused more than $50 million in damage and damaged or destroyed 650,000 homes and hundreds of child care centers and schools. It was the day that life turned upside down for thousands of children who suddenly lost everything – including their very sense of stability. Save the Children is still working with many of these children … Read entire article »

Filed under: Charity, Pre-schoolers, Safety, School Aged Children, Socially Conscious

Will You Show Some #ShelterPetLove for Adopt-A-Dog Month?

Will You Show Some #ShelterPetLove for Adopt-A-Dog Month?

Of all the dogs in American homes, only 29% were adopted from a shelter or rescue. Each year approximately 3-4 million pets are adopted, but 2.7 million still lose their lives each year for lack of a home. Seventeen million people will acquire a pet within the next year. The Shelter Pet Project, a collaborative effort between The Humane Society of the United States, Maddie’s Fund® and the Ad Council, hopes to encourage these prospective pet … Read entire article »

Filed under: Charity, Featured, Halloween, Socially Conscious

November 1 is National Brush Day

November 1 is National Brush Day

Four minutes. Four minutes a day is all it takes to keep our mouths healthy. As a mom, I can attest to the frustration that is involved with getting kids to brush their teeth. It starts when they are little, and they kick and scream before letting you pry their mouths open to scrub off they day’s meals from their teeth. As they get older and take on the job themselves, toothbrushing becomes a lightning-fast activity, nearly … Read entire article »

Filed under: 0-5 (By Age Group), Charity, Halloween, Health, Pre-schoolers, School Aged Children, Socially Conscious, Toddlers