Reading, Writing and Arithmetic are important, but so is character education. As your children head back to school, you’ll want to talk to them about what it means to be a good friend and how to deal with bullying. Books are the best way to introduce and discuss difficult concepts like bullying or fitting in at school. One of my favorite authors is Trudy Ludwig, and I’ve recommended her books “My Secret Bully” and “Just Kidding” before on Mamanista. Please join me for a Live Chat with Trudy tonight at 7pm!
This Mother’s Day, join Macy’s in their “Thank a Mom Movement.” Macy’s will donate $5 (up to a total of $400,000) to a charity in your mom’s honor.
We’re happy to post about the Special Benefit Performance of “Driving Miss Daisy” scheduled for Monday, February 7th at 8pm because it combines two of our favorite things: the arts and charity. All proceeds from the special performance will benefit the The Actors Fund, which provides social services, health care services, employment assistance and housing services to those working in entertainment and the performing arts.
The heirloom-quality wooden doll furniture at RosieHippo.com is beautiful! This doll furniture fits American Girl Dolls, Corolle Dolls and all 18 inch or smaller dolls. It’s comparable in price to the furniture in the American Girl catalog, but this furniture is handmade in America by Amish craftsmen and much more special. And it’s on sale! Get 15% Off Doll Furniture at RosieHippo.com using coupon code RHDOLL15.
One of my favorite stores is donating 25% of all Valentine’s Day purchases to Haiti. Click here to visit Rosie Hippo and to donate 25% of your purchase to Haiti use coupon code: HELPHAITI.
RosieHippo.com is the place to shop for hip, eco-friendly toys. Many of their toys are on-sale right now, so you can get a great deal and make a donation to Haiti at the same time.
As part of a project with Bloganthropy, I am posting about this effort to earn a donation of clothing forSew Much Comfort from Dollar Days.
Sew Much Comfort provides adaptive clothing at no cost to support the unique needs of our injured service members from all branches of the military and national guard. This clothing fits around medical devices and prosthetics and gives the service member and medical personnel ready access to injured areas. The adapted clothing allows injured service members to have their clothing appear the same as normal civilian attire; an attribute which helps facilitate a more natural and comfortable recovery. Without adaptive clothing the only option for the service member is a hospital gown.
Looking for a last-minute Hanukkah present or last-minute Christmas present? Visit your local toy store! There are so many benefits to shopping locally. One of the big benefits: education. Local stores provide personalized service. I have a great relationship with my local store owner, and I have appreciated some of their tips and product recommendations. My neighborhood toy store carries unique educational toys. But I bet you didn’t know that you are actually supporting your local schools when you shop locally.
ThinkFirst is a national injury prevention program. Specifically, it was created to help children avoid suffering disabling injuries. ThinkFirst has offered some crucial safety tips to remember throughout this summer.
February 1-7 is Burn Awareness Week, and Shriners Hopsital for Children is kicking off a year-long campaign focused on preventing gasoline burn injuries. According to a study published in the November 2007 issue of the Journal of Burn Care and Rehabilitation, there are an estimated 10,000 pediatric burn injuries annually in the United States. Most burn injuries are […]