A Mamanista is first and foremost a Mama…and so we support important causes, especially those that help out the most vulnerable. We posted before about ways to teach children charity at Christmas. One important way to teach your children charity is to give something back yourself by donating your time, money and gently-used items. If you […]
#TheRightSeat for Child Passenger Safety
If you have children, it is probably your first instinct to KNOW that they must be in a car seat from the time they leave the hospital until they are old enough to move to a booster seat, and then to simply buckling up in a seat belt. But how do you know when that […]
The Act of Giving Made Easy This Holiday Season
If you’re thinking that now is the time to declutter your home, clean out the garage, or clean out your closet you’d be right. At the end of the year we are more likely to focus on moving forward and clearing away the things that we no longer love or need. Maybe it’s the holidays […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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). […]
Will You Shop With Your Heart?
With all of the garbage that is put in our food today, it is important to be conscientious about where your food is coming from. Not only that – but where your meat is raised is a BIG deal. By buying welfare-certified animal products, or more plant-based products, you send a strong message to food […]
Have You Had #TheSmartTalk Yet?
Have your children asked for a smartphone yet? Do you have concerns about online safety or cyberbullying? While my son often asks to borrow my iPhone to play games and watch videos, I was surprised when he asked for a phone for Christmas. He’s only seven. My husband and I felt he was too young […]