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Family Service Projects That Involve Kids

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Finding family service projects that allow children of all ages to participate can be difficult. Yet, getting kids involved in charitable activities at a young age is a critical component in raising giving children.

In a previous post, we identified 10 ways to pay it forward as a family. Examples of family service projects included providing gently used books to the library and giving “blessing bags” to the homeless shelter. (You can see the full list here.) This post …

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mama_summit_slide_home Moms Advocating for Clean Air

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What do you want for Mother’s Day? At Moms Clean Air Force, we want a healthy future for our children. That’s why this year, in the week before Mother’s Day, Moms Clean Air Force will tell our politicians that they must pay attention to the urgent problem of clean air…

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04.02.2014_GAMD The Great American Milk Drive

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A typical early morning for my family consists of taking showers, making lunches, signing permission forms, walking the dog, feeding the cat, packing backpacks, and consuming almost a gallon of milk…. Yes, I said almost a gallon of milk. With both parents working full time breakfast at our

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Hailey Rae Childhood Epilepsy: Finding the Sunshine

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Meet Stephanie. She’s the type of friend, sister, aunt, and neighbor that everyone wishes they had. It’s rare to see her face without a smile on it. Her blue eyes light up a room. And her contagious laugh can ease any situation.

You can count on Stephanie for ANYTHING. Whether

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blessing jar 3 How to Create a Blessings Jar

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I have never been proud of the fact that I am a stingy giver. Yuck, that just doesn’t sound right. Giving away my finances is just incredibly difficult – more than my time or resources. Part of the reason is that my husband and I will most certainly be paying…

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kamp-weekend-header Big Heart Dance Beats for Childhood Cancer

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A mother’s heart is as expansive as the universe. We look at our babies and the world explodes with wonder and expectations. We never expect that one of our children will be diagnosed with cancer. When that happens, our world implodes. Even the most independent among us find that …

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girl with dog Pets: 5 Ways to Donate to Animal Shelters

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Muddy feet, slobbery kisses, squeaky toys, unconditional love … you might think that I’m talking about kids and everything that they add to life. What if I told you that before I had a child, my life was filled with all of these wonderful things? How? Thanks to our furbabies,…

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Treating children a priority720 Climate Kids for Haiyan Relief

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Our kids are growing up in a world where climate change is having harmful, and too often devastating, impacts on communities here at home and around the world. Just days after the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy… striking the Eastern Seaboard, Super Typhoon Haiyan—the largest typhoon to ever make landfall 

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IMG_5134 5 Tips For Teaching Kids to Give Back

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The holiday season offers a great opportunity to teach children about gratitude. But it is important to do things year round to help them learn the importance of being thankful and giving back.

5 Tips for Teaching Kids to Give Back…
It can be a difficult concept for young children,

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premature720 November 17: World Prematurity Day

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Premature birth is the leading cause of newborn death each year. With 15 million babies born too soon every year, this is a problem that cannot go unaddressed.   Although the premature birth… rate has fallen to its lowest rate in 15 years, there is still work to be done to

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