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  • Welcome to our Giving Back section. Enjoy inspiring features on moms making a difference; tips to better your community; and ideas for giving back, volunteering, and serving others. This list spotlights our most popular posts, or scroll down for the most recent tips, ideas, and inspiration.

Community: Get Out There and Play

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The yellow bus chugged away a half an hour ago, and yet, I hear nothing outside. No laughter, no games of chase, no bike riders wiping out … nothing. It’s quiet, and honestly, that quiet bothers me.
I know most people like to hear wind rustling through leaves …

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Community Programs: Soccer Shots Builds Character

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Exercise plays a vital role in achieving and maintaining optimal physical health. Next to diet, it is one of the most important habits to teach our children.

That is why I was such a fan of having my daughter start in a soccer program, but felt she was

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Service: How to Make Your Spring Break Service-Oriented

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I don’t know about you but spring fever has infected my family in a HUGE way! It snowed 4 inches yesterday alone, and then melted into a lovely 50 degree day (we went for a bike ride after school!). For Spring Break this year, we are hosting our own ‘…

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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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Neighbor Gifts: Chocolate Peppermint Candy Bars

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Looking for an easy homemade and yummy Christmas neighbor gift this holiday season? Look no further than your nearest craft or grocery store for chocolate and candy molds, buy some candy melts and peppermint pieces, and get ready to wow your friends and family.






I found a cute candy

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Helping kids maintain the giving spirit during the holidays

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Nothing makes me crazier during the holidays than the greedy attitude my children tend to get when asking for presents. Every year I have to make a conscious effort to remind my kids to be giving during the holiday season and with a few easy steps you can too.
Something…

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Do Good in Little Ways

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As a wife, mom, daughter, sister, and friend we all have a lot to get done everyday. Blessings and responsibilities all rolled together make for a busy day, and keeping up with it all is no small task. So as the hustle and bustle ramps up and we rapidly approach…

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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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Family Friendly Service Project

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I have four kids and their ages very from elementary school age to a senior in high school. With kids of all ages you might think it is difficult to find a service project that we can all participate in and enjoy equally. But in reality, finding a family friendly…

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Global Change: Start Small to Make a Difference

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The thought of impacting global change is overwhelming when you think of the harsh reality of what is going on in the world today both at home and abroad.





Recently, I discovered I needed reading glasses. What does this have to do with impacting global change, you might be asking

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