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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.

Water Conservation: Do I Have to Shorten My Shower to Save the Earth?

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I love taking long showers. I just don’t feel awake and ready to start my day until I’ve had a good, long, hot shower. It's one indulgence I’ve refused to give up since becoming a mom. I will get up early or find a way for the kids to be…

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Integrated Education: One Way to Help Autistic and Neurotypical Children

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Chances are you have a friend or family member that has an autistic child. Autism is a prevalent enough condition that, chances are, you're aware of the traits of autism through either indirect observation or through actual acquaintance with someone who has it. How many times have you seen…

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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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Bettering Communities: Host a Christmas Party for a Nonprofit

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The holidays are a great time to find ways to give back in your community. My dad told me, "You become who your friends are." I'm sure this statement referred to his concern about the people who clouded certain years of my life. At the time, I thought his…

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Give Back for Goodwill

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The holidays are such a wonderful time of year. With five young children, our house is very busy. This also makes the holiday season a bit costly. Luckily, we have thrift stores such as Goodwill to save the day. Along with helping me to save money and keep up with…

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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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