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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.

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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Going Green: Easy Ways to Recycle Household Items

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Going green begins with three easy steps: Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle. We've talked about ways in which we can reduce and reuse everyday items, so today we will explore the wonderful world of recycling. Recycling used to be complicated and time consuming, but those days are over. In 2012,…

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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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Five Simple Ways to Eat a More Humane and Healthy Menu

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I’ve had animals for as long as I can remember. I've always had animals and once my husband and I were married we started the slow process of becoming more and more self-sufficient. That's why I'm glad the ASPCA is going beyond a message of just adopting a #ShelterPet, but…

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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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Thanksgiving Neighbor Gifts: Pastries Are a Delicious Way to Show Gratitude

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Thanksgiving—I have been busy on Pinterest lately, pinning all my favorite holiday desserts and neighbor gift ideas to a board I created called "Holiday Yummies." I have found cute hot chocolate stirring spoons, creative cookies, fun fudge, and more. As I was looking through my board, I…

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