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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.

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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Family Giving Ideas: 31 Ways to Serve Together at Christmas Time

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Family giving ideas don't have to come in the form of gifts or even cost a dime. Embracing the true spirit of the holiday season and serving others can be as simple as showing those who mean the most to you and live nearby how much you love and appreciate…

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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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Local Children’s Hospitals Donations Made Easy With New App

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Looking for the perfect local children's hospitals to support this holiday season? Look no further. Children's Miracle Network Hospitals' makes locating your local children's hospitals easy and giving fun right in time for Thanksgiving with it's new #AskForMoney campaign. We're taking the challenge to make Thanksgiving dinner more awkward when…

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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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