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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Written by: Jill Greenlaw
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, so mastering the art of gratitude requires constant, long-term reinforcement. These are some things my husband and I are doing to teach our daughter to not only be grateful, but …
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…
The Holiday season is known as a time of giving. While most times it’s usually the parents who handle the donations, charity drives, and the like, there are plenty of ways that making a difference can be a family affair. With a little inspiration, cooperation, and planning, families can extend…
Once a year, my community does a neighborhood service project…. Our local church leaders find different families that may need extra help. They might be single mothers, widows, the elderly , or someone that is sick or unable to care for their yard on their own. Families are invited
Developing imagination is an important part of growing up. The superhero version of me when I was eight years old was a “Zoomer ” …with wings. Indeed, I once broke my arm imagining I was that very superhero and jumping off my front porch in roller skates. I am
Want to make a difference while working towards a dream of photography? Take note from Ashley Jonathan Clements who has been doing just that in eastern Kachin state and showing the world through her blog….
This past February, Clements was a part of a convoy in eastern Kachin with
Service…—Saying the word “yes,” especially when you’d rather say “no” can transform your mundane day-to-day into an exciting and fulfilling life adventure. I know this because a few years ago I said yes to a request I wasn’t absolutely sure I could fulfill. This yes altered my holiday celebration
I want my kids to know that their actions can really make a difference… in the lives of others. A few years back, my grandmother asked that we no longer give her gifts at Christmas, but instead take the money we would have used and donate it to a local
‘Tis the season for giving! While this statement conjures up images of Yankee Swaps, Black Friday crowds, and the old man in the red suit, it also means helping those less fortunate… than ourselves. Some families have a holiday tradition of volunteering at a soup kitchen. Others make yearly