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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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Raising Giving Kids: How To Host and Throw a Party That Has Purpose

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On Mom It Forward throughout the month of January, I've discussed ways to use your crafting ability to create shoes. I've listed 12 ways you and your child can start giving today. We outlined three tips in choosing an appropriate volunteer experience for your family. I've even laid…

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Parent Volunteers: 3 Ways Parents Can Volunteer With Kids

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One way to raise giving children is to help them see the needs of others and the easiest way to see needs in your community is to get involved. However, picking an age-appropriate volunteer activity can be challenging, especially with little ones. 3 Ways a Parent Can Volunteer Consider these…

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Family Activities: 12 Ways You and Your Kids Can Serve Others

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It’s a Tuesday in January at Mom It Forward and that means we are talking about fun ideas and strategies to raise giving kids. In previous weeks, we’ve highlighted Sole Hope, a kid-friendly organization your family can serve with, and we’ve also discussed the Three C’s of Service:

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Kid Friendly Service Ideas: How to Teach Kids to Collect, Create, and Cash-in

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Of course we want generous and centered kids, but how do you involve young children in service?  That's easy. Break service into the three C’s: collect, create, and cash-in. Collect Teach kids to collect. Depending on the time of year, you can find agencies and churches collecting just about…

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Kids Activities: Chocolate Gifts for the Neighbors

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Chocolate. Christmas. Community. Children. All of these things are what I love about the holiday season. So, what could be more perfect than combining all four—kids activities, including homemade gift ideas for the neighbors made of chocolate? Last night, my kids and I were in an edible arts and crafts…

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