Dining Out & Supporting No Kid Hungry with Ted’s Montana Grill

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Every day 1 in 5 children in America don’t get the food they need. As a number, that’s 16 million children who are hungry. Food insecurity is never an issue for my family but when I think about the children who are/were in my children’s classes, there is a strong chance that they might need a little extra support. It’s a big issue that makes me incredibly thankful for organizations like Share Our Strength and their partners like Ted’s Montana Grill who are participating in the Dine Out for No … [Read more...]

He Named Me Malala

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Next week, I’m attending the premiere of He Named Me Malala and I’d love for you to join me, right from the comfort of our own homes. It will be airing commercial-free on Monday, February 29 on the National Geographic channel at 8:00 pm ET/7:00 pm CT. I am excited for this home viewing because I’ve had several opportunities to view the movie in theaters, I don’t know if I was ready to see the full-story and address the full range of emotions that I’m sure I’ll have. He Named Me Malala is the … [Read more...]

My 100 miles as part of #Journey2AMillion for Childhood Cancer

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This September, I’m walking 100 miles to help raise awareness and money for pediatric cancer research and treatment with the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF). My 100 miles is part of the larger goal of one million miles and one million dollars in September for the 2015 Alex’s Million Mile Run.Walk.Ride. Childhood cancer is the leading cause of death by disease in the United States for children under 15 and every $40 raised funds an hour of research. As my friend, I’m asking you help … [Read more...]

Mother’s Day Gifts That Give Hope – Heart of Haiti

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  Shopping for my mother on Mother’s Day can be a challenge because I want to give a gift that is meaningful and memorable. I want this gift to be an expression of my love for my mother. My giving this Heart of Haiti Soapstone Heart Box with Gold Leafing to my mother is actually a special gift to myself to as well because it’s a gift that provides hope. The Soapstone Heart comes from the Macy’s Gifts that Give Hope collection. Even before the 2010 earthquake, Haiti was the … [Read more...]

Six Organizations I Support on #GivingTuesday

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  This year, I’m all about Giving Tuesday. I didn’t shop Black Friday but I really want to make an impact on #GivingTuesday. While it’s only one day, I’m proud to say that I support all these organizations year round because they do good work. I’ve vetted them with Charity Navigator to make sure that they actually are accountable and doing what I believe they are. They are listed in no particular order of preference. It's just a list. Save the Children … [Read more...]

The Sandals Foundation at #BeachesMoms

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My family had an amazing time at Beaches Resort Turks and Caicos. You can read more about our trip here.  However, one of the things that made me love it even more was learning about the Sandals Foundation. The Sandals Foundation is the reflection of the Stewart Family’s love for their home in Caribbean and their way of reaching out to their extended family. Adam Stewart, is the CEO of Sandals Resorts International (SRI) but also has made the Sandals Foundation a priority by choosing to serve as … [Read more...]

Beaches Turks and Caicos in 3 Words – #BeachesMoms

Beaches Turks and Caicos in 3 Words

  In the interest of keeping things short, I can’t really tell you how magnificent my experience at the Beaches  Turks and Caicos Social Media on the Sand Conference vacation was.  The first three words that come to mind about our experience were Number1, Personalized and #SoonComeBack. Normally, I talk about how wonderful a conference is and what I learned. This event was another level of a conference and vacation experience. There were slight hiccups but it was unique because I don’t … [Read more...]