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Hickory Farms Giveaway


Tweet This time of year there is so much focus on both gift giving and giving back that it can become overwhelming both to plan as well as to budget.  Like most people, I try to use some of my holiday budget to make end of year charitable contributions both by donating money as well […]

It’s About Giving Compassion International Twitter Party


Tweet Please join me for a very special hour on Twitter next week.  We’ll be tweeting with Compassion International about giving back this holiday season with a focus on how to support others without breaking the bank.  I’m happy to announce that @TheSamiCone, a Compassion blogger, will be joining us as a special guest as […]

Chat with Compassion International Tonight


Tweet Right now Compassion International is in Peru with a team of bloggers, all of them experiencing the same heartbreak and hope that I experienced last May when I joined Compassion in Tanzania for a week to learn first hand what they are doing to release children around the world from poverty in Jesus’ name. […]

Donate Superstorm Sandy Relief at


Tweet Like most of the country, Superstorm Sandy left me feeling paralyzed and helpless, so close to New Jersey and New York and yet unsure what I could do. Yes, there are many opportunities to donate money, but I also felt compelled to box blankets and toys and clothing and ship them to…where? As a […]

Thanksgiving Meal Hero Contest


Tweet When I was a child, Thanksgiving and Easter were held in my parents’ home while Christmas was celebrated at my aunt and uncle’s home with my grandmother helping to cook the Christmas day meal. As family members have passed on and my parents have gotten older, holiday celebrations have shifted.  Easter is a small […]

Kleenex Gives Back


Tweet Kleenex brand has partnered with Laura Posada, wife of Major League Baseball’s Jorge Posada and mother of two, to create a clever post-season program that supports a great cause. The post-season can be rough, so Kleenex has created custom tissue boxes with their favorite MLB team for sad fans.  I’m a sucker for fun […]

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Project Linus

Tweet When my daughter was born two months premature, the NICU nurses kept both of us afloat. They sat and talked to me for twelve or thirteen hours a day and they cared for Emma above and beyond their obligations, creating little signs for her isolette, loving on her like she was theirs, reminding her […]