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What Is Your Volunteering Style: A Lo...

In my kitchen there is a chalkboard wall with the days of the week running from top to bottom in a Pinterest-worthy design created in soothing blues and cheery yellows. Under each day’s heading you’ll find a series of times and activities: 4:00 to 4:30 – piano, 6:00 to 7:30 – soccer, 7:00 to 9:00…

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American Red Cross: Look for the Helpers

Earlier this month I visited the American Red Cross national headquarters in Washington, DC, just a quick Metro ride away from my home in the suburbs. My visit was part of an online influencer event, and to be completely honest, I didn’t know what to expect. Somewhere in my childhood bedroom is the CPR certification…

Simple al fresco Italian Sausage Skil...

This post is sponsored by al fresco. All opinions are our own. At our house, we have had one of the craziest weeks on record. The holiday season has been hitting us full-force with holiday parties, school concerts, and a general feeling of “how am I going to get all of this done?!” And of…

Staples for Students and Lady Gaga Te...

  There are many factors that are necessary for kids to succeed in school. From proper supplies and learning materials, to a positive, supportive learning environment, each child deserves the very best to help them achieve their potential. While we’ve all been busy shopping for new clothes and filling school supply lists for Back-to-School season,…

20 Acts of Kindness to Celebrate Just...

How often do we take the time to do something “just because”? Most days, we are so focused on what our commitments and responsibilities that we don’t have much leftover for doing things for no particular reason. August 27th is Just Because Day and it’s the perfect excuse to spread a little kindness and love,…

Teaching Kids About Giving Back

  Compassion and kindness are lessons that I have worked to teach my children since they were very young. As they grew, I began incorporating lessons about giving back, as well. As a parent, I want to raise responsible people who look out for those who are less fortunate or need a helping hand. I…

Festive Fridays: Adopt-a-Family Holid...

*post by Shannan Powell, mom of 3 boys, RM Media community and project manager, and Resourceful Mommy contributor. The holiday season is one of giving. Both giving gifts to loved ones and giving back to our community are important items on our lists. For many families, making sure that those less fortunate have a great…

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Blogust 2015 – Just Love

For the past couple of Augusts, I’ve participated in a special social media event called Blogust. During [email protected]’s Blogust 2015—a month-long blog relay—some of North America’s most beloved online writers, photo and video bloggers and [email protected] Champions come together and share inspirational quotes for their children. Every time you comment on this post and other Blogust…

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Rejoice With Me: Compassion Blogging ...

This post was originally published May 10, 2012, during my time in Tanzania with Compassion International. Currently Compassion is in the Dominican Republic with a group of bloggers, sharing the story of how Compassion is releasing children from poverty in Jesus’ name. Please follow their journey in the #compassionbloggers hashtag and through the Compassion site….

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Connections: Compassion Blogging Trip...

This post was originally published May 9, 2012, during my time in Tanzania with Compassion International. Currently Compassion is in the Dominican Republic with a group of bloggers, sharing the story of how Compassion is releasing children from poverty in Jesus’ name. Please follow their journey in the #compassionbloggers hashtag and through the Compassion site…

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Meeting My Sponsored Child: Compassio...

This post was originally published May 8, 2012, during my time in Tanzania with Compassion International. Currently Compassion is in the Dominican Republic with a group of bloggers, sharing the story of how Compassion is releasing children from poverty in Jesus’ name. Please follow their journey in the #compassionbloggers hashtag and through the Compassion site…

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Hope, Like a Little Child: Compassion...

This post was originally published May 7, 2012, during my time in Tanzania with Compassion International. Currently Compassion is in the Dominican Republic with a group of bloggers, sharing the story of how Compassion is releasing children from poverty in Jesus’ name. Please follow their journey in the #compassionbloggers hashtag and through the Compassion site then join us…

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Compassion Blogging Trip: Day 1

This post was originally published May 6, 2012, during my time in Tanzania with Compassion International. Currently Compassion is in the Dominican Republic with a group of bloggers, sharing the story of how Compassion is releasing children from poverty in Jesus’ name. Please follow their journey in the #compassionbloggers hashtag and through the Compassion site then…

Join Auntie Anne’s in the Might...

I want all of you to meet Patrick. This sweet baby began his fight against cancer during his first year of life. As he approached his first birthday, his mother noticed a lump in Patrick’s belly. He was later diagnosed with Wilms’ Tumor, a rare form of cancer that strikes the youngest among us. I…

Shoes That Fit with Rack Room Shoes

This post is part of a sponsored campaign on behalf of Rack Room Shoes.  We’ve had a bit of shoe drama in our house over the last few months. Back in March we rescued a puppy from a foster home and quickly learned that her one vice is stealing shoes. Winnie doesn’t discriminate in her…

#HelloAio Tweet-A-thon Twitter Party

What’s better than tweeting?  How about tweeting for a cause!  Between now and November 14th, Aio Wireless is donating $1 per tweet in the #HelloAio hashtag to Homeboy Industries.  Please join us as we chat about using technology in our job searches as well as the people around us who helped us along the way….

Speak Now for Kids Twitter Chat

I hope that you will be able to join us and help spread the word about a very important Twitter chat this week for Speak Now for Kids. The Children’s Hospital Association, children’s hospitals across the country and organizations focused on child health are collaborating to develop and grow an online network for health care providers,…

Philips Healthcare Breast Cancer Awar...

The following is a very important guest post from my friend, Janine: Hurry up and wait. That is what it feels like when someone ‘sees something’ on a mammogram picture. Hurry to book another appointment. Then wait for the results. It can be agonizing – especially when it leads to more tests, more waiting, more…

OfficeMax’s A Day Made Better {...

Over the last five years of blogging, I’ve gotten requests from companies ranging from the magical to the bizarre.  Some emails cause me to roll my eyes and delete, some require a red flag and some consideration, and some – like the one I’m about to share today – make me hit reply so quickly…

What Makes a House a Home Twitter Par...

What makes a house a home? And what does “home” mean to your family? Please join me on World Habitat Day, October 7, as we celebrate the work Procter & Gamble and Habitat for Humanity are doing to create homes for families around the world. The What Makes a House a Home Twitter Party provides…

Habitat for Humanity’s Carter W...

Please join me for a very important Twitter event celebrating and honoring the 30-year legacy of Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter’s work with Habitat for Humanity. For one special hour we’ll be sharing the history of the Carter Work Project and chatting with past participants. We hope to inspire future volunteers as well – maybe even…