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Friday Featured Giveaway and Linky

Today’s Friday Featured Giveaway is part of the 30 Day Giving Challenge!  Have you been following along on the challenge blog, Facebook, and Twitter accounts?  Have you been giving more in your own life this month and blogging about it?  Be sure to let us know! Our next giveaway during the 30-Day Giving Challenge is…

veggietales

30 Day Giving Challenge: Veggie Tales...

Today’s giveaway is from VeggieTales. They made up a Very Veggie Gift Pack just for the 30-Day Giving Challenge.   Along with the other 30 Day Giving Challenge bloggers, I will be donating one gift pack to a charity in our communities, plus we’re each giving away one gift pack to our readers! We hope your kiddos…

capsforgood

30 Day Giving Challenge: Caps for Goo...

Do you knit? If you’re like me you probably have several projects started, all piled into a ball in a bag or drawer somewhere.  If you are able to knit a cap for a baby, then you are able to help save a life. I chose Good Goes Caps for Good project to highlight today…

thirtydaygiving

30 Day Giving Challenge: Sometimes It...

Each day for thirty days I am making an effort to give of my time, my talents, my treasures as part of the 30 Day Giving Challenge.  Some days are carefully thought out and crafted – like the day I participated in my favorite radio station’s fundraiser by making a pledge or the choices that…

Inspire4less

Friday Featured Giveaway: 30 Day Givi...

Today’s Friday Featured Giveaway is brought to you by Inspire4Less.com. Inspire4Less.com is the online home of Christian Book Outlet and Christian Gift Outlet.  New items are added to their site daily. Today’s prize pack features a beautiful ceramic mug with the word HOPE in a lovely purple design, Wassail instant cider drink mix to enjoy…

Thirty Day Giving Challenge: Tommy Ne...

Tommy Nelson has a new children’s book called The King’s Christmas List which teaches children that the greatest gift of all is the gift of giving through the precious story of a little girl named Emma.  Emma was invited to the King’s birthday party, but on the way she learns about giving to those less…

thirtydaygiving

30 Day Giving Challenge Starts Today

When I agreed to participate in the 30 Day Giving Challenge, I took a blind leap of faith.  I wasn’t certain what the requirements were, just that I respected and admired those already signed on to participate.  I didn’t know what I would blog about, just that my own heart for giving had begun to…

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Living Font: Cheerful Giving

While preparing for our move to our new house last week, my husband and I found many things that we no longer needed from baby clothing to an old entertainment unit I had bought used in college.   We thought about holding a yard sale with the items that were worth a decent amount of…

taggiveread

Friday Featured Giveaway and LinkUp &...

CONGRATULATIONS to comment #45 from @sethandshannon1.  They have won the Tag prize pack for themself as well as for a kindergarten teacher of their choice! A few weeks ago I wrote about ways to support teachers this school year, including through DonorsChoose.org.  I’m happy to announce that LeapFrog, one of my family’s favorite brands of…

Chemistry Teacher with Students in Class

Supporting Classrooms in Need

Back to school has begun to turn into back to routines.  Bus pick-up is once again a normal occurrence, homework sheets have begun to appear in backpacks, extra-curriculars are in full swing.  It is easy to forget about our disappointment last year when programs, teachers, and resources are cut.  It is so easy to forget…

fightchildhunger

#FightChildHunger Twitter Event Friday

According to recent research from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, nearly one in four children in the United States doesn’t know where their next meal is coming from.  These children live across the country and come from all walks of life – from cities to rural areas; two-income families to single-parent homes.  Summer is an…

Special Twitter Chat – Buzzed D...

School is out, the temperatures are rising, and the summer picnic season has begun! This is the time of year when families get together for barbeques and picnics, and they often enjoy icy cold beverages . . . sometimes alcoholic. This Fourth of July, will you be on the road with your family? Who will…

#AdoptUsKids Twitter Event with Nia V...

Please join us for a very special Twitter event with actress, screenwriter, and motion picture director Nia Vardalos! She is also an adoptive mother. On Wednesday, June 23rd at 1 pm Eastern (10 am Pacific time) we will welcome adoptive mom Nia Vardalos (@NiaVardalos) as she joins us for our next #AdoptUsKids Twitter chat about…

March for Babies – Just Days Le...

Those of you who have been reading for more than a year may remember the pictures from Team Emma’s March for Babies experience last year. We had an absolutely stunning day, and the event meant so much more because for the first time we talked to our preemie about those who never came home from…

Resourcefully Local – DC Event ...

As part of my bloggy spring cleaning and move to WordPress, I will be blogging more about local events, specifically those geared to women and parents. This Thursday afternoon Music Box Films and RAINN are holding an event at the E Street Landmark Theater in DC. If you are interested in attending, please find the…

#EarthFootwear Party Friday – M...

Please join us this Friday for our first post-spring break Friday night Sitewarming! Sponsored by #EarthFootwear Time: 9:00 to 10:00 p.m. ET Topic: How to Make Every Day Earth Day How to Participate: Please follow me – your hostess! – at @ResourcefulMom along with Earth Shoes spokesperson @Bookieboo, @EarthFootwear, and our very special guests @TheSmartMama…

Signed Book Giveaway and Laura Numero...

If you give a mom a place to take her kids during spring break…chances are she’s going to want to give her readers a signed book to go with it. If your home is anything like mine, there is at least one Laura Numeroff book on your child’s bookcase. If it is a lot like…

Red Recovery Twitter Party Tuesday wi...

Tomorrow night I will once again have the honor of joining the ladies of Mom Select as they host a fun Twitter event! Please join us as we chat, connect, and award prizes. The official invitation follows: It’s no coincidence that February is both National Cherry Month and American Heart Month. In fact, eating RED…

Help Prevent Hearing Loss in Children

Did you know that when MP3 players are purchased as gifts, the majority of purchasers are moms? That finding emerged at the Mommy Tech summit at the recently concluded Consumer Electronics Show. But do you know about the potential risks? Kids often don’t know how to use audio technology safely and they can harm their…

Baring My Soul and More for Anissa

WARNING: If you are my relative, in-law, former or future employer, pastor, over the age of 65, under the age of 18, or have a heart condition, do not read this post. If you are an ex-boyfriend…eat your heart out.I don’t know how I get myself roped into these things. Well, in this case I…

Buzzed Driving IS Drunk Driving: Twit...

In college, very few of us had cars. We lived in the city, rarely went home on the weekends, and couldn’t afford a place to park off campus. However, my friend K had a car from freshman year on, and we all enjoyed not having to walk home in the cold from house parties. One…