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Brightening Someone’s Day with Rocks

Brightening Someone’s Day with Rocks

Maybe this is becoming somewhat of a tradition. Each summer Nicole heads to a number of conferences across the nation. Some to attend, some to speak. In nearly all cases the family doesn’t come along. The travel expenses would just be ...
10 Non-Cash Ways to Support Your School

10 Non-Cash Ways to Support Your School

The other day I was having a chat with the Deacon at the church where I work. We were talking about the extensive fundraising the students do to help pay for a national leadership trip that takes place every other year. He gave an example o ...
On This Day We Reflect

On This Day We Reflect

Last year we did something that I’ve been waiting years to do. We visited Washington D.C. with the girls. We took them to Arlington National Cemetery where we witnessed the changing of the guard ritual as well as the wreath laying cer ...
Philanthropic Friday: Holiday Giving

Philanthropic Friday: Holiday Giving

This post was sponsored by Johnson & Johnson as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. Every time I attend a conference or event, I leave with all kinds of swag. For the ...
Philanthropic Friday: Support the Caribbean

Philanthropic Friday: Support the Caribbean

Every year since our girls were in preschool, they have participated in some kind of collection drive for the less fortunate. Examples include backpacks with snacks for hungry students, canned goods and non-perishable items for the food pan ...

Philanthropic Friday: Marvel Hero Acts

Every morning when I wake up, I make sure the girls haven’t hit their snooze too many times, then sit on the couch surfing Facebook for a few minutes until the coffee kicks in. The other day was a little more difficult than normal bec ...
Philanthropic Friday: Unclutter for Good

Philanthropic Friday: Unclutter for Good

Frugal by nature, I use coupons and shop at Goodwill so having a yard sale for the things we no longer need is a nice way to get back a little extra money. For the past few summers, I’ve planned to have a yard sale. We have accumulate ...
Happy Memorial Day

Happy Memorial Day

Each year, we pause to reflect on the blessing of freedom and give thanks to those who sacrificed their lives in order for us to have this right. We may gather together with friends and family, enjoy a picnic or barbecue or attend a basebal ...
Nothing Wrong With These Leftovers

Nothing Wrong With These Leftovers

Moving to California from Iowa was a bit of a culture shock, but we learned about various cultures and their customs and adapted. When the opportunity arose to form a partnership and purchase the business where Scott had been working, we co ...