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The Little Things that Make Us Smile

The Little Things that Make Us Smile

When was the last time you had a photo taken of you and whomever you were with and it wasn’t taken by a professional photographer? Selfies don’t count. I’m referring to a photo of you with your family at a special event or ...
Philanthropic Friday: Time and Talent

Philanthropic Friday: Time and Talent

Every quarter as I sit at the finance council meeting for the church, I hear the same concern brought up. “How do we emphasize ‘time and talent’ to our parishioners?” This is a common dilemma for organizations, non-p ...
Can 21 Days Make a Difference?

Can 21 Days Make a Difference?

Growing up, I had horrible experiences with the dentist. My parents emphasized good habits of brushing our teeth and made sure we were happy with the toothbrushes and toothpaste we had. From what I remember, we did a pretty good job. Unfort ...
Philanthropic Friday: Animal Shelter

Philanthropic Friday: Animal Shelter

For quite some time, I’ve been wanting to create a feature on SAHM Reviews that focuses on philanthropy. My thought process was for “Philanthropic Friday” to be a regular feature that posts on Fridays because that is when ...
All About the Box Top

All About the Box Top

Reading Facebook can be pretty entertaining sometimes.  A friend announced that her son was searching their pantry for Box Tops so his class could win the pizza party.  I think it was originally posted as a warning that soon ...

Skipping School is the ONLY Option

If you’re anything like me, talking about difficult things with a pen and paper has always been easier than saying it out loud.  Whether I’m upset with someone that has hurt or offended me in some way, or I’m unhappy about ...
Shop, Clip and Share for Your School

Shop, Clip and Share for Your School

When I was growing up, I remember the battle we had between who got to tear off the top to the cereal box and at what point. At the time, by turning in the entire top to the cereal box, we helped our school get things like playground or gym ...
Donuts for a Good Cause. Perfect.

Donuts for a Good Cause. Perfect.

When I was a kid, on special Sundays we would leave church and rush to the bakery behind the corner bar to pick up donuts.  If we dawdled too long, the best ones were always gone.  In some cases, all of them were gone. We didn’t get t ...
Arming Our Kids for Success

Arming Our Kids for Success

On more than one occasion by more than one parent – total strangers included – I’ve been told that I have the best…well-behaved…kids they have ever seen. Why, thank you!  We work hard at it. From as young as we ...

The Philathropic Power of the Pushpin

A few weeks ago, my daughters were invited to the zoo to celebrate a classmate’s birthday.  In lieu of birthday gifts, they asked that the children bring standard grocery items as a gift to the zoo.  I had never realized that zoos uti ...