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Teen Friendly Ideas for #GivingTuesday

The holidays are here and while I love to buy gifts family and friends, I’m ever mindful of how important it is to make sure that we give as much, or dare I say even more, than we get.  But let’s be honest ~ staying focused on giving can be drowned out by all the materialistic noise that this time of year has become defined by.  While I love to shop in the midst of the season, I >> Read More

Fun Activities for Teacher Appreciation Week

For Room Moms all over the country, its game on for deciding what to do for National Education Associations’ Teacher Appreciation Week.  Because it so often falls the week before Mother’s Day, it can be a busy time for volunteers at home and at school.  Most PTAs provide guidelines about required activities and in some schools, this can last all week long.  A few years ago, my daughter’s school decided to mix things up and make >> Read More

7 Tips for Taking a Meal to a Friend

When it comes to helping someone in need, I have found a humbling grace when taking a meal to a friend.  It wasn’t always this way.  I’ve had seasons in my life when cooking for someone else would put me over the edge because I found myself so challenged to cook for my own family.  Seriously.  Its not something I’ve always loved to do. And in those years I had no problem sending over a >> Read More

Teacher Appreciation Week Tips

Today we are talking about Teacher Appreciation Week. This year it happens to fall on the week just before Mother’s Day. That can make it doubly stressful from a parent volunteer perspective because while you might be helping out on some Mother’s Day activities for the lower grades, you also are likely helping out on a school wide level for teacher luncheons, on a classroom level to navigating special things for your teacher, or perhaps >> Read More