22 Kid-Approved Acts of Kindness You Can Do THIS Week

22 Acts of Kindness You Can Do THIS Week | Love the idea of helping our children develop compassion and empathy by starting with simple kindness! And a lot of these don't require any prep work!

Has anyone else noticed how crazy easy it is to get overwhelmed with all of the things we want to teach and work on with our kids? We see their struggles and insecurities, and we want to take each one head on. But for me at least, wanting to do everything usually leaves me doing a dozen […]

The Rainbow Loom Project

The Rainbow Loom Project - Make bracelets and send them to children in Africa!

Fact: Sweet is turning 7 on Tuesday, and I am not ready! Probably a Fact: We are the only family in America who hasn’t joined in on the Rainbow Loom / rubber band bracelet phenomenon sweeping the country. Well, that’s all about to change. Some friends asked me if I wanted to join in on […]

Recycling is cool.

Wear what you believe. Repreve recycled clothing #TurnItGreen

Green is good. Recycling is cool. That’s not just something we say around here, we really believe it. My kiddos buy in to it because they know how big I am on it … but they are really acting on blind faith. This year I have set out to not just tell them recycling is […]

They made that out of what!? Recycled plastic wear

Do you know what your clothes are made out of? Love that these favorites of mine are made with Repreve, fiber made from recycled plastic bottles #TurnItGreen

I have 4 very expensive pairs of socks in my closet. I paid more than $10 a piece for them (which makes them pretty much priceless to me), so I only put them on when I really intend to use them. I call them my magic running socks They fit tight and hug my feet […]

Simple ways to improve air quality indoors

Help this little guy plant a forest for his 8th birthday

We’ve really enjoyed the planting a forest campaign this month, together we’ve planted almost 300 trees … but wanted something a little more hands-on. Have you planted your tree yet? If we are truly “planting a forest”, then there needs to be some actual planting going on, am I right! So when we spotted these […]

Spreading Joy and Goodwill in your Community

Simple ways to get your family involved and spreading joy in the community

As my kids get older, I find myself thinking more and more about ways to imprint kindness, generosity, and goodwill on to their hearts. When I sat down to come up with a list of simple ways to spread joy and goodwill in your community, I realized we’re doing a good job already. I truly […]

Help Me Plant A Forest

Help plant 1,000 trees this holiday season! New Leaf Energy will plant a tree for every new like of its #PlantingWithPablo page. Imagine the difference we can make with just a simple click

Tree for a Like I think by now most of you know I am sucker for a good cause and if the steps to get there are simple things anyone can do, than I am all about spreading the word. I took the rest of December off from writing, consulting, and pretty much everything that […]

Bloggers Going Orange for Hunger Action Month


Will you #GoOrange with us? I can’t tell you how exciting I am to kick off our second annual Moms Fighting Hunger blog hop this September, Hunger Action Month. It began on a whim last year because Jenn & I thought it would be a great way to get bloggers involved and raise awareness for […]

Pool Party Fun For A Cause

Pool Party Perfection

I finally have a chance to show you a few of the pics from the back to school pool party / school supply fundraiser we threw last month. You know me, I’m always looking for a reason to gather friends together AND do a little good. When I heard about Twizzlers and Jolly Rancher‘s partnership with […]

Life Lessons from my kids

Just look on the bright side.

You know that famous saying, “All I really need to know I learned in kindergarten” ? Well, today I am declaring a new famous saying, “All I really need to know I learned from a kindergartener”! Seriously, I learn so much about life spending time with my children. They are like a gift I get […]