Are you ready for disaster? Get Prepared #NatlPrep

preparedness month

And, now we will depart from our normal programming for this public service announcement…  Are you storm-ready? Do you have an evacuation plan in place for your family and supplies to last a few days? September is National Preparedness Month – just in time for several storms that have been brewing and creating some serious damage […]

Shop for a Good Cause & Enter to Win Brad Paisley Concert Tickets

Love this and so I am posting here. {Yes, I really am copying and pasting a press release because I am short on time and this IS a good cause!} PepsiCo, Dollar General and country singer Brad Paisley have teamed up to help you help others with the “Tune In to Giving” campaign.  The ‘’Tune […]

Virtual Food Blogger Bake Sale Linky

Share Our Strength

Post a picture of baked goods this week and come back here to link up in support of the in-real-life Food Blogger Bake Sales going on nationwide on April 28, 2012. Help me reach our team’s virtual goal of $1000 or more by donating now to this worthwhile cause.     {Please add  this link […]

Mom Inventors: This Post is for YOU (from Huggies Mom Inspired Grants)!

Mom inventors, you will want to read information below from Maria Bailey at Mom Select: As I hope you know, I have a passion for helping moms build their business.  For the last 3 years, I've been working with Huggies to create a program that empowers mom business owners with the money and information they […]

Start your own foundation with GiveBack – how cool is that?

In honor of my birthday today, I am starting my own foundation to give back to others. Sounds ostentatious, doesn't it? When I think of foundations, I think of huge non-profits with stiff-lipped board members making massive financial contributions alongside high-profile celebrity endorsements and walks to raise money. I think of fancy brochures with glossy […]

Home Farming with Triscuits

Now, I love Tricuits but I LOVE even more that they are promoting home farming through including plantable herb seed cards in over 4 million boxes! How fun and what a great activity to do with the kids. Tricuits has also joined with Urban Gardening, a non-profit, to create a website HERE to provide information […]

Taking the Bloganthropy Pledge

Bloganthropy is challenging individuals to take a pledge to use social media for a good cause.  Here are the basic pledge rules from the Bloganthropy website: Will you join us in our three steps to a better world pledge? Promise to: Choose one charitable project, organization, or cause. Spread the word on at least two […]

Disney shows their commitment to recycling through electronics

We will be at the Wachovia Center this Wednesday for the opening of Disney on Ice Celebrates 100 Years of Magic and now we have a good reason to bring old electronics! But guess what, even if you aren't going to the show, you can help too! I'll even bring your old electronics with me […]

Healthcare Needs Discussed, Debated, Deliberated,

I am not a lawyer or career politician so I will share what I know about the healthcare debate in stories of people I have known. When I was in graduate school, part of my job in the office included overseeing the affairs of two Russian scholars. They had barely arrived in our country in […]

Blog It Forward to Fight Hunger: ShopRite's Partners in Caring

This month, General Mills and ShopRite are donating one box of cereal to a food bank in ShopRite's trading area for the first 30 people to comment on THIS post. Please comment now so that food banks will receive this valuable donation. Here's the scoop on this awesome program: The ShopRite organization recognized the pervasive […]