Summer Serving Badges: 10 Ways Your Kids Can Love Others

Do you want your kids to have a focus on serving this summer? Try this! I am always looking for ways to weave serving others into our lives.  It is my desire that my kids would fight selfishness and develop a heart to serve.  And after last summer's failure, I decided to be intentional and … [Read more...]

Encourage Other Moms With A Sweet Reward & Free Printable

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser.  All opinions are mine alone. #BlissfulMoments #CollectiveBias     Years ago, I remember sitting in our pediatrician's office for my child's annual check-up.  After the exam and exhausting my list of … [Read more...]

How to Find Opportunities to Serve Together

Over the summer, I had these great aspirations of a big service project for my kids.  But truth be told, it was so busy and overwhelming that I never got to doing one.  How awful is that? Everything was moving so fast between the house, living at my mom's and summer camps/workshops.  Life felt so … [Read more...]

Softsoap Gift Basket for the Exhausted Mom

 This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone.  #FreshAndGlow #CollectiveBias   Do you know a mom who has been running non-stop?  Maybe she is dealing with circumstances that are beyond the usual busyness of everyday life.  Is … [Read more...]

The Salvation Army Red Kettle: A Simple Way You & Your Kids Can Help Others

Disclosure:  I participated in a campaign on behalf of Influence Central for The Salvation Army.  I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating. Have you heard the bell? Have you seen the red kettles? If you have, then you've seen The Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign and … [Read more...]

Make a Difference Mondays

Are Mondays hard for you?  If so, we are about to change that!  With this family-directed, service-oriented idea, we are going to take the focus off ourselves each dreaded Monday and start focusing on others. The idea comes from reader, Kim Sullivan, and she and her family call it:  Make a … [Read more...]

Showing Love Conquers Hate for an Autistic Child that was Bullied

As a mom, hearing a story of bullying breaks my heart.  I don't understand how people can be so cruel and I cannot bear the thought of such behavior towards my own babies. This story not only breaks my heart but it makes me sick to think of this boy being treated with such indecency.  It is just … [Read more...]

Serving As A Family: “When More Is Not Enough”

The other day as my daughter and I were leaving Aldi, we walked past an older gentleman returning his shopping cart to the store. Isn't that quarter thing brilliant at achieving results?  As we passed by him, a shopping receipt and six dollars in cash fell out of his pocket.  He was unaware. I … [Read more...]

8 Ways to Raise a Cheerful Giver

My children approach money in very different ways.  To one, money is a means of getting more toys.  This child is driven to earn more and get more, all for the purpose of accumulating a new and tangible item. To my other child, money is an opportunity.  This child is a natural giver.  After … [Read more...]