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Posts Tagged ‘charity’

Playing Retail Secret Santa

Last year one of my friends posted on Facebook that he had paid off some layaways at Toy R Us at Christmastime. I was in Tucson when I read this and was inspired. My mother-in-law and I had gone to a yoga class one evening and I asked her if she would be willing to […]


Meditating, lunch breaks & doing nothing are winners

Thank you to everyone who participated in this month’s Comment Contest Tuesday. There were just a few responses. But they were all great and I appreciated every single one of them. It is so important for us to take care of ourselves while we are taking care of others. This Comment Contest Tuesday was part of […]


Comment Contest Tuesday: 5 for 5

This Comment Contest Tuesday stems from Go Fit Girl’s December Monthly Challenge: Free(ish) for 5. In the spirit of the holiday season we are usually thinking about others, which makes us amazing people. But we also have to make sure we take care of ourselves. In the spirit of 5 for 5, over the next […]


Keeping calm, simple for Monthly Challenge

I asked my readers for ideas for the November Monthly Challenge. I got a lot of great ideas and used them. I saved one idea for Go Fit Girl’s December Monthly Challenge. We’ll get to that shortly. December is a tough month for me and for many others as well. We are so busy with […]


Helping the GreaterGood

The other day in the mail I received a gorgeous scarf from my brother. Either an early Christmas present or late birthday present. There was a pamphlet included with the scarf about greatergood.org (in partnership with greatergood.com). Greatergood.org website simply states: GreaterGood works to protect people, pets and the planet. My scarf came from the […]


Kid cares with (hot) chocolate

A former colleague of Curt’s has two family members battling cancer. He also has a daughter. His daughter, who is 7, has decided to do something. She lives in New Jersey and is setting up a hot chocolate stand this Sunday to raise money for Stand Up to Cancer, which allocates 100% of the funds raised […]


Helping Brighter Beginnings

Curt and I support a variety of charities and different programs. Whether it be our alma maters, food banks, Planned Parenthood, Humane Society, organizations focused on children, etc. One of the organizations we are passionate about is Brighter Beginnings, which works to support healthy births and successful development of children by partnering with parents and helping […]


Supporting kids, parents and families

We had a third challenge this month for Go Fit Girl’s June Monthly Challenge. A challenge of the heart with a donation, preferably focused on children. But any sort of charity giving (whether monetary, time or material [clothes, books, etc.] donations) is awesome. Brighter Beginnings is a local charity Curt and I like to support. […]


June Monthly Challenge: Greek yogurt, exercise routine & giving

All right, it’s time for Go Fit Girl’s June Monthly Challenge. I want to say thank you to everyone who participated in Go Fit Girl’s Comment Contest Tuesday. There were lots of great ideas for future Monthly Challenges. And I promise to use them in the upcoming months. But I did have some ideas already […]


National Day of Service

As I am typing this post I am watching the second inauguration of President Barack Obama. I feel lucky to have today off to honor Martin Luther King Jr. and to have the opportunity to watch the inauguration. I still remember President Obama’s first inauguration. I was at work and the area I sat in […]