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I imagine that like me, you have a lot going on in your life, and yet, often times you wish you could do more for others. As you try to raise responsible and generous children, you probably try your best to model kind behavior in your life. Perhaps you look for ways to donate or volunteer in an effort to do a bit of good in the world. With all that we have going on in our busy lives, it’s nice to step back and help when and how we’re able, even if it’s a small deed – it all adds up. It’s a bonus when opportunities to do good are offered along with activities you’re already doing anyway, like shopping and browsing the Internet! Keep reading to find out how, along with Straight Talk, you can easily help support the Make-A-Wish foundation this September and share the experience with your own children.

Straight Talk Give a Minute, Help Make-A-Wish Program

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I’m still not sure if I want to be a detective when I grow up or if I want to be President,” you proclaimed.

In typical parent form I responded that you have plenty of time to decide since after all, you are only 8 years old and in 3rd grade. “You’ll figure it out, baby girl. There’s lots out there for you to explore,” I told you.

While all of this is true, my own fears about the world we live in and how the world views women, and furthermore, people of color, gives me pause. It’s hard enough to be a detective, seeking truth and justice, and being President is definitely challenging. But, to be either as a woman of color? I can’t even imagine.

I want to be the first female President!” you often tell me. “That will be so super awesome!”

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Adding Flair and Individuality to School Supplies with Duck Tape & Sharpie!

Kids

My 8-year-old’s third grade school supply list this year included plenty of notebooks and composition books. A caveat, though, was that all the notebooks had to be solid colors and she could not label any of them. This was because the school uses a system called community sharing where they collect all the children’s school […]

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Continuing a Love of STEM with GoldieBlox Toys {Review & Giveaway}

Giveaways

My eight-year-old baby girl has proclaimed that Science is her favorite subject in school for 3 of the 4 years she’s been in school. She also enjoys Math and Reading, but consistently says Science is her favorite. Unfortunately, subjects like Science and Social Studies take a back seat to Math and Reading in our local […]

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Back to School Lunch Idea: PB & J Fruit Kabobs {Recipe}

Kids

Having a picky eater makes packing school lunches challenging. My 8-year-old daughter happens to be a picky eater and though she is making progress and trying new foods lately, for the most part, there are still many foods on her “No” list. For this reason, I find myself often repeating one of her approved lunch […]

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