Tell Emmett Belknap School to Take Hard Line Against Bullying

I had a completely different post on tap for today about bad customer service, but a friend of mine contacted me and asked me for help because she knows I’m passionate about ending bullying in our kids’ schools. It seems that every school district has a “no tolerance” policy when it comes to bullying, but […]

November is National Diabetes Month – Why I Care

I still remember that day 22 years ago when my mom got the call from the pediatrician. My brother Joe – we called him Joey back then – had diabetes. He was 9, and I was 11. He’d been in for a standard checkup, but they discovered the diabetes in a nonstandard way. His urine […]

September is Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month

Can you believe it’s September already? September is Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month. We may not often think about our children’s eyes when we take them in for their checkups with the pediatrician, but their vision is very important! While most children’s eyes are quite healthy, it’s important to have their vision checked regularly. […]

Thursday Thirteen – Earth Day

It’s Thursday. And it’s Earth Day. Here are 13 things my family does to help the Earth: Tags: Earth Day, environment, Thursday Thirteen

Now That Taxes are Done, Don’t Forget the Census

Today is April 15, the dreaded tax day. How could you forget? But what you may not realize is that tomorrow, April 16, is the last day to turn in your completed Census form. It’s very important to mail in your Census on time, or else you’ll end up costing the government money. And that […]

Hershey’s Better Basket Blog Hop at Cutest Kid Ever

I was given an awesome virtual Easter basket by not one, but TWO of my fellow bloggers, Cheryl from The Budge Bunch and Barb from Elementary Spirits. What is the Hershey’s Better Basket Blog Hop? Hershey is donating up to $5,000 to the Children’s Miracle Network with this promotion – $10 for every blog that participates […]

Act Happy Week – What Will You Do?

March 15-19 is Act Happy Week. Did you know that? I didn’t know until recently. Life can really get you down sometimes. I know that I’ve been in a bit of a funk since January, and it’s been very difficult to get out of it. I’m taking Act Happy Week as a personal challenge. I’ve […]

Make Sure Your Kids Are Counted in the 2010 Census

It’s that time again. Every 10 years, the U.S. Census comes around to count how many people are living here. (It’s in the Constitution. Did you know that?) Sadly, children have been undercounted in every U.S. Census since the first one took place in 1790. In fact, the 2000 census undercounted children under the age […]

Send Hallmark Cards to Kristine Brite for Cora

So much tragedy this holiday season. In case you’re not familiar with her story, Kristine Brite gave birth to a beautiful baby girl named Cora on November 30. Five days later, Cora died in her mother’s arms while breastfeeding of an invisible congenital heart condition. Kristine has put up a very brave face on Twitter […]

The Boobs for Anissa Fundraising Calendar

In case you hadn’t heard, the blogosphere was rocked by the news that Anissa Mayhew had a devastating stroke before Thanksgiving. She was in a coma for over a week, but according to her husband Peter, she’s making good progress in her recovery. Her family has been through so much, and the mounting medical bills have […]