Category Archives: Charitable

For me, the first Christmas with a baby I felt like maybe we weren’t doing it right. So much of the holiday season is about family and tradition, but an infant has literally zero respect for any of your efforts. On that note, neither does a toddler. We bought presents for him because that’s what […]

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Last September, I read a post shared on Facebook, calling out the empty intentions behind so many “awareness” campaigns. This one was specifically addressing childhood cancer. It’s a pretty powerful read. It was shared by Cassie Sartin, mom of Sam Sartin- a now healthy, vivacious little boy who was diagnosed with stage 4 Neuroblastoma when […]

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In the days following the earthquake that struck Haiti in 2010, I, like so many of us, was glued to the TV and any bit of news I could take in about how people were surviving and how people were getting out of there. One story in particular kept me checking my laptop for updates […]

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Shine the light. It’s the only way to find our way out. It’s the only way to find joy again. It’s the only way to find solutions. Shine the light. Shine the light on love, on family, on holding tight to whatever keeps you going, be that your faith or your convictions. Shine the light […]

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The ladies from HaHas for HooHas are really… special. I love them for their humor and talent (and Jen’s mad dance skillz), and am so happy they are helping me pick the top 10 Inappropriate Elves this year because I do NOT want that job all to myself. They’ve also come up with a couple […]

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I am as guilty as it gets when it comes to getting swept up in the hype of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. I’ve sat in lines outside of Target at 3 in the morning. I’ve spent hours on my computer with multiple tabs open, refreshing Amazon for the latest deals. I learned of Small […]

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