Category Archives: Charitable

This post is part of a sponsored campaign for the Muscular Dystrophy Association, a cause that I adore and am thrilled to support.   When I took a job with the Greater Washington D.C. chapter of MDA at 24 years old, I thought I was just accepting an offer for my first grown-up paycheck. But, […]

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When I first arrived at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital a couple weeks ago, I heard a few employees talking about their “St. Jude Moment” and how they were excited for us to have our “St. Jude Moment.” The best I could guess was it would be this magical moment that would brand itself on […]

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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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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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