social good

Cool Effect: Easy Way to Help the Planet

April 22, 2017 | in: social good

Cool Effect is a non-profit that makes it easy to help the world’s best greenhouse gas-reducing projects. Cool Effect’s team of climate scientists scours the globe to find great projects …more

We don’t need another sweater: Heifer International

December 5, 2016 | in: GIFT GUIDE, holiday gift guide, social good

Four year old boy feeding goats at his family’s farm in Uganda made possible by donations to Heifer International.  We have seven million LEGOS. Closets of clothes. Posses of princess …more

Spring Break Social Good and Science Learning

March 24, 2016 | in: giveaways, social good

On today our family’s first day of Spring Break and Holy Thursday, this Catholic mom has a confession: I really like to keep the kitchen clean, and so it is …more

#Donate with GoodWorld: Social Good Through Social Media

December 17, 2015 | in: social good

GoodWorld makes it crazy easy for us to help the charities important to us at the end of the year with their 12 Days of Giving program, happening now through …more

Facebook’s Efforts to Serve Families

November 11, 2015 | in: social good, social media

  As a massive social media nerd, receiving an invitation to a press breakfast at Facebook’s Washington, DC office was majorly exciting. While there, I learned of several new features …more

Clean Water for Others, $50 Gift Basket for You: A Social Good Giveaway

October 20, 2015 | in: giveaways, social good

I have had a tube of Crest toothpaste in my bathroom since I can remember, and I know that all of us have similar memories and decades of patronage of …more

Gifts for Great Causes: CAUSEBOX Review

I love a good subscription box service gift, and I love fair trade products that serve a greater good. Sevenly has married these two concepts with its launch of CAUSEBOX, …more

#ShopForACause with PopNod: Social Media + Social Good

April 10, 2015 | in: shopping, social good, style

Fashion and style media are my hobbies. Other people knit, run marathons, play chess. I can find you the perfect pair of aviators for your face shape, the coolest earrings …more

100 Good Deeds in 2015 #DeedADay

December 29, 2014 | in: social good

On January 1, 2015, I will be slipping on my 100 Good Deeds bracelet, and I will be wearing it until I have completed 100 acts of giving to others. …more

YMCA and Walmart Help Feed Children This Summer

August 6, 2014 | in: community cool, guest posts, social good

This guest post is provided by and sponsored by the YMCA and Walmart. Childhood hunger may seem like a third-world problem, but more than 16 million American children live in …more

Mothering and HIV: Let’s Stop HIV Together

In the state of Maryland, where I live, HIV testing at the beginning of every pregnancy is routine. Although not at risk for the disease, I consented to the administration …more

Splenda Twitter Party and Donations to Stop Diabetes

April 23, 2014 | in: social good

This post is part of the Splenda 365 Sweet Swaps Blogger Program by McNeil Nutritionals and The Motherhood, who sent me products and compensated me for my time. Opinions, experiences …more

100% Natural Perfumes That Give Back: Pour le Monde {gift guide}

November 12, 2013 | in: GIFT GUIDE, shopping, social good

Perfect Gift for the Naturalist Woman on Your Gift List…or Yourself  Pour le Monde’s eau de parfums are 100% natural fragrances made from essential oils and natural isolates derived from botanical ingredients …more

Pack Your Lunch, Feed a Child, #FeedADream {sponsored}

October 16, 2013 | in: how we can help others, social good

Take the Lunch Money Challenge and Help Children Receive Essential School Meals As an advocate for the World Food Program USA, I have written before about the amazing truth that …more

{sponsored} Beyond College Funds: Why Mothers Need to Plan for Their Own Futures

August 2, 2013 | in: healthy living, social good

I am a member of the Blogger Kitchen Cabinet for AARP’s Decide.Create.Share. – an initiative on long-term planning. I am compensated for my insights and writings. All opinions are my …more