how we can help others

I Was Buying Ketchup Anyway: Effortless Ways to Fight Hunger

April 4, 2016 | in: how we can help others

Last week, we were out of ketchup, which my children require at every single meal in order to choke down the healthy meals I lovingly prepare for them. I dashed …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

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

Fighting Child Hunger During the Summer {sponsored}

July 19, 2013 | in: how we can help others

Summer can be brutal…and I’m not talking about the heat. More than 1 in 5 kids are food insecure. I know that I have been writing about this topic a …more

{sponsored} March of Dimes Benefits from Kmart’s Cute Kid Contest

June 17, 2013 | in: babies, how we can help others, shopping

You know your child is adorable, and you are all about causes which directly help other children. Combine your passions by entering Kmart’s March of Dimes IMBORNTO Contest . Kmart  is …more

GIVEAWAY {sponsored}: $40 VISA Gift Card & Autographed Song Sheet from Child Hunger Ends Here

This is my second year serving as a compensated blogger correspondent for the Child Hunger Ends Here campaign by ConAgra Foods. Summer is officially here, which brings us lucky families trips …more

Indego Africa: Beautiful Rwandan Goods, Beautiful Cause

Disclosure: As a member of The Mission List, I received Indego Africa products for review in order in to learn about this program. I also purchased items with personal funds. …more

Enter Codes From Groceries, Help Feed Hungry Kids: #ChildHungerEndsHere

May 10, 2013 | in: how we can help others

This is my second year serving as a compensated blogger correspondent for the Child Hunger Ends Here campaign by ConAgra Foods. The easiest volunteering you will do all year: Enter …more

Eating in Solidarity with Extreme Poverty Worldwide: #BelowtheLine for World Food Program USA

This week I am eating on just $1.50 a day, and I am experiencing firsthand how 1.4 billion people worldwide eat below the poverty line. Eating only $1.50 a day …more

#FilltheCup, Fight Childhood Hunger Worldwide

December 12, 2012 | in: how we can help others

Since signing on to help spread the word about the World Food Program (WFP), a red cup has become a powerful symbol to me. The red cup symbolizes the health …more

Heart of Haiti Gifts for the Stars in Your Life

I get to spend my days, my life, with truly the most wonderful people I have ever met: my children and my husband. Awakening to the chaos of their clanging …more

#Giving Tuesday Easy Way to Help: Shop With Shot@Life

As a Shot@Life Champion , I was proud to host at my home, with my fabulous co-host Amy Mascott of TeachMama, a Shot@Life awareness event. DC and Baltimore-area bloggers came …more

Join the Alzheimer’s Prevention Registry

September 19, 2012 | in: healthy living, how we can help others

I just learned of the  Alzheimer’s Prevention Registry, a way for us regular folk to assist important research in fighting this devastating disease. Contrary to folk wisdom, Alzheimer’s is not …more

The First Place Moment

At the start of my sophomore year, I decided to do my best to carve a place for myself in the crowded quad of my high school. My freshman year …more

Every Child Deserves a Shot@Life

One child dies every 20 seconds from a disease that could be prevented with a vaccine, adding up to 1.5 million child fatalities every year. One in five children worldwide …more