Every year our family does the 12 Days of Christmas. We choose a family that is in need of some added Christmas cheer and we secretly deliver gifts every night before Christmas.As much as I love this tradition, and highly recommend it to your family, I really want to add more giving in simple ways to our Christmas season.
Remembering those who gave their lives for our freedom. In teaching our children values and doing our best to give back we can do both as we remember those who have fought for our freedom. I have provided several ideas below to assist you with helping this month to be one of […]
Here’s a challenge-inspired by Saren Loosli’s video on after-school routines. Everyday after school, Saren asks her five children two important questions: “What did you learn today?” and “What did you to do help someone?” I know the importance of making a difference through simple, random acts of kindness. So often when we think of making […]
Keeping Our Parks Beautiful Summer is here and it is time to play! How about mix service with play as you visit your local parks. We get to enjoy the parks in our community and it is important that we keep our local parks looking beautiful and clean. Talk to your child ahead of time […]
What kids don’t just love a scavenger hunt? The idea behind this challenge is that instead of collecting objects, everyone will provide an act of service.
As we get into the holidays, many families are looking for service opportunities. Chantelle Adams regularly does service with her family and has some simple ideas to help you engage in meaningful service activities as a family. Decide on a need. Take a look around you, read the newspapers, be aware of things that are […]
Together we can make a difference for those 160,000 kids that are too scared to go to school every day! Let’s have this month be less about the cards and chocolates and more about the real actions of love and kindness.
October is National Bullying Awareness Month in the USA, so this month’s challenge is to add more kindness in your home and school by challenging your kids to do good!
This month’s Make A Difference Challenge is for each of us as parents is to give that little bit extra, wherever we are in this journey of life: to be a little kinder, a little gentler, a little more understanding.
There is a delicate balance between getting things done and taking time to enjoy the little things that make life grand. How fleeting these moments are! I let one slip by and sure enough, my heart broke.
When I think about Mother’s Day I also think of all the amazing women who have a mother’s heart but have never had the opportunity to raise their own children. Every mother and woman needs to know that what they do matters and that is the reason for this month’s challenge.
What a wonderful way to spend a spring afternoon this month: giving someone a hand to spruce up their yard and in the meantime building strong and lasting friendships with those around you.