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.
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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.
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.
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.
So you think you can change the world? Here’s how an inspiring young boy is going to Kenya to build a school with Free the Children. He’s not a child prodigy; he’s just a kid who wants others to have an education.
With kids, Valentine’s Day can be a bit hectic–getting everyone to sign their cards and attach the goodies. It seems to be a bit overwhelming. However, this exhausting process made me think about what this month should really be about-love.