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The Power of a Smile {Thankful}

I am thankful for my little guys’ smiles. I am thankful for the frequency of their smiles. I am especially thankful to see their smiles when they start feeling better after being sick. I am thankful for the confidence their smiles radiate. And even though we didn’t need it, I am thankful we live in a place with resources to…

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Thankful for a smile #SmilingItForward

I am thankful for these smiles. Their health and happiness is the most important thing in the world and when they smile, I know they have both. I’m SMILING IT FORWARD™ because I have 2 happy and healthy kids. When they aren’t feeling well, I wait for those bright smiles to return. I know once I see it, they’re on…

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Encourage Kids To Give Back #GreatFutures #MC

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Boys and Girls Clubs of America. I received a promotional item as a thank-you for participating. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own. Giving Tuesday is the perfect day to talk about giving back with your kids. The 3rd annual Boys & Girls Clubs of America…

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Giving Gifts and Giving Back #GivingTuesday

Gray Thursday, Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Sleep in Sunday and Cyber Monday have all passed… today is a day to shop for a good cause. #GivingTuesday is all about supporting social good. There are many companies that exist to help support small businesses, artisans or to give back to important social causes. I am sharing a few of my…

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Tucson Holiday Toy Drives 2013

Help spread a little joy this holiday season by donating a new toy to a child in need. There are lots of organizations hosting holiday toy drives with donation locations around Southern Arizona. I want it easy to find the Tucson Holiday Toy Drives, so check out my list below! Kristi’s Kids Season 4 Hope New unwrapped toys will be…

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National Seat Check Saturday is this weekend!

This week is Child Passenger Safety Week, certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians around the country have been providing free, hands-on car seat education and inspections. September 21st is National Seat Check Saturday! For my local readers, the Tucson Police Department and Safe Kids Pima County will be holding a car seat inspection event this Saturday.  Visit the Ocotillo Learning Center (5702 South…

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Superstorm Sandy: Child Friendly Space

Is your child safe in a disaster? #GetReadyGetSafe

Unfortunately with school tragedies and natural disasters on the rise, we need to have basic plans in place to keep our kids safe. Hurricane Katrina illustrated how poorly we were prepared as a nation to deal with large-scale disasters. We need to pay special attention to the most vulnerable members of society, our kids. Save the Children staff member at…

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Walgreens Travel Immunization #GiveAShot #Cbias

You already know we’re fans of the Walgreens Healthcare Clinic for quick check ups. It’s super convenient to pop in when someone doesn’t feel well. Our store is also convenient to pick up little necessities like a new thermometer which is why I ran to our Walgreens earlier this week. While I was there I also picked up a brochure with…

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Snap Challenge Menu Plan

Our SNAP Challenge Menu Plan #SNAPChallenge #HungerAction

We are participating in the Tucson Community Food Bank SNAP Challenge again this year. I found our participation last year enlightening, it’s one thing to “say” you recognize the challenge some families face but entirely different to “try” and experience a few days in their shoes. The idea is to spend only $16 per person on food for the length…

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Opportunity International Send Kids to School

Opportunity International Helping Make Education Possible

According to the World Bank, an extra year of education equals 20% more pay for girls. Yet 70% of the 130 million kids not in school are girls. A major hurdle to education in sub-Saharan Africa is the cost involved, even in public schools. Education is a pathway out of poverty and Opportunity International believes in the power of investing…

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