Category Archives: What you can Do

Fight the Ladykiller

My Parentmap post about Barbra Streisand and heart disease is up. Check it out!

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Eating Granola for Good

I have been eating some really yummy granola. What’s the big deal about that? Well, it makes me happy to indulge in my (mind you, infrequent) consumerist habits knowing that spending money on granola just gets donated right back to FamilyWorks! Read my … Continue reading

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Educating About Gender Expression Through Children’s Books

I’ve read several children’s books about kids who express themselves in gender non-conforming ways or who are transgender. For example, My Princess Boy is written by a local author, Cheryl Kilodavis, who writes about her son who likes to wear pretty dresses … Continue reading

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Fitting in at Camp Goodtimes

Boy, this summer is flying by. I have found very little time to focus on my writing– most of my energy has been directed towards spending time with my kids and putting my hours in at work. But I did … Continue reading

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Talking about Philanthropy with Girl Scouts

I mentioned in a recent post that I had spent some time talking about philanthropy with a group of Girl Scouts. Here is the Parentmap article I finally wrote about that experience.  I’d love to do more of that sort of … Continue reading

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May 6: A National Day of Giving

Next week, on May 6, the national day of giving, you may decide you want to donate to an organization. That can be overwhelming. In this latest Parentmap article, I give tips on how to choose an organization.

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Spread the Love! Collect food for the Food Driving Box Campaign

    February is the month of love! Here’s a cool idea to whet your appetite for spreading the love!

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The Philippines Disaster: What Can I Do (or Not Do)?

In case you are wondering how you can help, check out my blog on “How NOT to help in times of disaster.”

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A Different Way of Giving for Birthdays and Holidays

I’ve been working on researching for an article I just finished for the Parentmap print magazine about global service trips for teens (stay tuned- it’s coming out later this month), which is why you haven’t seen me posting much lately. … Continue reading

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Your Role as an Advocate in Ending Hunger

I recently saw a thought-provoking documentary called Place at the Table which is about hunger in America. There was a panel discussion afterwards and, long story short, a very passionate woman named Nancy Amidei, who runs the Civic Engagement Project, galvanized … Continue reading

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