Are You Looking for a Way to Help Others?

Charities for military families

This might seem pretty pathetic, but here goes. I moved here 18 months ago. I am a stay-at-home mom, however, all of my children are in school. My oldest son has moderate to severe autism which prevents me from having a regular nine to five job. I am simply looking for another stay-at-home mother or somebody who has some familiarity with my situation to talk to during the day or to get coffee or lunch with.
Some cries for help are loud, clear, and easy to interpret; some cries for help are painfully silent and easy to miss. The day you read on the neighborhood social media site that someone in your neighborhood was literally crying for a friend, you immediately reached out. At the time you were having a garage sale just down the street so you invited her outside to come over and chat Continue reading

Are You Trying to Find a Way to Make Your Children More Grateful for Their Christmas Gifts?

Clothing donations

Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!
Do you dread the greediness of the upcoming holiday season?
Even if your own children are not too greedy with their wish list this Christmas, are you looking for a way to avoid accumulating too much stuff?
If your house is full to the brim and you are looking for ways to make this holiday more meaningful maybe you should try to encourage your children, spouse, and yourself to give away at least one item in exchange for every gift that they receive. In a time when many Americans have so much charities that pick up donations are collecting items for for the families in this Continue reading