A SIMPLE Service Project for our kids

How do you teach your children to be compassionate, caring, and giving? I often think about how my kids will grow up and the kind of people they’ll be. As parents, we can only hope that our children grow to be strong, independent, thoughtful, and kind individuals, right? Our family is very fortunate and it’s also important to me that our kids know many others aren’t and sometimes need our help. We are really here to improve the lives of others and give what we can.

I have two toddlers that are very into

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You’re doing OK, mom! (raise money for Save the Children)

When you’re going to have a baby you do so much research on caring for them, right? You read books about the pregnancy and birth, you read about newborn issues and interview pediatricians, you get your home prepared… but what you aren’t going to be ready for is something that isn’t often talked about: mommy guilt and worry.

You will start to question every decision you make, you’ll feel pressures from society that will make you wonder if you’re a terrible mother, and you’ll wonder if your kid is developing at the “right” speed.

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the Give Back event!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Publishers Clearing House. The opinions and text are all mine.

It’s time! The Publishers Clearing House is hosting their annual Give Back event on their Facebook page for their third year in a row. We’re all familiar with Publishers Clearing House, right? They make dreams come true for winners across the country! During their Give Back event they’re making dreams come true for charities and individuals, too!

What is the Give Back event?

There are 3 featured

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I’m featured on ABC’s Million Moms Challenge!

Take the Million Moms Challenge and help out moms and babies around the world. For the first 100,000 that sign up, J&J will donate $100,000 to several NGOs to help the cause–and you don’t have to be a mom to help a mom. So go check it out! It’s just a simple form with your name and email.

I participated by writing a post for ABC’s Million Moms Challenge page about the best moment of this pregnancy. AH! What a hard moment to choose! Overall, I love pregnancy and it has all been great.

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