Neighbors – The Good and the Bad

Neighbors – The Good and the Bad

I’m taking my own advice and using and writing today using my 52 Prompts for Bloggers. I’m starting out at the top of the list which is a prompt about neighbors. So I have lots of neighbors and I’ve lived in the same place for over 20 years so I have seen many come and go also. There have been a few I’ve been happy to see leave, but many I do miss. My example … Continue Reading →
St. Louis Area Foodbank

St. Louis Area Foodbank

For this week’s St. Louis Sunday post I wanted to bring up the St. Louis Area Foodbank again. Even if you are not in the St. Louis area, please do look for the major foodbank in your area for more information. Food insecurity is, sadly, a very real thing in St. Louis. One in eight people in our area need food assistance. It is not just something that happens for the “traditional” poor either. There … Continue Reading →
#STLBlab – Creating  a LOCAL #STL Blab Community

#STLBlab – Creating a LOCAL #STL Blab Community

BLAB UPDATE: Blab has closed down sadly. Embedded videos are no longer available. Some of the transcripts, notes, and comments are still available in this post however. This is a replay of the live broadcast with ✦ Karen Goodman, Mark Goodman, Marlo Anderson, SORMAG – LaShaunda, Robyn Wright, Tim Gillette, and thomas clifford Continue Reading →
Serving Those Who Served

Serving Those Who Served

(Family Features) When Cpl. Matt Foster left Afghanistan after his tour of duty in 2013, he didn’t know whether he would ever see his K-9 partner again. For nine months, Foster and Sgt. Mick, a black Labrador retriever, lived and worked together keeping the military compound at Camp Leatherneck and the surrounding area in Helmand Province safe from explosive attack. Foster’s interest in becoming a military dog handler in the Marine Corps came from a … Continue Reading →
Find Your Way to Empower Women Around the World: Two Amazing Books To Help You On Your Path

Find Your Way to Empower Women Around the World: Two Amazing Books To Help You On Your Path

Some days my life feels a bit on the shallow side. There are those days that I become too comfortable in my life, too comfortable in the freedoms I have, too comfortable with my access to just about anything I want or need, and just too comfortable with the power I have as a woman in this world. We all need to be able to pause and think about what we become comfortable with and … Continue Reading →
Voting Information Resources and Logistics of Voting Infographic

Voting Information Resources and Logistics of Voting Infographic

The first Tuesday in November is a major election day across the United States. Growing up I remember going to the polls with my dad and it instilled in me that voting was an important duty and right of citizens. When my son was younger I then took him to the polls with me for the same reason. When I talk about voting though I often hear people saying they do not know what they … Continue Reading →
Save a Life: World Suicide Prevention Day

Save a Life: World Suicide Prevention Day

Today, September 10, is World Suicide Prevention Day. Unfortunately this cause is very close to me. I know several people who have considered suicide and even worse, I know some who committed suicide. Life is so fragile. Everyone needs to reach out and help prevent this cruelness. Suicide Warning Signs: Talking about wanting to die or to kill themselves. Looking for a way to kill themselves, such as searching online or buying a gun Talking … Continue Reading →
Celebrate Huggable Heroes, both young and old, with Build-A-Bear Workshops

Celebrate Huggable Heroes, both young and old, with Build-A-Bear Workshops

For the 11th year, Build-A-Bear Workshop is asking for nominations of kids who are Huggable Heroes. This program recognizes and rewards kids who are working hard with a special charity to make their world a better place. Build-A-Bear is a St. Louis based brand and I am happy to share this information about the Huggable Heroes campaign with TheMotherhood on behalf of Build-A-Bear Workshops. While I am compensated, opinions are always my own. As parents … Continue Reading →
Being Inspired Every Step of the Way

Being Inspired Every Step of the Way

This post was created in partnership with Citi®. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Many think the Olympics are over, but actually there is still more happening. Right now the Paralympics are still taking place in Sochi. These games provided athletes with impairments a chance to compete and inspire others. I am one of those people they inspire. Not only them, but others I know who also have some kind of impairment who keep … Continue Reading →