Five Ways to Deal with Your Broken Appliances

“Nothing’s built to last these days,” says my dad when I explain that I’m on my third vacuum cleaner in five years. Of course, it’s partially my fault for having 20 cats and a bad temper, but I’m not going to tell him that! Thankfully, there are many options nowadays for dealing responsibly with our… Continue reading Five Ways to Deal with Your Broken Appliances

Donate Your Unused Airline Miles to Make-a-Wish

If you’ve been reading my blogs for a while, you know that my family has had an up-close and personal experience with cancer. What you may not know, because I never shared it here, is that because of my daughter’s diagnosis, she was granted a wish by the Make-a-Wish foundation. If you’re not familiar with… Continue reading Donate Your Unused Airline Miles to Make-a-Wish

Giving to Others is the Best Part of the Holidays

As you have no doubt seen, I do a lot of work with Walmart around the holidays every year. There are crafts, product reviews and even some shopping for gifts for my own family. But without a doubt, each year, the assignment I look forward to the most is the chance to buy and donate… Continue reading Giving to Others is the Best Part of the Holidays

Backpacks for Charity: School Supply Shopping

Every parent knows that back to school time means shopping for school supplies. My daughter is entering first grade, so her list of required supplies is still pretty short and filled with items like crayons, colored pencils and folders. Plus, I only have one child at home. For families with multiple children and/or longer supply… Continue reading Backpacks for Charity: School Supply Shopping

Adding Insult to Injury: Nuclear Tragedy in Japan (& How to Help)

For the past few days, my heart has been firmly set in my stomach. As I watch images and video roll in from Japan in the aftermath of what is now being reported as a 9.0 earthquake, my heart is crying. I’ve broken down in tears more than once, and I imagine that people all… Continue reading Adding Insult to Injury: Nuclear Tragedy in Japan (& How to Help)