Travel, Treats, Tips, & Traditions


Give a Book, Get a Book


I am so in love with the Give A Book, Get a Book program recently launched by Disney Junior!  I learned all about Give a Book Get a Book at…

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Disneynature’s BEARS : Donations made to National Parks Opening Week!

Disneynature’s BEARS is a wonderful family friendly movie that is opening on April 18, 2014. Our entire family truly enjoyed this Rated G movie!  BEARS follows a family of bears…

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Tips for Making a Meal for a New Family


Over the years we have made quite a few dinners or lunches for new families!  When a mom comes home with a new baby or a family adopts a sibling…

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Four reasons why I love Hearts for Hearts Dolls


With two little girls in the house we are kinda doll experts.  My oldest is in that stage where she really loves dolls that are her age and have a…

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Noonday Collection


If you are around me for any amount of time, you know that I love adoption.  If you follow me on any form of social media you have probably seen…

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Goodwill and Thrift Store Haul


I have always loved thrift stores and garage sales.  Don’t get me wrong, I really enjoy shopping at the mall or online for something shiny and new, but I can…

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Card making for others : Downstown


Our friends invited us to a really fun party this past holiday break!  We got together and made cards for the folks at Downstown and also an assisted living facility…

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Last minute gift idea!

plant with purpose

*This post about a last minute gift idea has been written by my friends at Plant With Purpose, a charity that helps families around the world.  From time to time…

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Operation Christmas Child : How to pack a shoebox

Christmas is about giving

Every year our family packs a few Operation Christmas Child shoe boxes .  We have found this is a charity that is very tangible for our kids to understand and…

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Our family is always looking for ways to make the world a better place!  I will sometimes share some of my favorite charities here.  We love to support charities that help aid in the orphan crisis and promote adoption awareness, prevention, and normalization.  Charity can be big or small, but we feel it is important to teach our children to look outside of ourselves and find ways to help as much as we can.  We feel charity is our greatest calling.  If you would like to guest post about your charity please contact us about guest blogging!  At least one Sunday a month we like to feature guest bloggers from charities – we like to focus on charities that help specifically with vulnerable children – in the United States and abroad.  Please contact us through the link provided above!