How to Recycle Your Breast Pump and Donate Breast Pumps #MedelaRecycles

Joanna Eddy of Holistic Mothering and Mindful Healthy Life, me, Lindsay Maines of Rock and Roll Mama, Julia Beck of It's Working Project and Forty Weeks, MaríaJosé Ovalle of Very Busy Mamá and Tammy Preston of A Loyal Love. Last month fellow local parenting bloggers and I had the chance to be a part of something special. As ambassadors for the Medela Recycles program, we learned how parents can keep their Medela single-use electric breast pumps out of landfills and help place new, hospital Read more...

GIVEAWAY: 2 Tickets to Runway Moms for a Cause Fashion Event Friday, May 8

  The best, and most awesomely fun, fashion gala event in the DC area is Runway Moms for a Cause.  This fashion fundraising event features 20 philanthropic “Power Moms” to promote the year's cause and grace the runway, adorned in one of- a- kind pieces by L~Shandi Designs designer and Runway Moms for a Cause event founder Lara Akinsanya.The 2015 cause is the Tigerlily Foundation, which works to educate young women about breast health and improve the quality of life of women Read more...

Non-Profits and Schools Can Receive Garden Grants

Do you know of an organization that would like to fund or expand a community garden, urban farm or famers market in an underserved neighborhood?Urge them to apply for an Aetna Foundation Local Roots: Supporting Community Gardens, Urban Farms and Farmers Markets grant!RFPs are due May 6, 2015 at 5 p.m. ET. Review the RFP for program details.This incredible grant program will make more fresh fruits and vegetables locally available, accessible and affordable to families. A total of Read more...

Help DC Diaper Bank with Your Spring Shopping #GIVEAWAY #shopwithacause #PopNodxDC

Already shopping? Why not give DC Diaper Bank a portion of the sales -- at no cost to you! Helping children and parents in need is my social good passion, and supporting the DC Diaper Bank is one of the most effective ways to assist other families in my community.Fashion and style media are my hobbies. Other people knit, run marathons, play chess. I can find you the perfect pair of aviators for your face shape, the coolest earrings to go with your new haircut, the best black cropped jeans for Read more...

Light the Night Walks in the DC Area

My family and friends' lives have been changed by cancer, including leukemia and blood cancers, as I know so many of your lives have been, too. We feel helpless. We call for more research. We donate to funds and participate in events that raise money for patient services and the search for a cure. We yearn for a world in which cancer does not take lives before they have been fully lived.The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's (LLS) the Light the Night Walk is one way that we can work to end Read more...

YMCA Summer Food Program

This guest post is provided by and sponsored by the YMCA of Metropolitan Washington. As summer tourists flood the local DC area, it seems like life is good. Individuals from all over come to our nation’s capital each year, and spend 1.71 billion on food and beverage alone!The sad reality is that millions of DC area children and families suffer from food insecurity and food hardship. Twelve percent of District of Columbia households report having limited or uncertain amounts of food, Read more...

Build-A-Bear Huggable Heroes & USO Event on Thursday May 15 at Westfield Montgomery

I know I have written about this before, but my kids are HUGE Build-A-Bear Workshop groupies. My three children all adore the build-your-own snuggly animal experience. Charlie and Eve regularly ask for Build-A-Bear gift cards for Christmas and birthdays because they love how a trip there is a special day, complete with a hands-on animal making and technology AND a top-notch, customized toy.But now I have fallen in love with this concept kids store all over again, due to Build-A-Bear's efforts Read more...

Friday May 9: Runway Moms for the Cause – Support Needed

Date Night ~ Girls Night Out ~ Great Cause! An event close to my heart which I passionately recommend to families is happening this spring, Runway Moms for the Cause. Runway Moms for a Cause (RMFC) is a fashion show and gala which raises funds for non-profit organizations.  The beneficiary of the Friday May 9, 2014 show is Kidsave International, which finds loving homes for forgotten older children worldwide living in orphanages and in need of parents.Kidsave International. Kidsave has Read more...

Potomac River Watershed Clean-Up: Saturday April 5th Family Fun

Your family can get a jump on environmental activism (and fun!) before Earth Day by participating Saturday April 5th in the largest effort to clean both the Anacostia and Potomac watersheds, the annual Potomac River Watershed Clean-Up. This area-wide Clean-Up offers many local sites where families can help clean litter from along streams and river banks. From Sligo Creek to Rock Creek Park to Northwest Branch, you can find a local clean-up site that is close to your home and close to your Read more...