Diaper Need, Diaper Drives and How We Can Help

All compensation I receive from this sponsored post will be donated by me to DC Diaper Bank. The post is sponsored by the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN)’s Healthy Mom&Baby through a partnership with Mom It Forward. Two weeks ago during Diaper Need Awareness Week, an amazing group of DMV social media women leaders joined me for a Lunch and Learn Diaper Drive at DC Diaper Bank with Executive Director Corinne Cannon. We came together to learn Read more...

Be Part of A Celebration of Service on 9/11

How can we commemorate September 11th and transform this somber day into something good?AARP Foundation pondered that exact question and has provided us DC area residents and families with an opportunity to help others and honor those we lost.This September 11, 2015 we can take part in a life-changing event: AARP Foundation is taking over the National Mall for A Celebration of Service, Volunteers will pack one million meals for struggling seniors in the DC Metro area. The hungry neighbors 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...

Runway Moms for the Cause May 8 – Interview with Founder and Designer Lara Akinsaya

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 May 8, 2014 show is Kidsave International, which finds loving homes for forgotten older children worldwide living in orphanages and in need of parents.Lara Akinsanya is the founder of RMFC and the face behind internationally acclaimed ready-to-wear Read more...

#GivingTuesday 2013: Easy Ways We Can Help

This post is sponsored by #GivingTuesday and TheMotherhood. Funds received go to support the charities mentioned. All words and opinions are mine. Although I am a professed consumerist, I don't put much stock into Black Friday or Cyber Monday. I look for great deals all year online, and I have no patience for crazy crowds. I would much rather spend the time off with my loved ones.I can get behind Small Business Saturday and especially #GivingTuesday. #GivingTuesday is a campaign to Read more...

Glen Echo This Weekend: Goodnight Moon and Then & Wow!

Take the kids to see Goodnight Moon at Adventure Theatre MTC and then enjoy Then & Wow! at Glen Echo Park on Sunday!A musical adaptation of Goodnight Moon starts off Adventure Theatre MTC's Professional 2013-2014 62nd Season. Based on the cherished book by Margaret Wise Brown, this popular show, which earned ATMTC its first Helen Hayes Award nomination, will run September 20- October 27, 2013. Tickets are $19 each and can be purchased online at www.adventuretheatre-mtc.org or Read more...

Join Me at the Moms + Tweens + Social Good Summit on Saturday August 3rd

Moms + Tweens + Social Good Saturday August 3, 2013 8:30am - Noon Hilton McLean Tysons Corner Register: Nominal fee of $10 per mom/child pair My son Charlie and I are participating in a nearly free, interactive and hands on half-day workshop to learn more about what we can do to make this world a better place. Designed for kids ages 8-12 and their moms, we will be participating in discussions and learning the importance of using the power of our voices to help others. Topics that will Read more...

{sponsored} Hunger Doesn’t Take a Summer Vacation

In Montgomery County Maryland, a free summer lunch program is available at 115 education sites. Children age 18 and younger can also simply go to any of these eight walk-in sites Monday through Friday and receive a free lunch, no appointment or summer school enrollment necessary.These weekday lunches are made possible through federal grants, championed by local leaders such as Montgomery County Councilmember Valerie Ervin (D-Dist 5) of Silver Spring. Organizations such as ConAgra Foods Foundation Read more...