Category Archives: Making a Difference

BikeMS Photoshoot

So, The Hubs has once again become an avid bicyclist and has recently joined forces with a couple of his coworkers from Numotion to form a team to participate in the BikeMS Event – the premiere fundraising cycling series in the country. The Hubs and his teammates decided to shoot for The Century – riding 100 […]

9/11 – A National Day of Service and Remembrance

In all of the horror that we witnessed on September 11, 2001, the amazing thing we also saw was the incredible generosity, bravery, selflessness, and compassion of people from all over the country, who came together to help one another, the survivors, the victims’ families, and their communities. It was a shining ray of hope […]

A Frank Conversation about Bullying – the Effect on our Communities and What We Can Do About It

If you missed my earlier posts, Monday, I shared my daughter’s personal story, Tuesday we looked at what constitutes bullying, Wednesday we talked about Who is a Bully, and Thursday we looked at Who are the Targets. Today, we are going to wrap with the series with a look at how Bullying affects our schools […]

A Frank Conversation About Bullying – What Exactly Is Bullying?

If you missed my post yesterday, regarding my daughter’s experience with an online bully, it was her experience and my dealing with the repercussions that brought this problem more sharply into focus for me. We’ve all heard about the news stories about children committing suicide or acts of violence because of bullying, but when it […]

Cyber-Bullying Hits Home

This is going to be a long post, but it’s important. Why? Because bullying is big news right now, both in my community and in the world today. Don’t believe me? A local school district is dealing with a bullying incident involving a reference to the Newtown shooter and Instagram. A school shooting in California […]

Paying It Forward, Jayden-Style

I’ll admit it. I haven’t had the Christmas spirit so far this year. I have my decorations up. I have Christmas shopping lists at the ready. I have picked up a few gifts. But, the feeling of the season has eluded me completely. I’ve been faking it for my family and blogging very little Christmas-related […]

The Open-Door Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving, in our extended family, is my holiday. My mother-in-law does Christmas. My sister-in-law does Easter. But I do Thanksgiving. I have recipes that date back to my great-grandmother. Everything is from scratch. The table is set. The d├ęcor is fall. I would shoot for House Beautiful magazine layout perfection every year. I’d fail miserably, […]

The Shed: Socks for Sandy: Helping Sandy’s Victims

I wanted to share this wonderful effort underway, started by Laura at The Shed. It’s a real, very tangible, and easy way to help those affected by Hurricane Sandy. The Shed: Socks for Sandy: Helping Sandy’s Victims Of course, the Red Cross is another option for donations and it’s easy, as well.  I think this is […]