She raked leaves reluctantly.
She raced to be first to paint the freshly sanded picnic tables.
She felt empathy while packing food boxes for low income families.
These are a few things Tween Girl has experienced since we started family volunteering.
Added by Tiffany Benyacko on January 12, 2016 at 6:49am —
Photo by Yolanda Caver
I've spent more than half of my life taking care of my kids. I've been "Mom" for a very long time. Taking on "Mom" duties is where I've spent most, if… Continue
Added by Yolanda Caver on November 17, 2014 at 9:27pm —
** Snowblowers are the roosters of my neighborhood.
** Joe… Continue
Added by Jennifer Marshall on February 7, 2014 at 8:07pm —
** Complete strangers REALLY like to tell me the whole story of their lives, regardless of how horrifically TMI it might be.
** The "Mind Blowing Science Kit" is clearly an outside toy.… Continue
Added by Jennifer Marshall on October 25, 2013 at 4:23pm —
Hurricane Sandy left us cold and wet on Halloween. Normally we would hold Trunk or Treat in our church parking lot but the storm made us make some changes to our tradition. Because we have a large lobby and gym, our leader - Fred - decided we would be holding what… Continue
Added by Ingrid.O'Brien on November 1, 2012 at 9:04pm —
| Amanda's doodling…
Added by Ingrid.O'Brien on October 29, 2012 at 12:27pm —
By Susan Keats, Contributor & Seize-the-Day Propagandist
Ever wake up and think, gee, I’d like to walk over hot coals today, just to see if I can? There was a story in the news recently about a number of people going to the hospital with… Continue
Added by Audreyvp on August 30, 2012 at 11:31am —
I took on a volunteer position with one of my kids' schools this year and have been doing a pretty good job (if I say so myself).
Then I got sick. That was three weeks ago and I'm just now working on getting rid of my second (or is this one my third?) sickness. I hesitate to say "cold" too loudly because if it hears me, it might come running and lick me on the mouth. Again.
Read the rest of this blog at:… Continue
Added by America's Next Top Mommy on January 30, 2012 at 11:08am —
It's been a while, and this week has been packed. I work at a boarding school for underprivileged kids and every year we have "Creativity Week" where teachers split up into groups with students to work on projects. The students and teachers come up with ideas for the projects and then get to pick which they want to participate in. It's a great week where we get away from textbooks and homework and have FUN! My group is doing "Pamper Day". We are volunteering at a homeless shelter giving the… Continue
Added by Evelyn on February 16, 2011 at 11:30pm —
Often, I share about my grandfather (Daddy) and the love he showed his grandchildren. He really was a good man. He was not perfect by any means but he did not waiver on things that were out of sync with doing what was right when no one was around to see. One of his favorite sayings was “fair is fair”. Those words were usually followed up by “ball or strike”. One day, I am going to write a book about his poetic sayings.
Once, I accompanied my grandfather to a meeting held at our… Continue
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Added by Natalie Rich on May 30, 2010 at 12:50pm —
We have all be there before. Someone asks us to volunteer for something that we have no time to do or have no knowledge about but, we say yes anyway. PTA's are notorious for this. Trust me, I know. They never lose a phone number.
The problems begin when something has to give because the day is only 24 hours long. Either your family gets neglected and you hear about it or you do a crappy job and everyone else thinks you're incompetent.
What do you… Continue
Added by Harriet B on November 19, 2008 at 9:30am —
I receive emails every day from bloggers and folks who’ve read my book, Mommy I'm Still in Here
Two stand out. One asked:
“…how much money do you make...blogging, writing, authoring a book, speaking and advocating for the mentally… Continue
Added by Kate McLaughlin on July 23, 2008 at 9:00am —