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5 Common Fundraising Mistakes that Might Be Hurting Your Organization

Fundraising is hard work, done with the best intentions in mind. While you might get caught up in the spirit of “doing good,” you could be doing it wrong. Whether it’s a communication failure or a lack of foresight, here are five mistakes you’ll want to avoid when…

Life Changes I Wish I’d Made Sooner

By the time I turned 25, I was sure my life was a single-lane highway.

A single-lane highway with no exits. As far as I was concerned, I was headed in the same direction, with no…

3 Easy Ways to Share Nature With Your Kids This Summer

There’s something about the summer that brings out the fun in kids. Long summer days without any thought of school foster the type of carefree living children relish every year. The only bad thing about the summer is it can go by really fast. As parents, it is important to…

Kids Off The Couch-Be Our Valentine: February 2011

Please, pretty please, would you be wiling to show us some love this Valentine's Day by filling out a survey? We can't promise chocolate or rainbows, but do vow to listen to everything you say and use your suggestions to do a better job for you in 2011. Don't you wish your significant other would promise as much!?

DIY VALENTINES: We've thrown a Valentine making party each year since the kids were in kindergarten and love how relaxed everyone becomes when cutting heart shapes with scissors and dreaming up silly love rhymes. Here's all you need to do: make a quick run to a craft store and stock up on scissors, paste, stickers, ribbon, glue and glitter. Pile supplies in the center of a big table (don't forget to cover the table with a cloth) and be sure to serve up something chocolate. You'll be surprised what gets discussed when the subject is love! Click here to read our Popcorn Adventurethat paired Cocteau's black and white classic Beauty and the Beast with a Valentine's Day party.

IF YOU LOVE THE MUPPETS: The Hammer is hosting a free screening of The Muppet Movie on Sunday (2/13) at 11:00 AM as part of their Family Flicks film series. Parking is $3 below the Museum. Head over to Yogurtland after the screening for a yummy treat. IF YOU LOVE MUSIC: The 53rd Grammy Awards are taking place at Staples Center on Sunday night (2/13) and will air on CBS. With an incredible line up that includes Mick Jagger,Barbra Streisand, Bob Dylan and Dr. Dre parents can talk about some of their favorite artists -- and then, listen as the kids explain why they like Lady Gaga.

IF YOU LOVE FILM: The Aero Theater on Montana is hosting a fabulous film series this weekend called That Special Valentine's Day Weekend: Romancing the Screenwith romantic titles ranging from Casablanca to The Notebook.

IF YOU LOVE CHOCOLATE: Our favorite local candy man is Jonathan at Compartes Chocolatier. We have a weakness for the Sweet Sloops made in Maine at Harbor Sweets. And, one of our newest subscribers has a chocolate making company calledChocoveda. We haven't tried it yet, but sure want to! IF YOU LOVE US: Don't forget to fill out the survey. It's only seven questions long and will be dropped into your in-box tomorrow!

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