• growing up glad, kids helping kids, ava claus and friends, broward children's center, mom blog, mommy blog, fashion blog, parenting blog, girl power, inspiration, motivation, 2015
    Kindness

    Kids Helping Kids

    Ava Claus and Friends was the first scheduled speaker that I booked when I initiated the Samaritans365 Club at our school.  I knew their most active time of giving was during the holiday season, so we scheduled them for our December meeting. Ava is a 10-year-old girl from Miami, Florida.  I had a chance to interview Ava before the school club meeting. Me: How…

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    Fashion

    Recycled. Restyled. Remarkable.

    What an exciting night we had at Young At Art’s “10th Annual Recycled Fashion Show- Surrealism Restyled”.  This show was produced by teens from YAA Volunteer/Leadership Program and PACE Center for Girls, Broward, which is an alternative high school in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. This fundraiser benefitted YAA Teen Leadership and At-Risk Youth Programs. The teens earned community service hours for the time…

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    Kindness

    Be an Ally

    October was National Bullying Prevention Month.  I connected with PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center through social media.  They asked us to post a picture in support of their We Will Gen Campaign. (Our school also encouraged the students to wear orange in solidarity of bullying prevention.) It is a program designed to inspire student-to-student engagement to lead the bullying prevention movement. They have many websites dedicated…

  • growing up glad, charm it, charms, kids jewelry, mom blog, mommy blog, fashion blog, parenting blog, girl power, inspiration, motivation, 2015
    Fashion,  Fun

    Charm It

    Ella loves jewelry and some of her favorite items are her CHARM IT! charm necklace and bracelet. For those of you following me on Instagram, you’ve seen her photographed it in many times. Even though Juliet is my “sporty girl” as she calls herself, she loves them too. I think what draws each of them to this product is the individuality…

  • growing up glad, kindness matters, mom blog, mommy blog, fashion blog, parenting blog, girl power, inspiration, motivation, 2015
    Kindness

    Kindness Matters

    “Good Samaritan” -a compassionate person who unselfishly helps others. This summer, while scrolling through my Facebook feed, I saw a picture of one of my friends wearing a “Kindness Matters” shirt. It grabbed my attention and stuck with me. I ended up contacting my friend to ask her about it. She told me about the Samaritans 365 Organizationand put me in touch…