7 Kid-Friendly Volunteer Opportunities in Toledo

What Kids Can Learn From Volunteering

  • A sense of responsibility. Kids and teens learn what it means to make and keep a commitment. They learn how to be on time for a job, do their best, and be proud of the results. But they also learn that, ultimately, we’re all responsible for the well-being of our communities.
  • That one person can make a difference. A wonderful, empowering message for kids is that they’re important enough to have an impact on someone or something else.
  • Tolerance. Working in community service can bring kids and teens in touch with people of different backgrounds, abilities, ethnicities, ages, and education and income levels. They’ll learn that even the most diverse individuals can be united by common values.

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Meal Planning, Grocery Lists, & Recipes Simplified

Have tons of cookbooks, random recipes torn out of magazines, food magazines just lying around, or the occasional notecard with recipes passed down from a family member or a friend? So many recipes and food options, yet, are you still struggling with meal planning? I here ya, mommas! That was totally me 3 years ago. Then I bossed up and took control of my life, well, my kitchen.  Doing this one thing has helped me eliminate all the unnecessary clutter, saved me so much time, got me organized, & ultimately made my life so much easier! Oh, yeah, and when my friend called and asked if I could meet for coffee I totally shocked both of  us when I replied, “YES!” (actual image of me realizing I had found time in my busy schedule) And I want the same for you…I want you to have more time, more time with your family, & actually time for yourself!  How does that sound?

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So let’s do this, lets….

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A Mother’s Raw & Emotional Story: Giving Birth to a child with CHD

As many of you know February is National Heart Month, in fact this February marks the 56th consecutive American Heart Month. The first proclamation was issued by President Lyndon B. Johnson in February 1964, nine years after he had a heart attack. The federally designated event reinforces the importance of heart health since heart disease is the #1 killer of Americans.  It also addresses the need for more research, with a reminder to get families, friends and communities involved. (Source: https://www.heart.org/en/around-the-aha/february-marks-56th-consecutive-american-heart-month ) Read more

8 Romantic Restaurants in Toledo

Every time she’d find a minute that’s the time that they begin it mom, mom, mommy!! Night and day it’s mommy, mommy make the dinner, fix the breakfast, wash the dishes, and do the shopping, and the sweeping and the carpooling. They always keep her hopping….she goes around in circle till she’s very, very dizzy still they holler keep a-busy Cinderelly mommy!  Even Cinderella managed to get a night off! Sure it involved a few mice friends and a Fairy Godmother….you’ve got Mom on the go in Holy Toledo & a few sitters on standby, together we can make this happen!   First things first, let’s choose a romantic restaurant and make reservations. Read more

Planning a Party, Toledo? Start HERE!

This girl is on fire! Gabrielle Wilson, wife, mother, owner & event coordinator of Social Events Co. did it again! She blew us all always with her Pop-Up Party this past Sunday at Handmade Toledo, Bestie Bash!!! I had the pleasure of attending this epic event with my youngest and two of her besties. Read more