National Volunteer Week with Big Brothers Big Sisters

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Mentoring - it's something we seek from a very young age and on into adulthood.  My husband is a Gifted and Talented teacher in our local public school system; he daily comes home with stories of children in dire need of an adult relationship, a mentor, someone that can have a positive impact on their lives.  Many youth are hungry for  guidance, an adult to teach them important life lessons, support them and be a safe, … [Read more...]

There’s So Much To Be Thankful For

31 Days of Thanks

  Thanksgiving is less than a week away. I love the month of November, it's a great time of year to teach our children to be thankful and to serve. Our favorite Thanksgiving tradition is our thankful tree, we make a tree with twigs in a clear glass vase. We write something we are thankful for on the leaves and hang them on the tree. Much like a Christmas tree where you might add a few new ornaments each … [Read more...]

Hurricane Sandy – Ways We Can Help


The aftermath of Sandy along the Eastern Seaboard has left so many of us feeling helpless as we see the images of still flooded neighborhoods, flattened communities and desperation in the voices of people who have lost everything. For those of us in Louisiana, it is all too reminiscent of Hurricane Katrina. Almost 2000 people lost their lives during Katrina – solidifying the storm as one of the deadliest hurricanes in … [Read more...]