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TOMS improves lives
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TOMS improves lives by helping those who are in need

TOMS is one of those companies I love supporting because they make it one of their priorities to help those in need. Every purchase has a purpose!

Through our purchases, TOMS helps provide necessities like shoes, water, and sight to those in need as part of their One for One program. They also provide bullying prevention services and training for skilled births to those that need it. What’s more important than that? Read the rest of this post...

Judson's Legacy
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Bringing Awareness to Krabbe Disease with Judson Levasheff’s Story

Judson's Legacy

I came across a beautiful and heartbreaking video on Facebook the other day. It was about a boy named Judson who had Krabbe disease and passed away just before he was supposed to turn 3 years old. I’ve never heard of Krabbe disease. I didn’t know such a thing existed, and yet approximately 1 out of every 100,000 people worldwide are affected by it. Approximately 72% of these cases are infantile Krabbe, in which symptoms begin before the age of one. These babies often die before the age of two. Read the rest of this post...

Causes and Important Issues

Headbands of Hope

I attended Bloggy Conference 2012 from September 27-29. It was such a wonderful experience and I learned so much. I also had the honor of meeting so many wonderful people, and I’d like to talk about one of those people in particular in this blog post — Jessica Ekstrom.

Jessica is the Founder and President of Headbands of Hope — it is a wonderful organization and, for each headband that is purchased, one is donated to a child who has been touched by cancer and, in addition to that, $1.00 is donated to the St. Baldrick’s Foundation to fund life-saving childhood cancer research. She was one of BloggyCon’s sponsors and I, along with basically every other blogger who attended, was sure to get one of the adorable headbands. Read the rest of this post...

Causes and Important Issues

Say No More to Domestic Violence

No More

No More

As a parent, there are so many things that could happen to our kids that we would consider to be a nightmare, and finding out (or not finding out) that our child has been a victim of physical or sexual abuse would definitely classify as one of them. I’m sure you agree.

Studies show that nearly 1 in 10 teenagers will experience physical violence from a dating partner and 1 in 3 girls and 1 in 7 boys will experience sexual abuse in childhood, more often than not, from someone they know. Read the rest of this post...