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24 Ways to Make A Difference on October 24

By Kristen Stocks | Oct 14, 2015 | 1 Comment

I absolutely love this time of year.  The weather, the colors, all things pumpkin, Fall festivals, college football… and even the beginning of the anticipation of Christmas (yep, I am one of those people!) Like most people, fall is busy for me.  Between work, school, soccer and the what seems like a month-long celebration of my…

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A new way to celebrate…

By Kristen Stocks | Sep 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

A few years ago, one of my favorite people turned 30. Instead of a big party or a fancy dinner, she invited friends to join her in completing 30 random acts of kindness. Awesome, right?  It was a pretty perfect day.  We loaded the cars with random supplies: cooler of cold drinks, little toys for…

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Excuses, excuses…

By Kristen Stocks | Aug 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

“She’s playing softball and soccer this year. We are just so busy… I don’t think we have time for it.”  “My kid? No, he’s too selfish; he would never want to participate.” “Sara doesn’t really have any passions or interests. She wouldn’t know how to fund raise.” These are just a few of the excuses…

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We gave him $100 and look what he did…

By Kristen Stocks | Jul 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

A few months ago we gave Nathan a check for $100.00 and asked him to turn it into more for a charity of his choice. Nathan thoughtfully chose The American Cancer Society as his designated charity.  He spent his spring break going business to business seeking donations. He was brave and determined. How many adults do…

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9 months in…

By Kristen Stocks | Jul 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

9 months. As a mom, the time frame of 9 months always seems significant to me. It’s how long it took me to grow an amazing, beautiful, and in my opinion, perfect little boy.  Nine months of my body working around the clock to create another life.  This still amazes me.  I mean, can you…

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9 Years Old and Making a Difference One Bow at a Time

By Kristen Stocks | Jun 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

Meet Isabella… She is a nine-year old girl with a passion for furry friends and a love for accessorizing.  So what do you get when you put those things together?!?  Isabella’s Pet Shop! About a year ago, Isabella recognized that she wasn’t alone when it came to the desire to accessorize… even accessorizing our beloved pets.  She…

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Four Ways to Cultivate Compassion in Young Boys

By Kristen Stocks | Jun 7, 2015 | 0 Comments

When I explain Kids Boost and talk about the age requirements, I often find myself saying the same thing… “Girls seem to be ready or more interested in completing a project at a younger age than boys.” The truth is that there is no science behind my comment… just something I have noticed.  I know that…

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“I’m broke but I want to help…”

By Kristen Stocks | May 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

One of my biggest fears in creating Kids Boost was becoming “that girl.”  You know the one… the girl who is always asking for something or the girl who talks about nothing but one thing.  So I try to find the balance of when to post, how to ask for support, how to get kids…

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What will your kids remember about you? A tribute to my mom…

By Kristen Stocks | May 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

Happy Mother’s Day to all of the mom’s out there! I love this weekend… and I hate this weekend.  Let me explain.  I love that we take a minute to honor, remember and love the moms in our life. I can honestly say that being a mom is the hardest thing I have ever done…

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Is my 4 year old a selfish jerk? Part 2

By Kristen Stocks | Apr 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

“What about my younger kids?” “What can we do as a family to help give back to the world?” “We don’t have time to commit to a long project, what else can we do?” These are just a few of the questions I’ve received since I started my Kids Boost adventure.  And boy do I…

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