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Snow Days in Atlanta

It’s a snow day here in Georgia. You know, a dust of snow and the whole city shuts down. I laugh about it but really and truly, I love it. These snow days (some of which actually include snow) have slowly become some of my favorite days in life.  To me, they’ve served as a…

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New School Year Resolutions

It’s that time of year… already!  New school supplies, new clothes, new shoes and new backpacks.  So why not take a minute to create New School Year Resolutions?  But here’s the catch… they can’t be about losing weight or going to the gym, they have to be about spreading love and making a difference. Why…

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Help Wanted

Wow, what a difference a year makes! It’s been super exciting to see the ways that Kids Boost is growing.  We went from 3 kids finishing a project to 40 kids.  These kids raised more than $50,000 for 23 different non-profit organizations. I am beyond excited to see what this next year holds. But I’m…

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The State of the Union

Welcome to the first State of the Union, Kids Boost style.  Pretty exciting, right?! It’s amazing what can happen in a year. This time last year, I was begging kids to participate in Kids Boost.  I think I had 200 likes on Facebook and we had raised about a thousand dollars total.  Fast forward to today…

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sharing the why

So last week I ditched my Kids Boost t-shirt and jeans and dusted off (literally) a suit and pair of heels. But just for a day (okay, just for a meeting).  It was a big meeting, one that could potentially change my world and fulfill my dreams.  As I drove to my meeting, I practiced…

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Helping kids cope through crisis

“I don’t ever want to go back to Disney World” This was my 8 year old’s statement to me as we prepared for bed last night. WHAT?!?   That was random. Why on earth would he not want to go back and where did this come from?  And then it hit me… It wasn’t long ago…

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Up for a challenge?!?

Everyone likes a good challenge, right?!? Well, we have a great one for you. An important one. And one that will impact the world! We are thrilled to introduce you to “The Kids Boost Challenge!” The Kids Boost Challenge is a way for individuals and companies to support Kids Boost while challenging kids to meet…

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Make it your “yes” summer

2015 was my “yes” year.  I challenged myself to say yes to things that scared me.  This was a huge challenge for me… I kinda consider myself a walking ball of anxiety.  You add my lack of athleticism and  horrible coordination (yep, I have been known to sprain an ankle just walking down a driveway), and well it’s…

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What do tattooed nipples have to do with Kids Boost?

So now that I have your attention with the whole tattooed nipple thing… I read an article the other day about a tattoo artist who wanted to use his talent for something good so he now tattoos nipples on breast cancer patients who have recently had a mastectomy.  Amazing, right? Oh and there is this…

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46 Snickers, 51 Twix, 31 Skittles…

It’s everywhere. A bag of M&Ms on the floor. Starbursts on the kitchen counter. A Twix wrapper under the couch cushion.  I even found a 3 Musketeers in the shower. It’s officially the week after Halloween and we are on the verge of a sugar coma. So what do we do with all of this candy?!?  I…

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A new way to celebrate…

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…

“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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