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Just a note of thanks

Happy Thanksgiving! I wanted to take a minute and reflect on Kids Boost and all that I am thankful for this season.  I’m thankful for… The Kids Boost kids and teenagers who generously give their time and energy to make a difference in this world. I’m constantly in awe of these kids and I have …

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24 Ways to Make A Difference on October 24

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…

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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We gave him $100 and look what he did…

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…

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

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

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…"

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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