Category Archives: Quirky Good

Sending Love and Support to the People of the Philippines

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I was not particularly well-traveled as a young person. By my mid-twenties, I hadn’t crossed the middle of the United States and I had never left the country. My first foray into international travel was a 5-day trip to Paris with friends, done on the spur of the moment. So, when it came time for…

The Shoes We Wore Puzzle from Ceaco Supports One Fund Boston

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One of my favorite ways to pass an evening while on vacation is to put together a jigsaw puzzle with my family. We do it every year. Now, puzzles make me think of warm summer days and gathering together. For many Bostonians, this is the same feeling that Patriots Day and the Boston Marathon evoke……

Celebrate Youth Peacemakers with a $50K Prize

I believe in young people. I believe that, given the support and resources, they will rise to the occasion and do amazing things. It’s why I have my Master’s degree in education. It’s why, despite plenty of more lucrative career possibilities, I chose to work with kids and kid-supporting organizations. It’s why I now provide…

#26Acts of Kindness

I have put off writing about the Newtown, CT tragedy this week. I haven’t been able to put my feelings and thoughts into words. When I heard about the #26Acts of Kindness movement, I wasn’t sure. The idea is to do an act of kindness for each of the Sandy Hook children and faculty who…

Healthy Creamy Crock Pot Chicken Tacos

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I have a few confessions. First of all, I need to lose weight. Second, I don’t cook nearly as often as I know I should. We have food allergies to deal with, and a couple of very, very picky eaters. I compensate for some of our challenges by buying a lot of whole grains and…

Giving Thanks for Something Different

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I hadn’t planned on a Thanksgiving post this year. I didn’t want to write about how thankful I am for family, friends, health, and happiness, although I am. I am thankful every day, so I feel a bit silly waxing poetic about it on here one day a year. On Tuesday, though, I realized I…

Road Trippin’, Good Deeds, and a Toyota Rav4

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Sometimes there are just so many great things to do/write about that you can’t up. This is one of those times. I recently took an amazing trip with the Toyota Women’s Influencer Network and I could probably write 10 or more posts about it. I won’t (no thanks necessary!). We started at the Loews Santa…

Macy’s Shop for a Cause Supports the March of Dimes

Both of my kids came via at-risk pregnancies and challenging births. We are fortunate and thankful that they were both born (reasonably) healthy. Not all families are as lucky. The March of Dimes works to prevent birth defects, premature birth, and infant mortality. They also support and advance maternal and health research. This month, Macy’s…

Support Great Causes with Toyota’s 100 Cars for Good

I mentioned Toyota’s 100 Cars for Good initiative awhile back and asked you to nominate your favorite non-profit that may be in need of a vehicle to help out with their mission. Well, the finalists have been selected and we have a chance to vote every day (until August 21) on Facebook for a different…

TogetherGreen Invites You to do Some Spring Greening

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I am a member of the Mass Audubon Society and a member of the Toyota Women’s Influencer’s Network, so when I learned about the new TogetherGreen Facebook App, I knew I had to share it with you. National Audubon and Toyota teamed up in 2008 to work toward strengthening conservation efforts and have been working…