5 Minute Changemaker: Take Just Enough
by Marsha Rakestraw In the hurry-scurry of our daily lives, it’s easy to buzz through on auto-pilot and not think…
The Red Bicycle: The Extraordinary Story of One Ordinary Bicycle
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When Leo outgrows his beloved bicycle, Big Red, he decides to donate it to an organization that refurbishes used bicycles…
Are the Holidays Wearing You Down or Filling You Up? It’s Your Choice
by Lynne Westmoreland This is the time of year set aside to celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, the winter solstice, and Kwanzaa.…
Tips for Happier, More Humane Gift-Giving
by Marsha Rakestraw This time of year the news is full of headlines about record sales, various shopping frenzies (Black…
12 Children’s Picture Books About the Power of Gardens
by Marsha Rakestraw “The soul cannot thrive in the absence of a garden.” ~ Thomas More Gardens are full of…
Ordinary Mary’s Extraordinary Deed
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Mary is just an ordinary girl, but her simple act of kindness – picking a bowlful of blueberries and leaving…
12 Children’s Picture Books About Sharing
One of the first lessons we’re taught as young children is about the importance of sharing. Yet examine our actions…
The Man in the Clouds
Books
Every day, the “man in the clouds,” who lives at the top of a mountain, sits and looks at a…
Stuff! Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
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When the neighborhood has a tag sale, Pinch the pack rat doesn’t want to give up any of his stuff.…
Solutionary Spotlight: Blanket Fort Party Helps Kids Confront Homelessness
(Our Thursday blog posts are now reflecting monthly themes. For February, American Heart Month, we’re posting about compassion, empathy and…
5 Videos to Help Cultivate Kindness
Being kind is a daily practice that often takes a little effort but that reaps enormous rewards for ourselves and…
14 Children’s Picture Books About Homelessness
People and animals without homes surround us year-round, but their presence seems more palpable in the winter months. As rates…