Empowering Teens, One Showtune at a Time

Empowering Teens, One Showtune at a Time

One of the coolest and most underrated nonprofits I know is City at Peace, which uses performing arts as a way of promoting positive development in urban teens. They bring together a diverse group of kids for a year, during which time they mine their lives for stories...
Fat Has Taken On a Whole New Meaning

Fat Has Taken On a Whole New Meaning

I have a tough time with the word "fat," mainly because since having a child, it’s how I feel on most days. And quite frankly, I prefer it be used to refer to babies, the singing lady, and these new handmade stuffed animals I found by Jen at The...
Rise Up, Moms!

Rise Up, Moms!

"Women shouldn’t be discriminated against simply because they are mothers." Any organization with a manifesto like that has our full attention. Introducing Moms Rising, a new organization that’s creating a grassroots movement of moms on the...
Leggo of your Lego

Leggo of your Lego

I hit the jackpot today. My couch cushion diving expedition uncovered $2.32, a pen, some cheerios, and way too many LEGOs. It’s general parenting knowledge that if you have a kid, you have LEGOs, and they are everywhere. So, instead of throwing them back in the...
Purl with a Purpose

Purl with a Purpose

I’m a winter knitter. I have no problem creating toasty scarves and booties when the weather is chilly – but for some reason, when my butt is roasting on a lovely 85 degree March day here in Mississippi, I have a little more difficulty motivating myself to...
This Organization Goes to 11

This Organization Goes to 11

The brilliant mind that brought us This is Spinal Tap has made a massive–and welcome–leap to the world of non-profits. Parents Action for Children is Rob Reiner’s very cool parent advocacy group. The website features the standard fare on topics like...

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