Not everyone wants another piece of jewelry for Mother’s Day. So if you’ve got a mama on your list who prefers to give than to receive, I recommend checking out Global Giving and their Mother’s Day menu of fantastic, women and family-oriented projects that need your support.

I like Global Giving because it’s customized, for one thing. You can pick projects as specific as providing delivery kits for safe home births in Tibet or supplying school supplies for children in The Bronx. Or choose a gift card (bonus: it’s biodegradable) and let the recipient pick one of 500 grassroots projects that best resonates with her. In one fell swoop you’re doing something great for someone else while setting a fine example for your children.

In fact, grab your kids, boot up the Internets, and see what sort of a conversation you can get started as you choose who to help. That trumps just about any Taco Night I can imagine.  -Rita


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