A mom asked for suggestions of ways to Help a Local Family This Thanksgiving. Here are some places that could use your extra food and/or cash. I have heard that in terms of manpower, soup kitchens are often inundated with well-meaning volunteers on holidays like Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's, and then struggle to find helpers throughout the rest of the year. Consider finding an "off-season" time, too, for your family to volunteer. So if you're feeling extra thankful this year, here
We interrupt your summer break for a little Memphis School Supplies Drive talk. Sorry! Tennessee’s 2017 sales tax holiday weekend is happening Friday, July 28 through Sunday, July 30. During this weekend clothing $100 or less, school supplies $100 or less and computers $1,500 or less are all tax-free. If you can purchase school supplies through your school I highly recommend you do this as it's so much easier and cheaper, too! Read this: Why I Won't Buy One Extra Box of Tissues for My
I was thinking the other day of places where one could buy a brick in Memphis right now. Many times nonprofit organization use this as a fundraising method. I love that one's name could be commemorated for years to come if they participate in a fundraising effort. I also think it's a great gift idea for the person who has everything. Both kids (who get too many toys) and adults (who have too much stuff) would appreciate this. They could see their name when they visit their favorite place!
This month I'm putting a link in the sidebar to encourage you to register for Miles 4 Milla's House, benefiting The Kemmons Wilson Family Center for Good Grief, on May 20. Alternatively, you could give directly to KW Family Center for Good Grief here (choose either "Milla's House" or "Kemmons Wilson Family Center for Good Grief") in the Designation spot. Please, Readers, will you consider a $25 donation to this cause? I'm registering to ride, though I may or may not be out of town May 20. If
Sometimes it feels like Christmas is one big toy grab. Between the toy catalogs that keep arriving and the commercials they occasionally see, my kids are full of long lists of wants. When it comes to actually make a list of gift suggestions for family we're struck by how little they actually need. We've always tried to keep down the number of gifts by suggesting family members send money to be put in their college accounts, but the kids still get plenty of toys. To help keep my boys heads