Charities & Services


The Revolutionary IDEA of Farm to School Programs

Sponsored By: IDEA Public Schools You may have heard the concept of “farm to table” dining with concerns to the growing hip trend among the culinary scene. The term refers to practice of growing and using local food to be served. I feel lucky as a parent to now know that many schools, including IDEA Public […]

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Gifts That Give Back

Whether you’re ready or not, the holiday season is upon us. Part of the merry-making typically involves gift giving. Now holiday gifts can take many forms, from neatly packaged baked goods to skillfully crafted creations that result in several glue gun singed fingers. But let’s be honest for a minute. Even if we muster a […]

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50 Ways to Serve Austin This Holiday Season

“Wherever there is a human in need, there is an opportunity for kindness and to make a difference.” -Kevin Heath It’s November, and that means it’s officially the kickoff to the holiday season. The shelves at big boxes have been merrily sporting their red and green for weeks, and the same retailers are already shoving Black Friday […]

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8 Tips for Selling Used Kid Stuff

Ah, springtime in central Texas! Contrary to popular belief, springtime doesn’t just mean adorable bluebonnet pictures and unbearable allergies… it also means spring cleaning! Before the advent of the vacuum cleaner, households all across America would celebrate the springtime months by cleaning their homes from top to bottom- taking advantage of the warmer weather and spring […]

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12 Kid-tastic Christmas Ideas That DON’T Require Pinterest

I love Christmas but I am not a domestic diva. Like not a domestic diva at all. My husband cooks (and well I might add) and one of my new year’s resolutions is to spring for a monthly house cleaning. But like I said, I love Christmas and all the fun celebrating that comes with […]

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Oh What Fun It Is To Give…to Austin Charities!

Austin is an amazing city full of love and generosity. Now that the holidays are here it is a great time to share some joy and give a little to the community we love so much. Here are some wonderful local charities that you can donate gifts, money and/or time to. Don’t forget that you […]

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5 Tips for Holiday Budgeting

Christmas is a wonderful time of the year! Who doesn’t love gift giving?! Unfortunately, many people become extremely stressed and spend money they don’t have to give the perfect gifts. Here are my tips on holiday budgeting! 1. Make A List: Write down each person you are buying gifts for. Due to my family’s limited […]

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