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Carnival Cruise's Christine Duffy, ALSAC's Richard Shadyac Jr. and incredible St. Jude kid Victoria.
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A Marriage of Fun And Fundraising Between Carnival and St. Jude

If you’ve ever cruised with Carnival, you know already that the popular cruise line is committed big style to supporting the everlasting efforts of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, helping to ensure that children with cancer get the treatment they need and that their parents never get a bill for […]

Doing Good Is Easy
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Doing Good Is Easy

Sure, I mailed hockey cards to my favorite players with self-address stamped envelopes tucked inside to increase my odds of receiving an autographed reply. It worked too! I still have those signed Nick Lidstrom, Chris Osgood and Slava Kozlov cards to prove it! It’s the little things that brought me […]

A Recipe For Doing Good At Back To School Time
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A Recipe For Doing Good At Back To School Time

This is an extremely special time of year for a parent. These weeks at the end of August and beginning of September offer us an opportunity to easily chart and document the growth of our children, without having to scroll through hard drives full of photos or pull out the […]

World Cancer Day Letter Writing Initiative
Charitable Causes

World Cancer Day Letter Writing Initiative

I rarely ever do this, but I’m cutting and pasting an email pitch I received because this idea is just so lovely and because it is written so well. There’s nothing to be gained by me re-engineering the following message. So here it is, an idea for us as families […]

Being KIND is Awesome
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Being KIND is Awesome

I am so incredibly happy to have partnered with Life of Dad and KIND for this promotion. I contend that much of my personal success in life can be directly attributed to kindness and to gratitude. I asked this of a gigantic corporation while my entire family was away on […]

Helpful Idea: Stealing From Toms Shoes
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Helpful Idea: Stealing From Toms Shoes

It’s not a dollhouse, but it ain’t a McMansion either. We bought a modest ranch home 14 years ago; before the stuff of children, before the claws of cats, before we could afford window treatments in every room. Now, our quaint suburban bungalow is overstuffed with, well, it’s overstuffed with […]

The Problem With Palm Oil and Other Life Lessons From An 8-Year-Old
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The Problem With Palm Oil and Other Life Lessons From An 8-Year-Old

Sumatran orangutans. And tigers. Also, elephants. All of those majestic creatures, and more I imagine (I dunno, I’m still figuring all of this shit out), are losing acreage of their habitats daily thanks to deforestation, thanks largely to the pounding drumbeat of demand for palm oil. The forests are being […]

Taylor Swift, Random Acts of Kindness and the Cynical Side of The Coin
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Taylor Swift, Random Acts of Kindness and the Cynical Side of The Coin

Someone I know on Facebook recently posted the Taylor Swift Gift Giving 2014 video, the one where she’s excitedly wrapping surprise gifts for soon-to-be surprised fans. This random act of kindness was unmercifully shot down by a Facebook friend as a publicity stunt, with a comment akin to “if she […]

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