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Knocking Our Socks Off
filed under: our world | giving back

A 12-year-old girl launches a campaign today to send socks to soldiers.

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Alison Mansfield is a 12-year-old on a mission. Today through Dec.15, this Fort Wayne, Ind. tween is collecting heavy wool socks to send to soldiers in Afghanistan. Her campaign, called "Socks for Soldiers," is not her first effort to help the troops—not by a long shot. Since 2005, she has collected letters, Girl Scout cookies and personal-hygiene items (from both individuals and corporations) that she ships to military personnel. You can send socks to: D. Mansfield, 7136 Pine Lake Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46814, where they will be packaged for shipment.

This story got us thinking: How can we encourage our own kids to give back to others? Keep Reading...


Baby Steps to a Better World
filed under: our world | mommyverde

Totally easy ways you and your family can help save the environment.

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When we saw An Inconvenient Truth, we were scared to death about the state of the planet. But many people have a hard time shelling out for organic food, much less a hybrid. So we asked Friend of Mom•Logic Stefani of TeensyGreen.com for some easy ways families can go-eco without breaking the bank... Keep Reading ...

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