by Danyelle Little, The Cubicle Chick
My eight year old and I are always looking for ways to spend time together. She is very cognizant of activities and things that we can do in the home that are eco-friendly and gentle on the planet. As a matter of fact, both of my children make me aware of how “not green” I am from time to time. Of course, I grew up living in a world that was okay with paper plates, plastic cups and utensils, and throwing away everything in one trashcan was normal. Thanks to them, I think about the things I am doing before I do them—is this a green way to dispose of this item? Is there an alternative that is more eco-friendly and safer for the environment?
“I’m scared,” Quinnlin said nearly three years ago, when she learned the date of her kidney transplant. She’d seen her brother go through kidney failure, dialysis and kidney transplant. She had witnessed him go through life-saving surgeries and had seen the emotional fallout and the impact of those experiences, so it was an easy decision for her parents to start Quinnlin in play therapy.
Quinnlin’s mom, Julia Roberts, is sharing her story this year. Click here to read more about them!
Are you on Pinterest? We are! You can find us at http://www.pinterest.com/buildabear. If you have no idea what Pinterest is then here’s the scoop. Pinterest is a place to organize all those recipes and household crafts you find online that you want to make someday when you finally have time to think. But now, instead of wishing and hoping that you would remember where you found them, you can just go to one place: Pinterest! Pinterest lets you create virtual pin boards and organize all the things you find online that you love. Then, here comes the best part, you can go back to them later and actually make them – or buy them, or whatever else you want to do with them.
So we’re on Pinterest too, and if you would like to follow us, you’ll get to see great gift ideas, cool kids crafts, fabulous family recipes (even things the kids will love) and a whole lot more. Just go to www.pinterest.com/buildabear to follow us. If you don’t have a Pinterest account, click the Request Invite button at www.pinterest.com.
We can’t wait to see you there!
-Molly Saunders, Digital Bear