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Mar 14

March 14, 2017

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Clothes That Love You Back: prAna Review + Discount Code!

Disclaimer: I received these clothes for free from prAna in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own. Let me start with this: You know how, every once in a while, you try on a pair of pants or a shirt and know—just know—that these pieces of clothing are going to become long-term favorites? That you’re probably going to wear these clothes so many times that your friends are going to wonder if you actually own any other outfits?…

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Jun 11

June 11, 2015

#FairFundingPA

Why Pennsylvania Needs Fair Education Funding

I’m teaming up with the Campaign for Fair Education Funding to speak out for students across Pennsylvania. Although I am receiving some form of compensation, all opinions remain my own. #FairFundingPA The first time I became profoundly aware of the fact that our state’s current school funding system is irrevocably broken, I was in the throes of student teaching. It was 2004. I’d been sitting in a weekly seminar with my fellow student teaching candidates, discussing our achievements, sharing silly anecdotes…

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Apr 22

April 22, 2015

13 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day, Every Day

13 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day, Every Day

Earth Day is always a great time to recognize the Earth’s natural beauty — and to start taking steps to reduce your family’s impact on the environment. Here’s a list of simple actions we regularly take in our own family to support the planet. We’re not perfect by any means, but we strive to be conscious of our ecological footprint. If you’re new to environmental actions or causes, you don’t have to do everything on this list all at one time. Start small, and build…

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Feb 14

February 14, 2015

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Pittsburgh Families Need Diapers – and Your Help

If you’ve ever had to pay for a box of disposable diapers, I don’t need to tell you that they’re expensive. According to the Wall Street Journal, diapering a child just six times a day costs about $1,500 a year. But here’s the thing: Most newborn infants require about 12 diaper changes a day. Toddlers, about eight. Now imagine if you could only afford ONE diaper per day for your baby. Instead of tossing that dirty nappy in the trash,…

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