Give Back with “Mommy Manders” and “WEE Volunteer”!

Looking for a way to teach your children the importance of giving back? Looking for a FUN after-school activity that is both developmentally appropriate and family-oriented? Looking for a program that will help  your child’s mental and social development? Looking for something that’s flexible and fits your busy schedule? Come “WEE Volunteer” with me! I […]

This Land is Your Land, This Land is My Land…

And now for the perspective part of my blog motto: “Parenting with PURPOSE and PERSPECTIVE” …. My “worries” of late: Gus, our visiting guinea pig, pooped on the living room chair instead of the towel. Ellie refuses to brush her teeth with the new toothpaste. MJ just can’t seem to stop arguing with us when he […]

10 Fun Fall Family Rituals!

  “Loving, healthy RITUALS foster the development of loving, emotionally healthy children…. RITUALS are the GLUE that holds the MOSAIC OF LOVE together.” (Becky Bailey) Happy Fall, everyone! This is my favorite season for the crisp, cool days (still waiting) that refresh my spirit, the chance to be outside in nature again (now that the temperature in […]

100 Acts of Kindness!

“Good Things” from our “Week of LOVE”!

I LOVED sharing extra love with my students at school as we sang love songs, and did valentine’s games and dancing! I got extra hugs and kisses from students in return, lots of “I love you, Mrs.Manders!“, and many kids who said they wanted to be my valentine! (I love my job.) MJ and Ellie […]

BIG Hearts, BIG Wheels, and BIG Fun!

Thanks to everyone who helped to fill up the “Mommy Manders” Party Bus for our delivery of nearly 50 meals today! (It was also fun to see the BIG mixer, pots, and refrigerator in the BIG kitchen. Glad I don’t have to wash those dishes tonight!) We couldn’t have done it without your hands holding […]

Nov. 17th: National FAMILY Volunteer Day!

Check out the GREAT opportunities for your family to “Give Back Together” in the Dallas Community on Saturday, Nov. 17th. Recruit some friends, mark your calendars, and “Live and Label Your Values” for your kids. “In our family, we volunteer!”  (Not in Dallas? Let these ideas inspire you to plan your own outing in your […]

“Mommy Manders” Events for July

Family Fountain Fun! SUNDAY, Jul 8th, 5:00: “Play date with Purpose” at the Belo Garden, Family Picnic and Fountain play…join us as I lead you in making playful connections with your kiddos – come ready to splash! “Christmas in July” Musical Outreach Project Wednesday, July 18th, 4:00: Join us as we escape the summer heat and […]

MOOYAH and More! ways to give back as a family in June

Anna, Nancy, Abigail, and Greg Join us for our first annual Hamburgers for Henry benefitting the Henry Jackson Crook Memorial Scholarship Fund of the Communities Foundation of Texas. Thursday, June 7 5-9 p.m. Mooyah Burger 6713 West Northwest Highway (just west of Hillcrest) Mention Hamburgers for Henry when you order and a percentage of your sale […]

Butterfly Wishes this Saturday!

Join me and my kids for this fun “giving back” event! It’s not too late to RSVP to my friend michellechase@weevolunteer.org. “Mommy Manders” is a sponsor, there will be live string music by the DSO, a paper butterfly hunt, talking tips by me to spark meaningful conversation about how to help and care for people […]