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If you’re looking for a last-minute gift for Mother’s Day — or your Mom already has everything she needs — consider a gift from the International Rescue Committee instead of the traditional flowers, perfume, or candy this year. Offerings include mosquito netting for a family of refugees in Africa ($18), a birthing kit with the essentials for a safe home-birth ($24), pre-natal care for a mom-to-be in a war zone ($52), a year’s education for a girl in Afghanistan ($52), clean water for 200 people ($100) and more. Your mom will get a personalized card in your name, and a family in crisis gets a better chance at life.
Prices vary, at FromHarmtoHome.com.
I use Evite.com to send out invites for events like my daughter’s birthday party but for more formal occasions, like a Passover Ceder or say, a wedding, I’d still go to paper invites. I recently discovered Paperless Post, a website where you can send out beautiful online invitations which are nearly as elegant as those you send by mail. It costs a bit of money - but we’re talking nickels or less per invite vs much more if you use paper.
I admit that I am a sucker for anything that helps kids — and adults! — be just a bit more creative. I recently came across Storybird, which is a website where you can create stories and share them with friends and family. You can choose illustrations for your story from a collection of the most unique and fun artwork I’ve seen for this type of service and it’s really easy to collaborate and share your story with others.
Check it out: Storybird.com
A friend recently turned me on to Crazy8.com and I had to share. I’d never heard of it before but they have a really great selection of clothes for kids, sizes 4-14. The quality is good, shipping is $5 on any order, and right now there is a really awesome sale going on. (Just checked and they are owned by Gymboree - who knew?)
The other day my daughter kept asking me why oceans are salty and lakes are not. If you know the answer off hand, you’re smarter than me. After a few futile attempts to get her to focus on something else, I decided to use my friend the Internet and search for the answer. As I was browsing around, I came across this awesome website where you can type in your kids’ questions and see simply-put, easy-to-understand answers. Simply awesome.