Giving back on a time crunch

Hey all of you AMAZING moms! I know a lot of us are always looking for ways to give back to the community, but where do we find the time? Here are four ways you can give back while on a “time crunch.”

  1. It’s that time. Your roots are showing, your ends are split and your fabulous bangs are no more. Time to hit the salon! Instead of going to your normal place try Humanity Salons in Kent. I know most of us have a hard time leaving our stylist – she understands you in a way no other stylist ever has – but give Humanity Salons a chance! In addition to having a group of superior stylists, they donate 20% of their proceeds to local charities and have “Mommy Make Over Days” for moms in need. Check out the video of their last Make Over Day here. For more info, including pricing, please visit
  2. Your teen only wants the coolest, newest, threads, no matter what the cost! DTE – Do The Extraordinary – is a small local company with a big mission. They have sweet graphic tees with a positive message and give 10% of their gross earnings to a variety of local and global charities. Instead of investing buco bucks on another generic name brand tee, check out for cutting edge tees (full line coming soon) that will have everyone asking you and your teen “Where did you get that?" 
  3. It’s “Date Night.” Take a break from your usual spot and try FareStart in Downtown Seattle. FareStart is a program designed to benefit former homeless and disadvantaged community members by offering culinary training from Seattle’s most prestigious chefs. FareStart has provided opportunities for over 3,000 people to transform their lives, while also serving over 3.5 million meals to disadvantaged men, women and children. Visit for menu, reservations, directions and other info.
  4. If you’re like me, first thing in the morning you want your news fix. Before turning to the mainstream news, check out Majority Mag is a local news site that displays ONLY positive and inspiring news stories and can frequently be found facilitating volunteer events in the community.