So you want to start a non profit 10 Things you will need to know.

First let me say, “Congratulations for wanting to be the change in the world that makes it a better place.” Coming up with a dream is a wonderful thing but actually taking it to the next level and making that dream an organization is both exciting and a lot of work. Today’s world is filled […]

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Decorating Fall Style

fall decorating ideas

Autumn is most definitely here, Halloween has come and gone, daylight savings time has passed. Before the leaves all fall down to the ground take a few moments to enjoy the colors of fall around your home. I enjoy decorating for the fall with pumpkins, gourds, apples, candles, and flowers. These are a few decorating […]

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Did someone say “shopping?”

The holidays are coming up on us rather quickly, frankly I’m not sure where this whole year has gone but that is another topic. So today we are going to take a little “trip” away from our computer, yup, that means we all have to get dressed and head outside. I’m sure the fresh air […]

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What’s in your first aid kit?

first aid kit

Several years ago my husband and I were at an event for Children’s Hospital and as a token of thanks each patron received a first aid kit. Over the years we have used that kit many times, and have restocked several items. Being that we are going into the winter months and what I call […]

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Hold on to your dreams!

hadley's playground at dulles town center sign

Stand up and Hold On To Your Dream Maybe this is your moment Stand up and Hold On To Your Dream You know no one can take it There is a path it’s always been yours And you have the right of passage Signed in blood and sealed in tears Sending you a message Across […]

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We are on a “Mission”

mission statement words

created with: wordle After creating and running a nonprofit I fully understand the meaning behind a Mission Statement. It should just run off your tongue when explaining the meaning or heart and soul behind your business or in our cases here blogs. However, when was the last time you stopped and thought about your Mission […]

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Welcome to Holland

sarah and hadley

I have often used this short story when speaking about the importance of play for all children, so for those of you who I have not had the honor of sharing this with, although the words are not my own, the sentiments sure are; “Welcome to Holland”. I am often asked to describe the experience of raising […]

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Why worry about accessibility?

playground transfer station and child in walker, accessible?

Over five million children living in the United States have disabilities. For most of these children, the thrill of the playground is as foreign as a trip to the moon. To date most local playgrounds exclude these children. I as the Playground Fairy am dedicated to the “true spirit of children”. The park and recreation […]

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Pick up that magazine

food magazines

  Let’s use the pile of magazine I have in my family room, or your family room to come up with some great bloggy ideas! I am all for finding inspiration all around, even where you least expect it. So today, I am going to make it my business to go through the serious pile […]

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10 Helpful Uses of Peppermint

Start your day off with a zip in your step and add a few drops of peppermint oil to your shower floor, this is sure to pick you up and open your eyes! Add 12 drops of peppermint oil per 1 ounce of skin care oil and massage aching muscles. Add a little boggie to […]

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