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Latest Posts by Julia Chicoskie
January 31, 2015
While natural disasters such as hurricanes, tornadoes, and earthquakes make national headlines, the reality is that home fires cause more fatalities annually than other disasters combined, with someone in the U.S. dying in a home fire seven times a day.
September 12, 2013
I must admit: Before 2005, I was not a United Way donor.I didn’t understand why I should if I already gave to local agencies in my community. But that year, I participated in the United Way “Loaned Executive” program, a FedEx effort that provides professional talent and leadership to help the United Way’s annual fundraising campaign. During orientation week, I visited more than a dozen nonprofits in the Mid-South that receive support from United Way.
May 22, 2013
VOTE NOW through our Pinterest board!UPDATE: 5.30.13I come from a long line of small family farmers working the soil in New Jersey.My dad’s mother grew up on a farm in western New Jersey. In the 1940’s, my grandmother and her sisters worked the farm, picking tomatoes that were sold to Campbell’s Soup Company in Camden, NJ. My dad and his sister spent their summers with their cousins on their grandmother’s farm.
April 18, 2013
If you have children, or know someone who does, you’ve probably watched children’s shows that have left an indelible mark—most notably a certain purple dinosaur with an unforgettable theme song. So, a few months ago when my almost 3 year old donned a bright yellow construction hat and requested to watch Bob the Builder®, I thought I was in for another children’s show I would tolerate for his sake. However, I soon realized Bob and his friends can actually teach our children valuable lifelong lessons.
October 31, 2011
Halloween is right around the corner, and many kids are eagerly anticipating dressing up, trick-or-treating door-to-door and (hopefully) accumulating a large stash of candy. It’s an exciting, fun activity that kids anticipate every year. However, the holiday does pose some risks that children and parents should be aware of, and it’s not just cavities from