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Black Friday, Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday

Black Friday, Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday – oh my!  We are driven by media aren’t we? And yet, we hate to be left out… In your frenzied days of getting ready for the holidays, please take a moment for yourselves and for those less fortunate....
Back to School Tips

Back to School Tips

Where did the summer go? Kids are starting back to school already and we’re not even half way through August. One of the highlights of my summer was a visit from a small group of Girl Scouts from Indiana. They were visiting St. Louis (our home)...
Donate TODAY!

Donate TODAY!

TODAY – Show the world how generous and giving St. Louisans are! Of course we hope you’ll donate to INOBTR, but please help support the great organizations in our community by donating today. For as little as $10 you can make a difference...
give STL Day!

give STL Day!

You’ve seen the billboards, snippets on the news and social media everywhere – giveSTLday is back! Over 900 non-profits in our community have joined in this fun and important challenge and are hoping that St. Louis will live up to its reputation...
National Child Abuse Month

National Child Abuse Month

April is National Child Abuse Month and INOBTR was pleased to support Missouri Kid’s First in their annual Pinwheels to bring awareness to the issues of child abuse. Some signs of child abuse are more obvious than others, but all children...
Bullying Online or Off

Bullying Online or Off

Teasing vs bullying, what’s the difference? Is it ever ok? While the person doing the teasing may think there’s a difference between it and bullying, they may be the only one to think so. Psychology Today notes that often, the person being teased...
Identity Theft

Identity Theft

Everywhere you look, someone is talking about Identity Theft at this time of year. It’s not that identity theft is more prominent, it’s just that people are becoming aware as they go to file their tax returns and find that their identity...
Teens of America Broadcast

Teens of America Broadcast

I had the pleasure of appearing on the Teens of America (#teensofamerica) broadcast last night. The show featured some amazing folks including Nathan, a 17 year old who chooses not to use social media until he’s convinced of its safety and Juan,...
Living the Girl Scout Law

Living the Girl Scout Law

Are you buying new electronics for the children in your life this holiday season? Are you discussing how they will use those devices safely? I had the privilege of spending time with the Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri Juliettes and Troops 1435,...
#GivingTuesday – won’t you give?

#GivingTuesday – won’t you give?

Whew – it’s been a hectic couple of days! …all the preparation for the Thanksgiving meal, whether that included travel or cleaning house, choosing to ignore Black Friday madness or jump into the fray, and prepping for Cyber Monday – Now people...

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