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Teia Collier is a native Texan with a passion for politics, history, food, books and fashion, she is on a mission to explore and experience the best that life has to offer while sharing Southern hospitality with all she meets. Back in Mesquite, Texas after spending nearly a dozen years in Washington, DC, she loves wearing her snakeskin boots again and taking in the best of Texas food, culture, shopping, events and museums. Teia spends her days writing, playing with her young children and "saving the day" with her concierge consulting company. She is active in local children's and family charities.

Anne Geddes Raises Awareness For World Prematurity Awareness Month

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Artwork by Anne Geddes for the March of Dimes (credit: March of Dimes)

November is World Prematurity Awareness Month, and November 17, 2014 is the day that highlights the fact that more than 15 million babies are born too early each year. Celebrities like renowned artist Anne Geddes, singer Thalia and actress Hilary […]

Huggies Every Little Bottom Campaign To Support National Diaper Bank Network


A recent study performed by leading academics and Huggies Diapers discovered that 1 in 20 American moms is in need of diapers for her children. Diaper need is a state in which a caregiver, parent or guardian cannot supply the diapers that a baby needs and must clean out and reuse soiled or […]

Buy A Headband of Hope And One Will Be Given To A Girl With Cancer Along With $1 Donation To St. Baldwick’s Foundation

Founder of Headbands of Hope, Jessica Ekstrom (credit: Headbands of Hope)

Founder of Headbands of Hope, Jessica Ekstrom (credit: Headbands of Hope)

When Jessica Ekstrom started an internship at the Make A Wish Foundation in the summer of 2011, she couldn’t have possibly have known where it would it lead… to the launching of a company that has donated more than 20,000 headbands to […]

Dollar General Literacy Foundation And Kids in Need Foundation Announce Teacher Grants

Kids In Need Foundation's Teacher Appreciation (credit: Kids In Need Foundation Facebook)

Kids In Need Foundation’s Teacher Appreciation (credit: Kids In Need Foundation Facebook)

Recently, the Kids In Need Foundation, a national, non-profit organization dedicated to providing free school supplies to economically-disadvantaged school children and under-funded teachers announced a new grants sponsorship by the Dollar General Literacy Foundation to improve Pre-K to 12th grade students’ […]

Charity Meets Royal Motherhood: Crown Princess Mary of Denmark

Crown Princess Mary of Denmark at 40 years (credit: Danish Royal Family)

Crown Princess Mary of Denmark at 40 years (credit: Danish Royal Family)

We kick off our glimpse into royal motherhood series with Crown Princess Mary of Denmark. Known for her elegantly modern style sense, interests in fashion and design, her hand-on sensibilities towards parenthood and loyalty to her more than 25 patronages including […]

Niki Taylor Joins March of Dimes And Cigna To Celebrate 20 Years Of Support

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Supermodel Mom Niki Taylor sharing support with Cigna for the March of Dimes (credit: Niki Taylor)

For the last twenty years, Cigna has supported the March of Dimes as it works to ensure that all babies have a healthy start to life. As the company celebrates this important milestone by ringing The Closing […]

Kohl’s Cares Features Beginner Books To Encourage Young Readers And Family Time

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(credit: Kohl’s Stores)

Grab a book, gather your kids, stop by your nearest Kohl’s and get reading! This spring, Kohl’s Cares is featuring exclusive hardcover editions of Beginner Books, including Put Me in the Zoo, Go, Dog. Go!, The Nose Book and Hand, Hand, Fingers, Thumb, along with coordinating plush toys for just […]

First Lady Michelle Obama Seeking Entries for The 3rd Annual Healthy Eating Lunchtime Challenge

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First Lady Michelle Obama (credit: Whitehouse.gov)

First Lady Michelle Obama, the Departments of Education and Agriculture and Epicurious have partnered together to host the third annual Healthy Lunchtime Challenge and Kids’ “State Dinner” and nationwide recipe challenge. After the success of the challenges in 2012 and 2013 and in support of the […]

Choozepacks: Kids Backpacks Fight Poverty With Training, Education And Loan

Chooze Shoes Spring 2014 (credit: Chooze Shoes)

Chooze Shoes Spring 2014 (credit: Chooze Shoes)

Dallas-based Chooze Shoes children’s footwear line is as known for its innovative business model as it is for its adorable mixed match designs that celebrate children’s individuality and artistic expression. Loved by celebrity mamas Charlize Theron and Maleficent actress Angelina Jolie and style-loving kids, the kid-friendly […]

Text4Baby Selects Grammy Winning Singer-Songwriter Brandy Norwood As Ambassador

Brandy Norwood (credit:Text4Baby)

(Photo Credit: Text4Baby)

Over the last 4 years, Johnson and Johnson has partnered with the National Coalition for Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies to share critical health and pregnancy information to over 675,000 new and pregnant mothers through its innovative mobile health education program, Text4Baby. Text4Baby grants expecting and new mothers 3 text messages […]

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