By Kathy Zucker • Monday, November 25, 2013
With Thanksgiving days away, caring for others is at the top of my mind. Last week, I took my kids, ages 7, 5 and 1 to the Hoboken Homeless Shelter to drop off bags of mini bars of hotel soap purchased in bulk on ebay. Soap is a hot commodity at homeless shelters, with preference going to small bars since they are easier for residents to store.
I try to save donations for after school so my kids get the experience of handing items to people themselves. The older kids are starting to grasp the concept of homelessness – telling them there are kids who do not have homes makes it easier for them to give away old toys to make room for the deluge about to arrive of grandparent gifts.
I am looking forward to spending time with family and preparing for the holidays. As my kids get older, they are able to take more of an active role in cooking and decorating. I look forward to the day when I can sit down to a meal primarily prepared by the next generation. If you want to hear more about how we are celebrating, I will be a guest at a Twitter chat tonight at 9 pm hosted by New York Life and the Shorty Awards. You can tune in here to ask questions and follow along.
I hope everyone has a wonderful, warm Thanksgiving and wish you all safe travels!
Kathy Zucker, CEO of Metro Moms Network, mother of three young children and New York Life Keep Good Going Shorty Award winner and judge, writes about juggling career and family in an urban setting. Read her MomCondoLiving blog, follow her on Twitter (@KathyZucker), watch her on Instagram, friend her on Facebook and get moving with Youtube.