New York Life Keep Good Going Twitter Party

Do Good, Share Traditions and Win Prizes

I’m so thrilled to be co-hosting a Twitter party on behalf of New York Life‘s Keep Good Going on Monday, November 24th at 5pm PST/8pm EST.  What does that mean exactly — Keep Good Going? To me, it means many things:

  • Gratitude for what is in my life.
  • Celebrating family traditions.
  • Remembering those who aren’t with us.
  • Giving back during the holiday season.

My kids are concerned about children who don’t have enough food and so we dug into our pantry for the school food drive which will help our local food pantries. Do you need a book list to help kids learn about hunger? I wrote a book list for Let’s Lasso the Moon and here are a few of my picks:

Uncle Willie and the Soup Kitchen (Reading Rainbow Book) by Dyanne Disalvo-Ryan

A little boy wants to learn more about the people he sees on the street so he accompanies his Uncle Willie to the soup kitchen where they work with other volunteers to help feed the hungry and homeless. [picture book, ages 4 and up]

Sam and the Lucky Money by Karen Chinn, Cornelius Van Wright and Ying-Hwa Hu

Sam is excited to spend his lucky Chinese New Year’s money but it turns out that he doesn’t have quite enough to buy what he wants. A chance encounter with a stranger makes him decide that he can do something else with his money. [picture book, ages 5 and up]

Stone Soup by Jon J. Muth

In this beautifully illustrated version of Stone Soup, an unhappy village learns to share their bounty when three monks pass through promising to make soup from a stone. This is a wonderful book to read during the holidays to spread the message of helping those in need and creating a stronger community because of it. [picture book, ages 4 and up]

Twenty-two Cents: Muhammad Yunus and the Village Bank by Paula Yoo, illustrated by Jamel Akib

Can 22 cents change lives? In this picture book biography about Novel Peace Laureat Muhammad Yunus, kids will learn about microloans and how this concept has changed lives around the world. Muhammad Yunus had an idea, but it took a lot of effort to convince anyone to participate. It is also an inspiration to all that one person and one idea can change the world. [picture book, ages 6 and up]


New York Life Twitter Party to Win Prizes and Do Good

Do you have a special holiday tradition or memory? If you share it via Twitter using the hashtags #KeepGoodGoing and #FeedingAMillion, New York Life will donate 25 meals to Feeding America.* That makes me tingle with happiness!!

You can share your special holiday memories on Monday, November 24th at 5pm PST/8pm EST and help those in need. You can also win great prizes including:

  • 1 Grand Prize: $200 gift card and matching $200 donation to Feeding America from BlogHer.
  • 6 Additional Prizes: $50 Visa gift card with matching $50 donations to Feeding America from BlogHer.

I hope you can join us!

New York Life Keep Good Going Twitter Party

For more information about the rules and regulations and other fine print for the Twitter Party, please go here.


*Through 1/9/15, New York Life will donate $2.50 for each approved post, with a minimum of $25K & a maximum of $100K.
See full terms and conditions at Find info about Feeding America at



By Mia Wenjen, PragmaticMom


  1. What a great thing New York Life is doing on Twitter. Hope I remember next Monday.
    I have the Soup Kitchen on my bookshelf to review. Meant to run it when I reviewed “A Kids’ Guide to Hunger & Homelessness” and how to take action! Great book for school, and children’s groups. Published byFree Spirit Publising.
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    • Hi Patricia,
      I think so too! I hope you can join us tomorrow at the Twitter party! Kids love to help others but I am finding in Boston that most soup kitchens don’t allow kids to help. It’s an issue of safety for them. But this is a great time to think about giving back and it makes the holidays more special and meaningful to kids especially.
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  2. Thanks for the book list! Our family loves Sam and the Lucky Money. I’d also recommend The Can Man by Laura Williams, also published by Lee & Low. 🙂

  3. maria

    Do I need to RSVP?

  4. Your twitter party sounds great! I will try to make it.
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  5. RSVP @Brooke1Boyd Sounds like a great chat!

  6. AM

    it sounds like it will be a great time!! thanks for donating to those in need! RSVP @vampiregoddessj

  7. Sherry Bracy

    Excited for the party!! See You There! @sherrybracy 🙂

  8. erin dear

    Excited to join in the chat! RSVP @mummadear

  9. Jennifer Essad

    @4jlessad, I hope to join in and follow your support the this wonderful organization

  10. Sounds great! See you then!
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  11. Mary Fagans

    RSVP @kittylover1313 Can’t wait for the party tonight!!

  12. Sandy Vanbuskirk

    I will be there RSVP @ssony711

  13. Can\’t wait! What a great cause! RSVP @reesesums

  14. @shortcakestwo

    RSVP @shortcakestwo see you later

  15. lisa cross

    Rsvp what a great party for giving

  16. Jayne

    Hello all,

    Too bad I missed the party, however sensitizing kids about the reality of those unlucky kids who go without food is a noble idea. I actually never that it was such a reality until I visited some third world country.

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