This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Kings Hawaiian® Project Mahalo. The opinions and text are all mine.

I believe teaching our children about gratitude and giving back is a very important part of being a parent. Helping others and being thankful for the things we have in life as well as the people in it really makes us slow down and appreciate both the big and the small things.

That’s why I was excited to be asked to write this sponsored post about Kings Hawaiian Project Mahalo and share with you the way we show our thanks.

Kings Hawaiian Mahalo ProjectI was interested to learn that Mahalo means thank you and that giving and generosity are important part of the Hawaiian culture. Kings Hawaiian has put together Project Mahalo as a way to give back to four fantastic charities. One simple click could mean a fantastic donation for a charity you love.

Since teaching Kora & Logan about giving back and gratitude is important to us we make sure to do what we can to be good examples. As a blogger, I’ve had many amazing opportunities to give back in ways I never would have thought possible. In one instance I was able to give away $2,500 to one of four charities of my choice and offer a giveaway where the winner would get to giveaway an additional $2,500 to their favorite charity as well.

Also near the beginning of the school year a family in my children’s school lost their home and all of their belongings in a fire. The school put a call out for donations and thanks to some amazing brands I work with I was able to pass along a number of amazing gift baskets to them. We also gathered a number of things around our house and offered them as well. Kora & Logan were very interested in how we were helping and were glad that we were able to as Dave and I were as well.

Mahalo is the Hawaiian word for thank you. You can say thank you to these wonderful charities- Big Brothers Big Sisters, Meals On Wheels Association of America, Family Caregiver Alliance, and One Warm Coat by voting for them on

All charities will receive $10k, but the winner with the most votes will receive $25k.