Bucket Fillers Blog

Taking Time for Yourself – May 12, 2019

Spring always feels like a new beginning to me. The sunshine hits my shoulders and I seek out my comfortable clothes and gym shoes for evening walks. I throw my folding chairs in the back of my car and savor the longer evenings that I can reconnect with friends outside, usually while our kids play […]

Continue Reading Taking Time for Yourself – May 12, 2019

We Have a Teenager! – May 16, 2019

Thirteen years ago today our first book, “Have You Filled a Bucket Today?”, was published. We’ve come a long way in thirteen years, but have so much further to go. Everywhere we go, we still meet people that haven’t heard about bucket filling. We love to tell people about what it means to be a […]

Continue Reading We Have a Teenager! – May 16, 2019

The Best Offense is a Good Defense – August 4, 2019

Most sports-minded enthusiasts hold the opinion that “the best offense is good defense.” The same statement can be made throughout our homes, our classrooms, and our schools – particularly this time of year as our children and our teachers head back into the classroom. We all start that first week of school with our best […]

Continue Reading The Best Offense is a Good Defense – August 4, 2019

In Remembrance – September 11, 2019

As we reflect on the anniversary of 9/11, it’s still unfathomable what happened that day 18 years ago. I vividly remember that morning. I was at work when, all of a sudden, a colleague told me she heard about a plane that had crashed into one of the World Trade Center towers. In a mere […]

Continue Reading In Remembrance – September 11, 2019

Bucket Filling is a Solution – October 9, 2019

I love to write! However, October newsletters are always written with mixed emotions. This is the month our nation chooses to focus on anti-bullying. Last week, I witnessed a kindergarten boy exit a school bus, shoulders slumped in defeat, quietly crying as he made his way home. When I asked my son what happened, I […]

Continue Reading Bucket Filling is a Solution – October 9, 2019

Thankful for the Blessings – November 26, 2019

As much as Autumn in Michigan is my favorite time of year, Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. It’s a day filled with everything I love without the added stress or worry of material things or added social obligations on the calendar. On Thanksgiving, I’m able to spend time with my dear family, eat a wonderful […]

Continue Reading Thankful for the Blessings – November 26, 2019

The Greatest Gift – December 19, 2019

As a working mom of four kids, there is no choice but to be a multitasker. Like many other parents, I juggle my job and the many details required to successfully parent. Two of my children are adults now and self-sufficient, which has afforded me a little more time to raise their younger brothers with […]

Continue Reading The Greatest Gift – December 19, 2019

Do You Have 2020 Vision? – January 15, 2020

As we enter a new decade, we reflect on the impact our bucketfilling message has had on people of all ages around the world. It fills our buckets to hear the stories of the many ways their buckets are being filled. However, being a bucketfilling organization is more than just teaching and inspiring others to […]

Continue Reading Do You Have 2020 Vision? – January 15, 2020