Review – Big-Hearted Families Membership Circle

Share on FacebookShare on Google+Tweet about this on TwitterPin on PinterestEmail this to someone

Last year, during our We Can Give Back month push, I joined Doing Good Together‘s Big-Hearted Families Membership Circle. It seemed like a good way to keep kindness issues on my family’s priority list.

Big-Hearted Families Membership Circle

Image courtesy of Doing Good Together.

The $24.99 membership fees included a free e-book, exclusive member downloads, weekly tips and reminders, personal training and the Do Good Dozen Challenge. The challenge is to complete 12 acts of kindness in 12 months. These can range from something as active as visiting the elderly or cooking for a neighbor to reading a book about kindness. If you reach your 12, you earn a book.

What Didn’t Work For Me With the Big-Hearted Families Membership Circle
Although, I’m certain we could have reached the Do Good Dozen with books alone — since I ordered most of DGT’ recommended books from the library — I think I only recorded three acts on our list. The challenge just wasn’t for me at this point in my life. The weekly reminders turned into another source of stress — something else I was neglecting.
I also didn’t take advantage of the downloads very often. I simply don’t need more paper in my life right now. It seems to be spilling out of every corner of my house. At another time in my life, my list-making, printer-happy self would have really loved both of these features.
What Worked For Me With the Big-Hearted Families Membership Circle
However, I found the membership price worth it for three reasons: 1) The membership fee is really just a way to support a good cause. The money goes into running Doing Good Together, an organization I believe in; 2) I appreciated the book recommendations and added them to my library list every week. My kids have enjoyed some really good books about really big subjects over the last year; and finally, 3) I LOVED the membership community on Facebook. This is a private Facebook group of like-minded parents who can share information and give feedback on ideas. This was the single-most useful part for me and more importantly, it guaranteed something positive in my feed every day. I looked forward to reading shared articles during my commute each day.
Despite the fact that the Membership Circle’s most popular features weren’t for me, I plan to renew my membership and would recommend it to other families seeking a way to introduce kindness into their daily lives.

I purchased my own membership and received no compensation or request for this review. All opinions are my own.

Share on FacebookShare on Google+Tweet about this on TwitterPin on PinterestEmail this to someone

About the author

Joy Peters

Joy Peters - co-creator and writer for

Besides Family Fun Twin Cities, I spend my 9 to 5 at a day job pursuing my weird passion for calendars and organizing things as a legal secretary. When I get home I spend my time with my four kids, 10, 6, 4 and 1. My amazing husband is both a full-time musician and full-time stay-at-home dad. Together we run a small radio empire — SiaNet Radio — playing, promoting and enjoying the wide variety of local music and art in the Twin Cities. I juggle all this while writing about exploring the Twin Cities with kids. I couldn’t be happier.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

© 2016 Family Fun Twin Cities LLC. All Rights Reserved. 1786 Carroll Ave, Saint Paul, MN, 55104, USA

Read previous post:
November Weekend Family Fun: All About the Arts

November Weekend Family Fun! Need some inspiration for the weekend ahead? We're highlighting some of the Twin Cities' best bets...