Friday, October 24

Don't be the 1 of 95

My Boys and I have been picking a charity or group just someone in need each month to help. We have picked a Domestic Violence Shelter near us that needs food donations.  Many women and children are left out looking for food when they decide to leave to keep their family safe from their abuser. It's hard to tell your children let alone yourself that you don't have anything for them to eat tonight.  This month has been a hard issue month because I know how hard it is to not eat for days. I lived on my own in High School even after I graduated I had a job the whole time just enough to pay bills and whatever I had left over my abuser took from me. It's something I don't talk about that much it's hard to explain the pain in the bottom of your stomach feels from not eating in days. When the pain would become too much for me I would go visit my grandparents. I never told just like I never told about the abuse that happen to me daily.
 
 
If you can donated to a food bank or a shelter keep these things in mind.
 

1. Spices.

Think about it. People who rely on the food bank eat a lot of canned food, rice, oatmeal, white bread, etc. They love spices. Seasoned salt, cayenne pepper, chili powder, cumin, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, oregano, basil and so on.

2. Feminine Products.

Can you imagine being worried about affording these? Pads, tampons, panty liners, etc. Recommended: Buy in bulk at Costco for donating.

3. Chocolate.

People don’t need it, but think about being in their shoes and how nice it would be to be given a chocolate bar or brownie mix along with your essentials.

4. Toiletries.

Grocery stores are great about donating surplus or unsold food, but they have no reason to donate toilet paper, tooth paste, soap, deodorant, shampoo, etc. Food stamps often don’t cover these.

5. Canned meats and jerky.

This isn’t true of all food banks, but some struggle to give users enough protein.

6. Crackers and tortillas.

They don’t spoil and everybody likes them.

7. Baby toiletries.

Diapers, baby wipes, baby formula, baby shampoo, baby soap, baby food, bottles, etc.

8. Soup packets.

Sometimes you look at rice, beans, instant potatoes, and cans of vegetable and think, “What do I make with this?” Hearty soup is a complete meal.

9. Socks.

From a former homeless person: “Socks mean the world to you. They keep you warm, make you feel like you have something new, and just comfort you.”

10. Canned fruit other than pineapple.

Food banks get a lot of pineapple donated. Their clients love it when other kinds of fruit are available.

                                                         Give back if you can!
 

Tuesday, October 21

Justin Step's Continue

My young pre teen I can't believe I said that is on a ten week journey to fitness. He is stepping it up from now till Christmas. He is taking one class a week of muscle conditioning with me at the gym. He did an amazing job his first class last week. He kept up with all of us. He made me a proud mommy. He made me push harder when those burpees came along.
 I guess I get mommy and me time back with a little kick. I can't wait till the end of ten weeks are up just to see how much we have improved in mind, body and spirit. I'm excited a little more than I'm when I workout with my hubby. He is a beast in the gym. He makes some funny faces. I'm not at that point yet but it's fun to watch him be extreme. I love as a family this is fun and not something we have to do. We are a non-stop family with a bright future ahead for all of us. Good things will come to those who make it happen. Make yours happen today don't wait!
 It's not a matter of if we will reach our goals it's when?
 
After our workout

Monday, October 20

I Matter

I Matter.


Domestic violence does not discriminate. It occurs in our neighborhoods and in our families. Anyone can be a victim, regardless of gender, race, age, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or economic status. Abusers control and terrorize our daughters, bosses, sisters, friends, and even our SONS – who are most often abused by their male partners and sometimes their female partners. Join the Empowered Women of Purpose at "I Matter," an event devoted to bringing awareness and healing to the domestic violence epidemic. There will be a candlelight vigil to bring people together to remember those who lost their lives, fought to save their lives and honor anyone who is affected by domestic violence.
http://www.nrcdv.org/dvam/node/305



Event date 
Wednesday, 29 October 2014 - 6:00pm
 
 
There are ton of events in your state Please click on the link above and help Stop Domestic Violence Remember it starts with you. Only you can stop the cycle from repeating in your household. You have options to leave now. Don't think you are stuck in world where no one cares. I care My name is Patricia I Matter You Matter I use to think it was my fault I couldn't of been more wrong. Real Men Don't Hit. It was his fault it was his actions that made me scared. I feared for my life and the life of my family. He was the cause of my pain not any more he doesn't matter. I have lived a violent free life for the last 11 years. Still going strong in my marriage. I 'm loved by a wonderful man who treats me like his Queen. I fear No More of coming home to yelling and making up lies to my co-workers about the night before. There is help if you are reading this there are people who will help you get away. A house can be replaced you and your children can not!
 
SAFETY ALERT: If you are in danger call 911. Or reach the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 or TTY 1-800-787-3224.
 
I Matter My Name is Patricia You Matter What's your name? It's time to leave!

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