Thursday, December 17
Friday, October 16
Tuesday, August 11
Thursday, January 29
Friday, December 19
It's that time of year to send our Troops some coffee. It's something small but makes the biggest splash for our men and women in uniform. I have slowly taken out coffee from my diet that doesn't stop me from buying it for family member's who drink more then they should.
$2 = 1 Cup of Joe
Friday, December 12
Monday, December 8
Sunday, December 7
Friday, November 28
Holidays are hard on a lot of families not being together money problems and just life gets in the way sometimes. Hubby and I purchased a Thanksgiving dinner for a family that needed a little help. They work but like a lot of families have a hard time deciding what bills to pay vs. food. We decided a longtime ago that if we had extra to give we would. We have kept that promise to ourselves to help. Opening our non-profit business is taking forever. In the meantime as a family we are helping all the time. We don't want anything in return for helping anyone that needs it. I love knowing that someone needed help and received it. It puts a smile on their face as well as ours. This Thanksgiving meant a lot to us. It never fails that our kids keep us laughing. When they were asked what they were thankful for Justin says "He is thankful it's not 1621!" They didn't have bathrooms then or toilet paper. I'm glad it's the simple things in life he appreciates. I'm thankful for spending time with my family and friends. We went to my Aunt's house bless her heart was in the hospital. She was able to come home later that night. The apartment complex she lives in puts on Thanksgiving in the courtyard. Everyone brings a dish mingles and eats delicious food. It's getting a little less weird having Thanksgiving outside as the years go by. The day was beautiful as well as all the new people I ran into. Life is a Journey you live in. Make the last month of 2014 count for something you can be proud of. My accomplishments this year may not be materialistic but they did change someone's life.
Friday, October 3
Monday, August 18
|First Day of School|
1. Make time for them
2. Read to them
3. Hug them
4. Talk to them
Trust me it Matters!!!
Saturday, February 8
AN ESTIMATED 6 PERCENT OF PEOPLE AGES 65 AND OLDER IN A GIVEN, OR APPROXIMATELY 2 MILLION INDIVIDUALS IN THIS AGE GROUP, HAVE A DIAGNOSE DEPRESSIVE ILLNESS
Monday, December 9
A Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without giving. The boys and I donated about six coats to the Salvation Army with a duffle bag of my hubby's clothes that he no longer wears of course. Sending in a Christmas gift today for a little boy who is the same age as my little one. Who may not get anything but what we bought him. Justin was so cute explaining to his brother what we were doing. Christopher kept asking why doesn't Santa just get him toys. Justin finally just told him he will. While looking at me and said "I hope he does." It's hard not being able to explain fully without destroying Christmas for my son. I have always told him that some people don't believe in Christmas that's why Santa doesn't come. I don't know what else to say. We give a lot around this time of year. I help out everywhere I can. Now, That my son is getting older he understands more of the meaning of Christmas not what he will get. He sent a gift in for someone in his school and one for a child overseas. We were on the way to his tap class when he asked if we could stop to give a homeless person his last ten dollars. I pulled off in the parking lot where the man was. Justin ran up to him as I was getting out of the car.
Justin "Maybe you can get something to eat. Merry Christmas try to be safe."
Yes, I'm a proud momma. A qick note please be careful if you take part in giving to a homeless person.
Tuesday, December 3
Here is a site that helps our Troops have a piece of home away from home. Order a cup or a bag for our Troops who are away. My son Justin has been doing this for a little over a year. He loves buying coffee because of the emails he gets back from our troops. He cuts the grass along with chores around the house for coffee money. Then with my help he orders coffee. He also has a love for coffee. I will take him to Starbucks for a decaf coffee or smoothie for our coffee Friday's. Its every Friday like clockwork we are at Starbucks after school. He is such a talented and caring giving kid that I've ever seen. I'm so proud to be his mother. Please help Justin show our appreciation for our troops and everything they do daily to ensure our safety and Freedom.
Friday, October 25
List of ways to help for domestic violence awareness month.
1. Host a clothing-swap fund-raiser, where you pass a hat to raise funds for domestic violence shelters. Identify a needy shelter in your area and register your swap (or find one near you) at swapforgood.org. San Francisco pals Brianna Cayo Cotter, 29, and Orli Cotel, 31, (pictured) launched Swap for Good in April with no money (friends helped design the site). Within months, the nonprofit had raised $2,800. Now the swaps are catching on nationwide.
2. Search using goodsearch.com. Type in "National Domestic Violence Hotline," then surf the Internet as you normally would. The site's browser is powered by Yahoo; every time you search, GoodSearch will donate about a cent to NDVH. With millions of us clicking, that's big money!
3.Shop on October 17 at Macy's or on macys.com. If you buy a "Shop for a Cause" ticket, your $5 will go to the Family Violence Prevention Fund RESPECT! campaign, and you'll save 10 to 20 percent on most purchases, plus 25 percent on one in-store item.
4. Join Liz Claiborne Inc.'s Love Is Not Abuse Coalition at loveisnotabuse.com, to help end teen dating abuse. As a member, you'll learn how to work with educators and legislators to get a dating-abuse education curriculum into schools.
5. Recycle old cell phones, laptops, and other electronics by sending them to Recycle for Domestic Violence (recyclefordomesticviolence.com), and they'll donate to the domestic violence charity of your choice.
6. Text HOTLINE to 85944 to instantly donate $5 to the National Domestic Violence Hotline, which connects those in crisis to local shelters and resources.
7. Donate your clunker car by visiting ncadv.org/takeaction/donateacar.php and all proceeds will benefit the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, which supports programs such as safe houses, educational initiatives, and policy development.
8. Accessorize with "Empowerment" tees and jewelry at avon.com. The proceeds will go to the Avon Foundation to end violence against women.
9. Tune in to talk radio on December 8, when hosts nationwide will talk to celebs, advocates, and survivors about how to end the cycle of abuse . It's all part of the seventh annual It's Time to Talk Day.
10. Reach out to a friend who you suspect might be in an abusive relationship. "Gently express your concern and ask questions about her situation, and listen without judgment," suggests Jane Randel, the director of the Love Is Not Abuse campaign. "If she shares evidence of abuse, emphasize that whenever she wants help, you'll be there." Encourage her to call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 800-799-SAFE.
A little help can go a long way. Don't forget to turn Facebook purple for the rest of October.
Sunday, September 15
Why we need to clean up the beaches near you. Besides being the right thing to do here are a few other reasons to help.
- injures swimmers and beachgoers;
- harms wildlife that eats it or get trapped in its mess;
- drives away tourists—and their wallets; and
- ensnares boat propellers, a costly navigation hazard.
International Coastal CleanupThis year's Cleanup will take place on September 21, 2013. Help be apart of the solution not the problem. I will be there with my family will you?
Saturday, September 7
Thursday, August 29
Community Food Drive
- Peanut butter
- Boxed cereals
- Canned meats (with pop-tops)
- Boxed macaroni and cheese
- Pork 'n Beans
- Canned soups
Here’s the best part: In addition to selling new titles, Better World Books supports book drives and collects used books and textbooks through a network of over 2,300 college campuses and partnerships with over 3,000 libraries nationwide.
That is GREAT!
Monday, August 26
Monday, July 22