Wendy’s Frosty Fun for Adoption

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 Not until Father's Day weekend did I learn about the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption.  As a family that has long wondered if the Lord was moving us in the direction of adoption, I could not help but say yes when The Motherhood asked if I would like to share this great program and a giveaway {keep reading} with my readers! The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption awards grants to public and private adoption agencies … [Read more...]

What Mothers Want for Their Children

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Disclosure – Giveaways donated to show appreciation and will be selected via random.org Motherhood is one of the greatest callings a woman can have. It's an honor, a privilege and a blessing to be called mom. Motherhood is by far the greatest gift I will ever know. It has changed me in every way imaginable; I became a protective mama bear over night and instantly knew that I would give my life to protect my child from … [Read more...]

Help Save A Life This Mother’s Day

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Many of you know how strongly I feel about providing immunizations to children in developing countries.  The cost of protecting a child in an underdeveloped country against the six deadliest, preventable diseases is less than $20, however extreme poverty means that, without massive vaccination programs, these immunizations are out of reach to the general population. Pneumonia, diarrhea, malaria and measles are the primary … [Read more...]

National Volunteer Week with Big Brothers Big Sisters

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Mentoring - it's something we seek from a very young age and on into adulthood.  My husband is a Gifted and Talented teacher in our local public school system; he daily comes home with stories of children in dire need of an adult relationship, a mentor, someone that can have a positive impact on their lives.  Many youth are hungry for  guidance, an adult to teach them important life lessons, support them and be a safe, … [Read more...]

Make a Wish – World Wish Day

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Wishes, we all had them. Children make wishes when blowing out birthday candles, when throwing a coin into a fountain or when the flower of childhood and play is found, a dandelion, to blow and wish on. As a child, I often wondered if wishes could come true, now I know that they do.Make-A-Wish ® has been making children's wishes come true for 30 years! Last year alone, Make-A-Wish granted nearly 14,000 life-changing … [Read more...]

What does it mean to be 2X stronger? – Giveaway #AngelSoft

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A favorite saying in our home... "When life gives you lemons, make lemonade". I have been blessed to grow up in a family of amazingly resilient, strong, Latina women.  My mother, grandmothers and my Tia's always know how to bounce back and end up  2X stronger on the other side of whatever challenge, illness or stumbling blocks come their way. Just weeks ago my mother ended up in the hospital after a routine … [Read more...]

28 Days of Impact – Giving Children a Healthy Chance #vaximpact

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Last year I had the privilege of taking a trip to Guatemala with Save the Children. We visited a temporary health care outpost in the Vipecbalam community in Nebaj. These health care outposts have been built in remote locations offering families health care and vaccinations from trained community health care workers. Unfortunately, there are not nearly enough of these clinics available in developing countries; too many … [Read more...]

Operation Christmas Child – It’s Not Too Late! #OCCGiving

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It's National Collection Week for Operation Christmas Child! As parents, we want to teach our children kindness, compassion, and generosity all year long. But especially during the holidays we want to do something special and give to those that might feel left out around this time of year. Last week  I shared a post about our OCC experience and how the boys have enjoyed putting together boxes for other little boys the … [Read more...]

Hurricane Sandy – Ways We Can Help

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The aftermath of Sandy along the Eastern Seaboard has left so many of us feeling helpless as we see the images of still flooded neighborhoods, flattened communities and desperation in the voices of people who have lost everything. For those of us in Louisiana, it is all too reminiscent of Hurricane Katrina. Almost 2000 people lost their lives during Katrina – solidifying the storm as one of the deadliest hurricanes in … [Read more...]

Operation Christmas Child – Gift of Giving #OCCGiving

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My first ministry is at home, this includes leading my children to the Lord, that they would love God, that they would be compassionate and caring to all people and emulate Jesus. If we are to emulate Jesus (John 13:15), then our actions and words should touch people as His did.This past January I shared on Homeschool Village the many ways we try to serve and give back as a family throughout the year. Now that the … [Read more...]