Give the gift that keeps on giving – Be a BIG Brother or Big Sister!

Big Brothers Big sisters

This is part of a supported campaign with Latina Mom Bloggers and Big Brothers Big Sisters.  However, all opinions expressed are my own. Now that the holidays are upon us, the spirit of giving is all around us and infectious! Many are wondering how they can give back in 2014. I can think of no greater gift then to positively impact a child's or young person's life. Big Brothers Big Sisters is seeking volunteers and … [Read more...]

What Mothers Want for Their Children

Find the Words

Disclosure – Giveaways donated to show appreciation and will be selected via 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...]

#Blogust: The Gift Of The Written (or typed) Word


I am only one, but I am one.  I cannot do everything, but I can do something.  And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do.  ~Edward Everett Hale   This post is my contribution to  Shot @ Life's Blogust campaign, a first-of-its kind, 31-day relay for GOOD! 31 Bloggers have come together to raise awareness and funds to help save children's lives from preventable diseases such as diarrhea … [Read more...]

Children’s Literacy Twitter Party #BeBookSmart


As a homeschool mom, I have always said that my greatest accomplishment is by far teaching my boys how to read. We have been blessed to have books in every room of our home, our boys are book worms to say the least. There is nothing like a book to take one on an unexpected adventure, to learn a plethora of subjects, character and learn life lessons. The gift of reading is life long! Unfortunately, not all children in this … [Read more...]

Every Child Deserves a 5th Birthday –

The mothers and children I met on my trip to Guatemala with Save the Children.

Every Child deserves a 5th birthday!  That sounds so obvious, but every year 7.6 million children lose that chance. Right now, Save the Children is asking mothers around the world to raise their voices to help more children everywhere survive. Together we can insist that our children’s health and well being is more than a personal priority it should be a global priority. Death from preventable causes like pneumonia, … [Read more...]