The Power of Clean Water Experiment and Giveaway

Power of Clean

Disclosure. I am participating in a paid campaign on behalf of P&G and The Motherhood to share information about the P&G Children’s Safe Drinking Water Program. One of my family bucket list ideas is to take our family on a mission trip to a developing country, there is nothing like experiencing what it's like to live in a developing country and see the needs first hand. Last year, P&G provided our family … [Read more...]

The Power of Clean program – clean water for families in need

Power of Clean

Disclosure. I am participating in a paid campaign on behalf of P&G and The Motherhood to share information about the P&G Children’s Safe Drinking Water Program. Do You Know the Power of Clean Water? There is nothing like water to quench thirst on a hot day or to warm you up on a cold day. My drink of choice is water, I get my full 8 glasses a day if not more.  Many of us don't even think about water, as … [Read more...]

Do all the good you can – Shot@Life #Blogust 2015

Shot@Life Blogust

Small things count, small things matter, the smallest of good deeds will never fall flat. I have taught this to my boys since before they could understand it. It's what my mother taught me, that we should do all the good that we can, no matter how small. The problems of the world are many and yet children hold this boundless courage and innocence that allows them to think they can change the world. One small gesture at a … [Read more...]

Make memories and make a difference – Summer of Good Challenge

Donate a Photo Summer of Good

Disclosure: This is a “sponsored post.” The company who sponsored it compensated me via a cash payment, gift, travel or giveaway. Opinions expressed herein are that of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of the sponsor. A few weeks ago, I shared how our family was going make this summer the summer of smiles for children in need of cleft lip or cleft palate surgery. I asked you all to join us, … [Read more...]

Operation Smile – Smile Event

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Disclosure: This is a “sponsored post.” The company who sponsored it compensated me via a cash payment, gift, travel or giveaway. Opinions expressed herein are that of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of the sponsor. There is great power in something as simple as a smile. Research shows that smiling is contagious, smiling has the power to set off a chain reaction of happiness.  Science has … [Read more...]

Health Goals for women and Children – #‎MDG456Live

UN Millennium Development Goals

For more than 125 years, Johnson & Johnson has advanced the health and well-being of women, children and families around the world. I'm excited to share that I have been chosen to be one of 13 Johnson & Johnson Social Influencers for Social Good. As a JnJ Social Good Influencer, I will share many of the things that I have been sharing for the past few years, topics surrounding maternal, neonatal & child … [Read more...]

The #Advantage of early learning – help children #FindtheWords

STCAdvantage

As the school year begins, too many children are already falling behind. I am 1 of 30 bloggers helping #FindtheWords with Save the Children to raise awareness of the need for early childhood education for all kids. I am participating in this social media campaign to highlight 30 words in 30 days -- to symbolize the 30 million fewer words that children from low-income homes hear by age 3. Save the Children provides kids … [Read more...]

What Mothers Want for Their Children

Find the Words

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...]