Champions for Kids Back to School Backpacks Program #SIMPLEGiving

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Disclosure: “I participated in this program on behalf of Champions for Kids and The Motherhood. All opinions are my own.” Champions for Kids Did you know that more than 16 million American children live in poverty. For many, buying the items they need to succeed in the classroom can be a challenge. That's why it is important for us to join together and help these children to get the supplies they need for the coming school year. The initiative is taking place in more than 3,000 … [Read more...]

Pay It Forward Help: Thanks to Haier #HaierAmbassador

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#spon: I'm required to disclose a relationship between our site and Haier. This could include Haier providing us w/content, product, access or other forms of payment. Pay It Forward to Help Others Recently, I was  offered the opportunity to become a Haier Ambassador. I took the position because the  Haier brand would allow me to review quality products that I could review and then donate to people in need. The first review that I was asked to participate in was an air conditioner. … [Read more...]

Giving Back Pack

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BLOGGER EVENT Dear Friends, This isn't just any event to me. It is the single most important event we do. The reason is simple we have the ability to make a real difference using the power of our influence. We have the power to inspire others to give by setting the example ourselves. I realize budgets are tight so we bust our bottoms every year to find a brand to sponsor our event to give backpacks to kids in need. The concept is simple our sponsor will provide you with $25. Then we … [Read more...]

Lost Wedding Ring

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Lost Wedding Ring .   It was a long time ago that my husband found a lost wedding ring. He picked it up when he was in his teens. I first noticed it around 15 years ago. I was looking through a bunch of stuff in my husband's room in college. He had a jar full of random items. I came across this ring. It was gold and it had an inscription inside. I asked where he had found it. He said the beach. He wanted to know if it was worth anything. I said, "yes, to the person who owns it." He had no … [Read more...]

Broken Heart

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If it often said that the heart is the muscle that can be hurt the deepest. It is also the most resilient. I find Facebook to be a place of both deep sadness and overwhelming happiness. I mean Facebook killed a friendship of mine.  You see one of the things bloggers do not talk about often is how we get our work done. Blogging is a very difficult job and you often feel as if you are on your own island. You believe you get it and the whole system changes overnight because of some update by … [Read more...]

Daily Quotes of Inspiration

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  Daily Quotes of Inspiration  This is the year that I decided I would own the fact that I inspire others. I know that is pretty brash to say you have the power to inspire. The truth is I have Klout. I used to be a teacher in the classroom but now I have expanded my reach. I using my gift to help my children grow, my marriage prosper, and my readers become the people they want to be. I am not about fluff in fact I have been told I am blunt. I guess some people like the wrapping paper but … [Read more...]

Donate Used Cars: Where to Donate My Car

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Donate Used Cars - Where to Donate My Car Donate Used Cars: Where to Donate My Car Do you have a used car that you don't need anymore? You may want to consider donating your used vehicle to charity. By donating you avoid the hassles associated with selling it, avoid the potential of repair costs, help a worthy cause and score a tax deduction at the same time. Donate car for tax credit - You can use the price the charity got for your car in a sale as the amount of your deduction, this is … [Read more...]

Small Things Make Big Difference

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Thought Provoking Thursday Do you believe that Small Things Make Big Difference? If you were given a chance to help someone else, how will you do it and who will you give it to? This is the challenge that Amee aka MadameDeals gave to us this week. This is called the Envelope Project! The goal is to take a moment to help someone else. Amee gave us each $10 to give it to someone and report back on what we did and how it made us feel. We want to show you how small things make big difference, … [Read more...]

Good Deed Quotes

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Good Deed Quotes I often think of  Good Deed Quotes and they remind me to pay it forward. I believe that with every action there is a reaction. If you do something from your heart. Then I truly believe other people will also do the same. I decided I would test my theory. I offered $1 to 10 people and asked them to do something kind for someone else. You can see what they did as part of my $100 story. It did however get me thinking if we are reminded to do good is that enough? If we read … [Read more...]

Stand up to Domestic Violence with the Allstate’s Foundation Purple Purse Campaign

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Stand up to Domestic Violence with the Allstate’s Foundation Purple Purse Campaign Disclosure: This post is part of a sponsored campaign with The Allstate Foundation and MomSelect. This is something that is near and dear to my heart, and all thoughts and opinions are my own. Did you know 74% of Americans personally know someone who is or has been abused? That number is something that needs to be changed and fast! October is National Domestic Violence Awareness month. Domestic Violence is a … [Read more...]