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shot@life: my first #blogust

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As a Shot@Life Champion, I’m proud to contribute to Blogust ’14Shot@Life’s annual August campaign. For every comment, “like” and share on this post, Walgreens will donate one vaccine, up to 60,000, to a child in need around the world. So before you even read this, please click “like” to provide one vaccine! Then please leave a comment, share on Facebook, Twitter and Google+ and encourage everyone you know to do the same, in order to provide more vaccines. This is the easiest way to truly make a difference.

As moms, our lives are filled with so many firsts. Every new move our child makes is cause for celebration and a bittersweet sign that they’re growing up.

I remember the first time I read the list my mom had compiled in my baby book, documenting even my first lamb chop. I laughed but inside I felt so warm and secure that someone loved me enough to care about that. [Read more…]

blogger idol: blogging for good


These beautiful children are why I feel so passionate about my cause.

It’s Week 5 of Blogger Idol and, thanks to all of you, I’m still in the game! Last week, the vote was so close, I got in by 9 votes. So please vote for me again this week. Your vote is SO important.

This week’s assignment is my favorite so far, and the one that means the most to me personally. We had to write about a cause that’s important to us, as well as two blogs we find inspiring. I feel very passionate about the ones I featured, and I hope you’ll check them out.

Meanwhile, please please vote! Just click here, scroll down to the blue column with the list of contestants and click on Midlife at the Oasis. Make sure you get the confirmation pop-up that says Thanks for voting! You can only vote once per IP address but if you have more than one, I will love you forever 🙂