Posts tagged "charity"

Holiday Giving

For years my family has pegged my husband as scrooge.  If asked what he wants for Christmas he says save your money and buy yourself something.  He is the same way at most any gift giving occasion.  He really isn’t a grinch, he simple values a dollar and values the dollars of others.  I enjoy... Read more »

Thanks and Giving: Too blessed to be stressed

Thanks and Giving: Too blessed to be stressed
The saying I am too blessed to be stressed always seemed one of those foreign thought processes to me.  YES I am blessed.  I am blessed with a husband who loves me, children to fill my home with noise, a solid foundation to fall back on, a family who loves me.  Ahhh but there was... Read more »

We are THE LUCKY CAST CLUB!

A HUGE Thank you to Chrissy Miller and Chicago based Little Windows with Love!  You captured the spirit and essence of our group.  What started with a dream has grown to a movement.  The names and faces of these children are forever in my heart and soul.  I am blessed to be a part of... Read more »
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Trick or Treat?

Trick or Treat?  A question posed in the innocents only children can bring on this O Hallows Eve.  Usually followed by a snickers bar and a polite thank you if we are lucky.  Little children dressed as ghosts and goblins, witches and pumpkins, dinosaurs and daisy’s with one thing on their mind…bag that candy!  For... Read more »

Memos from some mad mommas- Part 4

Memos from some mad mommas- Part 4
Memos from some mad mommas series has been extremely cleansing for so many families.  The question posed: What would you say to scoliosis if you had the chance?  The answers are true, authentic to each family and child.  These parents have been in this process at least a year and for many, longer.  They are... Read more »

Memos from some Mad Mommas Part 3-The Silver Lining

Memos from some Mad Mommas Part 3-The Silver Lining
Of course my friend Sarah had to throw me for a loop with this one.  She wanted me to embed a  video to run while you are reading her letter.  Overachiever!  I am not that fancy Sarah!  She is one of my silver lining friends.  Dear Heaven I love her silver lining.  Don’t let her pollyanna... Read more »
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Remembery Day...

Today I was given a gift from a group of exceptionally gifted friends, the junior fundraisers in training as my twisted sister, Kelly Johnson, has now coined them.  I spent the past two days with my friend at Holy Rosary Totten Hall pre-school in Evansville,IN kicking off their St. Jude’s Trike-A-Thon.  To date the Holy... Read more »

I'll get by with a little help from my friends

I'll get by with a little help from my friends
  Monday brought the end to Magic week and the beginning of our next 12 weeks in cast world.  We woke at a not so nice 4:30 a.m. in our home away from home, The Carleton of Oak Park.  I started my morning with a text from fellow Lucky Cast Club mom, Sarah from Manhatten,IL. ... Read more »

He just can't wait to be king!

He just can't wait to be king!
My tiny Iron Will sits in our bed watching Backyardigans.  His tiny legs are twisted into a pretzel and pulled up to his shoulders.  He is bendy and oh so beautiful.  A few hours later I find him on top of the dining room table eye balling the chandelier that hangs over my table.  “No... Read more »
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The Mental Roller Coaster...Ah you got us on this one Scoliosis

Guest Contributor: Chrissy Miller Remember when you were a kid and you couldn’t wait for Christmas morning to open that very present you’d been hoping and asking for since summer?  You included it in your” Dear Santa” letter, left hints to Mom and Dad about it and urged every relative you knew who would listen,... Read more »