Thursday, April 17, 2014

Spring Showers Giveaway

Hosted by:
A Lucky Ladybug
and 
Make Our Own Network
Prize: Micro-Sprinkler Landscape & Shrub Kit with 5 Green Stake Assemblies covering up to 250 sq. ft. (Each kit sold individually.) MADE IN USA

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

A is for Action

It's Day One of the 2014 A to Z Blogging Challenge and I'm so excited to be participating again this year! Look for a new post every day in April except Sundays. Click on the A to Z Challenge button in the right sidebar to see a list of all participating blogs and see what others are writing for the challenge. 



A is for Action...

I believe it's very important to take action when we perceive a problem. Too many folks think one person can't change anything, but if every one of those people acted instead of just thinking about the problem, that would act up to big changes! And often the actions of one person can create more impact than you'd think. 

My daughter and I discovered a few years ago that the Humane Society in my hometown was often over capacity, which leads to animals being euthanized. The county has no pound, so all of the animals that Animal Control picks up are dropped off at the Humane Society. All of the animals that people find lost or abandoned are dropped off there as well. They also accept owner surrendered pets. Overwhelmed by the sheer number of dogs coming in, they developed a network of fosters to take animals until they can be placed with a rescue group or adopted and save them from being put to sleep. We knew we wanted to help.

We've fostered many dogs in the last few years and all of them have had happy endings except one puppy who came into the shelter with a deadly illness and didn't make it. We've had short-term fosters who have already been claimed by rescue groups but haven't transported yet, and we've had longer term fosters who needed a little socialization and extra help to make them more adoptable. It's so gratifying to see a puppy come running, tail wagging, when you call her...the same puppy that was so afraid of people at first that she didn't want to come out of her crate or be touched. That terrified puppy didn't have much chance of getting adopted, but the new cheerful version does!

Currently, we are fostering two dogs, Holly and Percy. To see more info about them, other pets in need, or the foster group that I work with visit www.helpdarlingtonpets.com or darlingtonhumane.org

What actions have you taken to support a cause about which you feel strongly? Comment below to share your story.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Welcome to the Guylian Belgian Chocolate Giveaway

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1 winner will receive a great prize pack!

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Prize will include: One – 22 piece marbled chocolate seashell truffles One – 22 piece extra dark chocolate seashell truffles Two - 6 piece chocolate seashells truffles Four - 2 piece marbled chocolate seahorse truffles One - No Sugar Added Milk Chocolate Bar One - No Sugar Added 54% Dark Chocolate Bar
  a Rafflecopter giveaway

Disclosure: life with my two kids, Mama Making Changes, or other blogs associated in this contest are not responsible for prize. If you have any questions about this giveaway please send an email to lifewithmytwokids@atlanticbb.net. All entries are optional, if you do any of the tasks you can collect the entries, even if you do one entry you can get the extra 1 entries but if the winner tasks is a tasks you did not complete, a second winner will be chosen. If the winner tasks is the one you did you will be the winner.    

Monday, March 24, 2014

Free Blogger Opp

**5 Winners**
Prize:
Mister Landscaper Micro-Sprinkler Landscape and Shrub Kit
Total ARV $160
Hosted by:
A Lucky Ladybug
and 
Make Our Own Network
Sign-ups close 4/14

M.O.O.N. has now added several perks/discounts for frequent participation in our events but you must be a member of our Facebook group to be eligible.  Please visit the M.O.O.N. group if you are a blogger and would like more information regarding these perks and other group events.

Be sure to say Mama Making Changes sent you!
**The blogger with the most referrals will receive the additional links at no cost
Click HERE to sign up and for more html info.

**If you are a company and would like to see your brand advertised in a M.O.O.N. event similar to this or a Blogger interested in working with M.O.O.N. please contact MakeOurOwnNetwork@gmail.com

Friday, March 21, 2014

Blogger Opp

Sponsors:
Garden of Urban
Mister Landscaper
Global Gardening Friends
Zero Soil Garden
Xlear
More to be announced...
ARV $TBA
Hosted by:
A Lucky Ladybug
and 
Make Our Own Network
Sign-ups close 4/18
**The blogger with the most referrals will receive the additional links at no cost
Click HERE to sign up and for more html info.
M.O.O.N. has now added several perks/discounts for frequent participation in our events but you must be a member of our Facebook group to be eligible.  Please visit the M.O.O.N. group if you are a blogger and would like more information regarding these perks and other group events.

**If you are a company and would like to see your brand advertised in a M.O.O.N. event similar to this or a Blogger interested in working with M.O.O.N. please contact MakeOurOwnNetwork@gmail.com

Thursday, March 20, 2014

CALIFORNIA TO VOTE ON GMO LABELING

Posted at the request of Moms Across America. This post is copied from their email and Mama Making Changes does not claim authorship. 


Dear Friends,
Our entire movement needs your help!
The Dali Lama said "Western Women will change the world."
That is us and the time is now. And men, we cannot do this without your support!

California is the 7th largest economy in the world.
WHEN California passes GMO labeling it will be a HUGE win for our entire movement!

Don't live in California?
WE NEED EVERYONE to help!
If you do not live in CA you can send this to all your friends and family in CA, post on FB for CA friends.
You can also email national organizations or groups like Autism support groups, cancer groups etc and ask them to endorse
Californians for GE Labeling at http://www.caforgefoodlabeling.org/endorsement_main_page

Californians, can you go to this link, http://www.caforgefoodlabeling.org/take_action

Click on "Find Your Rep" and CALL them today?
Regarding GMO food labeling, ask them to :

1. Co Author
2. Endorse it
3. Vote for it

The Hearing for the vote on this bill in the committee is March 26th.
Deadline to contact your legislator for endorsements is March 27th.

If there are ANY Moms who can be at the Capitol hearing on Wednesday, the coalition is ASKING FOR MOMS to be present.
If we could have hundreds of Moms there, it would pass! 1400 Tenth St., Sacramento, CA, 95814
Rally North Capitol Steps (L St & 11th St) 11:30 - 1:00 pm - just before Hearing. 
*HEARING –  1:30 pm - 4:30 pm   HEALTH COMMITTEE HEARING ROOM 4203



Here is an example for an email to your rep:
Dear Diane,
Thank you for all you do!!
I am writing to you to ask you to PLEASE co author, endorse and vote for the CA GE food labeling bill SB1381 which is going into going to be heard in the health committee at the Capitol next Wed, March 26, 2014.
Moms Across America ask for immediate GMO labeling so we can best care for our families. There is growing evidence of harm to our children's health when they ingest GMOs and we see our kids get better from allergies, autism, asthma and auto immune issues when they do avoid GMOs in their diet.
Will you co author and support this bill?
Signed, 
Your Name
Moms Across America

Calling and meeting is person is the MOST effective. Please call and meet with your rep as soon as possible.
Their tel. number is on their page when you click on "Find Your Rep" at  http://www.caforgefoodlabeling.org/take_action


Thank you for taking action today! This is so important!
We need EVERY person reading this to please take action and share!!!

Moms Across America

P.S. We want to support all states with hearings and legislative votes, please send us the links to your sites and your deadlines and we moms will help! Together we can move mountains!!!


Moms Across America
http://www.momsacrossamerica.com/