I am absolutely floored by the outpouring of money for this family that our preschool adopted. There are a lot of blogs and businesses to give props to and also a lot of you who don’t have anything to promote but wanted to help. So far, I’ve collected over $1500 and a gently used car seat. A local friend of mine is buying the dad his boots (thanks Julie) and a good friend of mine who has this kick ass store called Witchy Poo Bath is pampering the mom with some lotions and potions.
I know that we can’t help everyone. I get that. I know that there will always be more people with more problems, but this particular family (you know, twins girls, jeesus, disabilities) I don’t have to tell you, it hurts my heart. I honestly can’t get over how you have all come out of the woodwork to help. The director of my preschool asked if we could use some of the money to buy another family our school is sponsoring through the Regional Center a therapy walker for a fourteen-year-old girl. I said “WHAT? Oh hell no.” And then I called her a bitch and pulled my children out of Sage preschool that very minute. OR I said “I think that’s a lovely idea.”
This family is not going to know what hit them. So thank you thank you and more thanks and you can keep sending me money until next Tuesday night. Wednesday I am buying the gift cards etc. Here are more generous people and next week starting on Monday, I will showcase ten people a day who donated. So donate. Think of all the hits!
Tracy at www.sellabitmum.com Okay, seriously? That is a cute blog title. And I do think it’s all about the title. The blog is great too because Tracy’s a Brit. At least I’m pretty sure because she uses phrases like “have a chat” which I LOVE and it always makes me which I was British and would just sound like an idiot saying things like that. Plus, she just threw a b-day party for her daughter and let the kids stay for 4 hours which is nothing but brave.
Michelle at The Burgh Baby Great website! I think it’s already very popular because she raised like 8000 bucks for a toy drive on her site and wanted to pay it forward. I love do-gooders. The pic on the site of the pile of toys was downright inspirational!
Lynn at www.allfookedup.com gave a sizable donation and is funny as hell. Her blog disclaimer is “This blog is not for the light-hearted or easily offended. If either one of those descriptions applies to you, I would suggest you start drinking before you read this blog. A sense of humor is suggested. If you don’t have one that sucks for you … find one and get a life!” Okay, you were warned!
Next up is “Velma” at A Smeddling Kiss I checked out her blog and really liked it. She has two kids who are dealing with challenges and writes about it all with grace and humor. Smart blog, smart author, well worth your time.
A special shout out to Dysfunctional Supermom Dot Com who blogged about my blog to help me raise money and donated to my cause even though she and her husband who she calls “The Saint” are “broke ass.” You can see why I’d love her! Funny funny and more funny.
The Children’s Carousel is worth clicking over because of the donor who is pimping her out. Here’s what she told me: “This is a small business run by a woman who is in her 50’s. Her name is Kathryn and she is an amazing woman. She runs the shop all by herself with one really unpredictable part-timer that she can’t even afford. The Children’s Carousel is a great little shop that re-sells everything maternity-, baby-, & child-related and also sells boutique items for moms who sew cute little dresses or make crafts to sell. Kathryn has had custody of her six grandchildren for 2 years now. The kids are ages 4-12. She has a heart of gold. She just sold her minivan to pay this month’s rent on the store. She needs SALES badly.” So yeah, go over there now!
Next up is Kelly Bennett Photography. I’m a sucker for gorgeous photos especially black and white. This is no ordinary site by any ordinary photography. These shots are stunning! The colors (and shades of black and white), the artistry and the feeling are just amazing. Plus, I’m really into the song she has playing on the homepage. I really want to download it. WHAT IS IT?
I have long been a follower of Melissa from Issa’s Crazy World on twitter for a long time so I was pleasantly surprised that the blog rocks too. She’s a riot (I know, who says riot anymore? Unless they’re referring to Rodney King in which case, let it go already) and has pictures of her Christmas tree up on her blog already. You probably don’t have a tree yet. Okay, you probably do. I don’t.
Tanis at Attack of the Redneck Mommy is gorgeous, funny, talented and as generous as the Tennessee summer is long. She has a trillion blog followers and she donates all her blog’s proceeds to charity in honor of her son who passed away. She knows her way around a kid with a disability, always fights for the underdog and she’s HUGE in Canada. Could there be more reasons to love her?
Backpacking Dad. He’s got a kid (2), he’s got a backpack and his kids ride around in it. Sounds simple but he’s a complicated dude. I LOVE me some backpacking dad. Shawn has been a friend now for a few years and when I quit boozing he was incredibly supportive. He’s cool like that. He also had a lot of twitter followers so it would be good to get in with him.
I will have more for you tomorrow. Please donate if you want to be included in them!