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Is this the “season of giving”? I hope not.

I’m not really sure where the idea came from that Christmas is the “season of giving.” I assume that started up by merchants and shops, who were hoping to sell more product. It bothers me, though. It bothers me that people would label any time of year as “the time to give.” I join with […]

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May 9, 2011

Thanks to those who donated to our town yearbook fundraiser!

Three years ago our local elementary school sold yearbooks for about $13. Very few kids bought one. The next year the school made CD’s which just wasn’t the same as a real (smell-the-pages) book. This year the school is selling yearbooks for just $3 each. Still…only a few children signed up to buy one. This […]

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January 11, 2011

Countering my post about Sucky People (here’s another side)

I recently wrote a post about just how sucky people can be. Kartik, my friend in India, asked if he could counter my post with two positive, uplifting stories. I agreed. Why not, right? There are always two sides to darn near every story 🙂 Even if both of Kartik’s stories DID fall on Christmas […]

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January 3, 2011

Today I realized my own strength…and just how sucky people can be.

This has been one heck of a week for our family. “That which doesn’t kill you makes you stronger” rings in my mind as I write this post. Between a snowfall of 16+ inches, power loss, no heat, no water, running low on food, cooking meals for a neighbor in need and more…this post finds […]

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December 16, 2010

The bags are filled and ready to go! (The 2010 “Mommy Perks Holiday Project”)

{Scroll down for the photos} Recently, I wrote a post called Sucky Cupcakes. Leah, my dear friend and client, jokingly wrote to me calling the kids in our town “Shara’s Kids.” She knows that I’ve taken them on as a heart project – so to say. We have a high low-income rate here and I […]

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Thank you Dole, for helping the kids in our town!

After realizing that some of the children in my town were going hungry, I brought up the idea of a Community Garden – to our town charity group (of which I am a member). They quickly agreed to help me figure everything out: location, planting, seeds, rock, concrete, watering and of course…access for the kids […]

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