Saturday, November 9, 2013

13-Year-Old Launches $1Mil Campaign to Save Children's Sight

                            Please read this young teen's amazing story 
Did you know that an estimated 19 million children worldwide are visually impaired, and of those affected, 12 million have conditions that could easily be diagnosed and corrected?

Lillian Pravda, an inspirational young lady born with a cataract who received sight-saving surgeries at only 9-weeks-old, founded Vision For and From Children at the age of eight. The organization raises money to provide children without access to eye care, surgery and vision services. After years of building awareness, the organization has raised nearly $100K and helped more than 24,000 children.

The now 13-year-old, award-winning philanthropist is taking her mission global with the launch of the "One Million $1 Bills" campaign which will provide the gift of sight to children through vision-related surgery, outreach and services. Funds raised from the campaign will also help build state-of-the-art ophthalmology centers in regions in the U.S. and beyond that currently do not have proper eye treatment available.

This is a link to Lillian's story- Vision For and From Children

Friday, November 8, 2013


                                             Our Halloween was a fun night!
                                                             My beautiful daughter
                                                Friend, Joe, Alyssa, Ryan and friend
                                                                 Alyssa and Hailey
                                                    Two of my kids with there cousins
                            Just some of the candy they got

Green Giant "Raise a Giant" and Giveaway

Green Giant knows it takes a lot more to raise a healthy child then just getting them to eat their vegetables. Kids these days live in a world that is bigger and scarier than the world we grew up in, and they need help and encouragement to navigate that world with confidence and pride.

Unfortunately one of the hardest things kids have to deal with is bullying. When a child is bullied by a peer it can turn his or her life into a daily gauntlet of fear and anxiety.

What Does it Mean To Be A Giant?
~~Being a giant isn't about being the biggest or the best. Being a giant means standing up for others. It means lending a hand to those who are in trouble and speaking up for those who sometimes find it hard to speak up for themselves.
~~Studies show that an effective way to stop bullying is for kids to simply speak up and say, “That’s not okay” when they see bullying happening.
~~But asking kids to have the courage to stand up to bullying is a tall order and that’s why they need our help.

How Do You Raise A Giant?
~~We’re asking parents to write a letter to their kids telling them how special they are and encouraging them to be part of the bullying prevention solution by being a giant.
~~To get started parents can visit and read the letters others have written.

With your encouragement we can help all of our kids create a safer, happier world.
Green Giant is Proud To Partner With: 
PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center
- Green Giant is partnering with PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center to develop The We Will Generation, an in-school student-to-student curriculum helping students understand how they can handle bullying.
- This partnership enables us to help those impacted directly by bullying – students.
We Day Minnesota
- Green Giant is one of the title sponsors for We Day Minnesota – a stadium sized event to celebrate students who are making an impact either locally or globally.
- By sponsoring We Day, Green Giant is able to provide tips on how to handle bullying with those impacted most – students.
* General Mills is also offering a $25 Gift Card to give to one of my readers
All you have to do is tell me a time when you were bullied or knew of someone that was and make sure you follow me via GFC. Please leave your email address as well.
The winner will be picked on 11/11/13 and will then have 24hrs to send me there mailing info.

 **General Mills made a $25 donation in the name of Our Happy Little Family to the Pacer’s Center for Bully Prevention
“Disclosure: The information and prize pack have been provided by Green Giant® through MyBlogSpark.”
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Winner has been chosen, thank you for all your entry's!

Friday, November 1, 2013

Help the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles join the National Toy Hall of Fame

Help the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles join
the National Toy Hall of Fame

Great news coming from our favorite green heroes in a half shell... The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are one of twelve toy nominees in contention for induction into the National Toy Hall of Fame 2013! 
  • The National Toy Hall of Fame was established in 1998, and recognizes toys that have inspired creative play and enjoyed popularity over a sustained period.
  • Each year, the prestigious hall inducts new honorees and showcases both new and historic versions of classic toys beloved by generations.
  • The iconic toys are celebrated in The National Toy Hall of Fame gallery located at The Strong's National Museum of Play in Rochester, New York.
  • This year's winners will be announced on Thursday, November 7th.
                  Vote for the iconic Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!
Considered one of the most popular kids' entertainment brands of the 1980s, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have become
an enduring global phenomenon. The Turtles made a totally epic return in September 2012 with the launch of a CG-animated television show on Nickelodeon and an all-new toy line inspired by the show from Playmates Toys, the driving force behind the global toy sensation for decades. Within just one year of its return, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles has once again become the number one action figure line in the toy industry!
Below, you will find a link to cast your vote and feel free to share this awesome news with all the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles fans out there!