Oh man, I just wrote a blog post on mymommystyle.com, my other blog – and it felt weird. I felt like I was cheating on Pink Moss, because it was about my family and I don’t really normally do that there – that’s what Pink Moss is for! Do any of you read mymommystyle or are the 100,000 readers a month over there, a totally different crowd? Just curious.
HERE is the link if you want to read it. It felt very Pink Moss to me.
Anyway, lots is going on as usual. I have filled my time with gala planning, mostly. My big shindig will be on March 1st, inside of the Thanksgiving Point children’s museum! People! It will be amazing! I have lots of awesome people coming that are so excited to come together and give back to the community. Thanksgiving Point has been so accommodating and wonderful to work with. The children’s museum wasn’t even made for events AND it’s not even open yet to the public, but they are doing everything in their power to let us party it up there!
Women in Philanthropy and United Way of Utah County are working SO hard to get this event ready, and bring funds into their organization, to then send out into the community in a big way. I am on the board of United Way, and I see where all of the money goes, and believe me – they are VERY frugal – and effective with the funds that they are given stewardship over.
Have you heard of the South Franklin Center for families in Provo? It is AMAZING! I was so excited when I pulled up to the building for the first time, and realizing that it was in the first neighborhood I lived in, by the train tracks. It is called “The Boulders” and guess what, I was a resident. Have you heard of the Family Support and Treatment Center? It is another facility that is supported by United Way. It brings families together, in in situations where they struggle. Have you heard of Help me Grow? If you have ever read Pink Moss, you have. Guess WHAT? The 211 phone line is being supported by other agencies in Utah and it’s up for some big money with the state of Utah right now so it never goes away – and families can always call to be referred to help! This is HuGe! And guess what else? Have you ever heard of Welcome Baby? It’s this fantastic opportunity for mothers to volunteer to visit other moms when they have a baby. You don’t have to be a pro, but you do have to care and want to give support where another mom might need it. We then use that contact to funnel them into resources, so the child grows up being supported. And guess what? I am going to Florida in April, for the national Help Me Grow conference, and presenting as a parent leader! Isn’t that the best kind of leader in a child’s life? Isn’t this is who is actually with the child and REALLY wants the best for their kiddo anyway? And guess what else? (and then I swear I’ll stop this horribly long run on sentence!) I am possible going to Hawaii in April as well, to do a training for parent leaders, so I can train other parents when I get home! It’s the only way to really spread the work along.
Okay, I need to bed, but as you can see – it’s been crazy all up in my head -. OH and I’m making a commercial for 211 and hopefully you will see it on TV!!!! Okay, my a.d.d. brain needs a rest. Goodnight.
This picture has nothing to do with anything, other than I just plain love it. cute cute brighton!