It's hard to believe that April is 1/2 over! I have been hopping around like a bunny these past few weeks getting a few exciting things in order, so I thought I would share them with you.
I belong to a group of Mompreneurs (Mom's who are also entrepreneurs) who collaborate on many projects/ideas. One blogger put out a call for an expert opinion on a few questions related to child development. The funny thing is, both questions were topics I was going to broach for this newsletter! I jumped on the opportunity as my thoughts were already percolating as to what I wanted to say. The woman who interviewed me wanted to know what I thought about giving children an allowance and letting them fail. Although the questions were't intended to be intertwined, my response was. If you get a chance, please take a look at the two articles and let me know what you do with your kiddo's?
The other activity that has kept me hopping this month was a big charity collaboration with Life and the City Realtors for The Red Door Shelter (picture above). We committed to raising enough funds to outfit 60 Easter Baskets for the kids and families in need at this local women's and homeless shelter. With the help of some amazing Mom business owners we put together a super fun fundraising event. It was the first real spring day this year (April 2nd) and we had over 100 people (including the Easter Bunny) come through the doors at Mathnasium in the Beach. Christy Watt a local Mortgage broker provided the face painter and Food Blogger Wife of a Grocer made the most spectacular treats. We had music, crafts, guess the number of eggs and pictures with the fluffy guy himself. It was a hit and we raised over $850 for our mission.
On April 12th we delivered all the Easter Basket "fix-in's" to the shelter so they could assemble the baskets appropriately. It was such an amazing group effort and we were very fortunate to be able to share it with our sons. I am not sure how much they took in, but I am certain these kind of experiences will have a lasting impact on the next generation of men. Thank-you to Miranda from Life and the City who is a true mastermind! I really enjoyed working on this project with you!