Yes, I have a Black Friday Confessionand my confession is not that I have a Black Friday obsessionNor do I wait for Small Business Saturday to splurgeor Cyber Monday to grab all the amazing internet deals that emergeMy Black Friday Confession is that on Friday I stay homeIn fact I cannot remember the last time that on that Friday I did roamout to the stores to find some amazing dealsI found that family time at home had much more appealThis year I plan to keep this tradition that is now so special to mestaying at home with my precious familyI do plan, however to add a new spinand to do so with a big grin, grin, grinYou see after Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday are througha new dawn rises this year for me and for youto give in a new way and celebrate the spirit of the seasonthrough Giving Tuesday, and this is my reasonWhen Wild Thing got his birthday money this yearhis instinct was to give and to sharenot to buy a new toy or candy or train gearHe wanted to give his money to his favorite coffee cashierI believe he has learned, already at threethat giving feels better than receiving you seeHe enjoys her big grin and thank you sincereWhen he leaves a tip jar at our coffee shop so dearSo, I join Wild Thing and, hopefully, all of youin making sure that we support Giving Tuesday tooFeel free to battle the crowds so fierce on Friday for dealssupport local businesses on Saturday or click click click on Monday for stealsPlease also consider finding a charity or twosomething that has special meaning just for youand give what you can, perhaps in honor of othersI truly believe in the giving power of us as mothers.
Thanks for letting me indulge in a silly poem to invite you to consider budgeting your spending this week so that you can include participating this year in Giving Tuesday.
Please also understand that I know many people really enjoy finding deals and participating in the shopping fun on Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday. For Cyber Monday, consider shopping Etsy and other online sources that allow you to support small businesses and individual artists and artisans. I do hope, if you do prefer to shop this weekend, that you choose to support local businesses, including local thrift stores that often do so much for our communities. Also consider supporting other great mom/kids activities bloggers this weekend through the Learning Through Play eBook Bundle that gives you several eBooks all for $9.99 when purchased this weekend.
This year for Giving Tuesday, I will be supporting No Kid Hungry through my continued commitment to support their effort to end child hunger in the U.S., where in 1 in 5 (16 million) children struggle with hunger. For Hunger Action Month in September, I shared 10 easy ways families/kids could get engaged to fight hunger.
A simple way to start is to take the pledge at No Kid Hungry. I also invite you to follow Moms Fighting Hunger on Facebook to stay involved. Please, support whatever non-profits, causes and charities are dear to your heart this holiday season - Giving Tuesday is a great time to start. Also, spread the word through using #GivingTuesday on Twitter, Instagram, FB, etc.
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