Wednesday, December 3, 2008

A First For Me: Actual, Credible, Useful Information

There seems to be a clear consensus here in Blogtopia that Christmastime has veered way off track. It's been fun and inspiring to get new ideas and share thoughts on how to work our way back to the real meaning of the holiday. Many of us have decided to let our giving outweigh our getting, and I think that is a huge step in the right direction.

So, here's a link to some useful information when trying to decide which cause should get your attention and dollars.

Short on time? Don't want to wade through pages and pages of ratings? Well, The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation consistently gets the highest rating AND I know thousands of kids are waiting on a cure. One, in particular, means a whole heck of a lot to me. Even when he's grounded...

And, as always, thank you to Angie, our fearless leader.


22 comments:

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

good information!
(sorry he's grounded! - great photo though)

ps - yes, they were baby uggs!)

Renée aka Mekhismom said...

I love the photo! The crown is a keeper.

Denise said...

Gotta love that they are never too old for the BK crown. And thanks for the links...we all need some good ideas this time of year.

Eudea-Mamia said...

Great link!!

I'm not tooting my horn, really, but wanting you to know I'm behind you 100% - the local CFF chapter does a Lemonade Pals about once a month. The final tally will be donated in March (for more info if anyone is in North Texas area - www.cfwineopener.org).

So far, Oldest and I have stopped every time we see them out.

He's developed quite a passion for lemonade.

Hugs, Em

Harlene said...

I had given some thought to a different cause, but thank you for "leading me" and my family in the right direction.

Our efforts will be donated on behalf of "the one who must be freed!"

Beadiful Things said...

There's an excellent idea. :-)

angie said...

I didn't know that he had CF. I didn't want to ask and be too forward and nosey. (Like I'm being now.)

When my #3 was born we lived in MA and they do a new born screening for CF. He was flagged and had the sweat test. It turns out that he is just a carrier (I am too), but I sure learned a lot during that time.

Kelli @ Gohn Crazy said...

Grounded. Ah I think I'm glad mine are still little. ;) Great info!

Brenda Jean said...

Great links-- and good spin on it too-- grounded BAHAHAHA. All of us are going Awwwww...at the pic but I'll bet he's saying "Mom, I cannot believe you put that picture on your blog!".

CaJoh said...

Ahh to be in the presence of royalty… guess that makes him "king for the day".

Denise said...

Hey Now! Why cant you and I get the same bling from Santa?!?!?

mommaof4wife2r said...

love it...i was just thinking of posting links to places donating funds to adoption and foster causes for peeps...good work here. and cf is a great foundation!

Michelle said...

Thanks for the suggestion. :) He is a very handsome young man.

Rachel said...

great message. let's all work on giving this Christmas!

Vodka Mom said...

grounded? Oh, yeah. YOU GO!

Love the photo!!!

Shala said...

Thanks for the info! Love the picture.

TMI Tara said...

I totally want to help out the CF Foundation. I have a donationz area on my kidz site - I'll add them to it! xo

Jenni Jiggety said...

Love the BK crown!

Straight to Your Hart said...

Royalty I tell ya...does that get him out of being grounded??

Thanks for the information!!Someday there will be cures for so many...that is my wish. Hugs!

The Mommy said...

Aww Deb! I love your serious moments. :) The first blog I ever read of yours was your post about your precious son, a few months back. I hadn't known until now what exactly it was that he had. One of my distant relatives has that as well. He's in college now. I think CF is a wonderful foundation and it's awesome of you to post such a wonderful blog about it! ~Hugs~

PS: I got the button thing figured out, did you see it?! lol

Wendyburd1 said...

Awww you are such a good Mom Deb!!

dana wyzard said...

Grounded? You grounded HIM? You BEAST!! How will he be able to get out and about and meet the girl of his dreams and get married and.......uh.......and make sure he STAYS grounded!!!