A Day Made Better

Moving to a new city is never easy and it has been a big adjustment for me. I feel like I am finally fitting in though and starting to make some new friends. I stepped up in the beginning of the year to become the president of Mom It Forward Colorado which is an initiative very close to my heart. It is all about MOM as a verb and strengthening mom to enable her to move forward and strengthen her community and the world~changing the world one mom at a time! Through Mom It Forward I am meeting an amazing group of women!

Last Thursday Mom It Forward Colorado teamed up with the also ever amazing Mile High Mamas to throw our second event here! We choose to support A Day Made Better with Office Max which is a campaign to end teacher funded classrooms. A cause very close to my heart! Office Max did some research and found that teachers spend roughly $1200 a year of their own money in their classroom. Honestly, I think that is a pretty low number they found. I can guarantee I spent more and it is just WRONG. Teachers barely make enough to survive but to then turn around and spend what little they have in their classrooms is just tragic. That is why I love, love, love being a Max Mom and getting to help some local Denver teachers through A Day Made Better. At the party we asked our guests to nominate a deserving teacher and to bring some school supplies for our gigantor box (see me in it in the story). Amber or Mile High Mamas and I will be delivering that box to one of those teachers with $1000 gift card for school supplies soon.

But it doesn’t stop there, I will also be taking nominations on my blog starting Sept. 20th for more deserving teachers so watch this space for more info!

I had an amazing time and need to thank our sponsors! The Warwick Denver could not have been more gracious in providing us with the space, food and drink and not to mention this amazing man Saman who made sure we were well pampered through the night! Litzy PR sent us the most amazing toy baskets to raffle off from Nerf, Shred Sled, Strawberry Shortcake and more. Start Poken got 4 more of us connected with the ever cool Poken. Hostess sent us YUMMY cupcakes and some very sought after twinkie recipe books. Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey’s Zing Zang Zoom gave us a family four pack of tickets and the sweetest girl I got the pleasure of meeting, Lori at Guessing All The Way also sponsored 4 tickets. Wet Ones rounded out the swag with a way for us to clean up!

Some of the more than 60 powerful social media moms in Colorado are also blogging about the event so head over and check them out too!

Crunchy Domestic Goddess-

Mama Bird

and of course, Mile High Mamas

If you blog about the event, leave me the link in the comments!

Thanks to all for A Day Made Better and for making me feel more at home in Colorado!

Come Party With Me Tonight!

Are you ready to support the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women Campaign at our Twitter Party Tonight?

I have been a big supporter of the American Heart Association for years now given that both my parents and inlaws have heart issues. I am able to help the AHA out tonight using my ‘influence’ (whatever that may be) on twitter to hold a twitter party in support of the Go Red For Women Campaign. We are working with Campbell’s, Egglands Best, Kerasote and a bunch of other great companies to help spread the word! So, if you have ever wondered what this twitter thing is all about or you want to win some great prizes from me tonight. Go check out how the twitter party works and hang out virtually with me tonight!

Please Go Vote!

The kid staff on BeTweenTalk are once again giving up their holiday money in order to support their favorite charity! There is a poll that you can vote in to decide which charity will get the donation(s). Of course, we would LOVE for you to go support Carter’s Bear Club. It is quick and painless and very appreciated!

Vote for Carter’s Bear Club on BeTweenTalk!