Lucy turns five and the country mice visit the city {Want, Need, Wear, Read}

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Sunday was a pretty exciting day at our house.  While I was celebrating being a mother, our family was also celebrating one of the very special people in our house because it was Lucy”s fifth birthday!

Lucy is one of my quieter children (though she has her moments of zaniness and wild behavior) and birthday parties aren”t really her thing.  Her introverted mother can certainly relate to that.

After some discussion, Lucy and I decided that we”d most like to spend our day swimming and being pampered and visiting one of her favorite places – the “big city.”

Yes, there”s a bit of irony in the country family “escaping” to the city.  It was very city mouse/country mouse of us, don”t you think?

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Helping mothers and babies through the Child Survival Program in Ethiopia (phase 2)

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Did you see the announcement Tsh made last week  on Simple Mom? SLM is once again partnering with Compassion to sponsor a Child Survival Program in Ethiopia and we’re raising funds for phase two.

Friends, there are many reasons that I love being a writer and the opportunity to participate in things like this is one of them. I was SO proud to be a part of the fund raising for phase one of our CSP and it was a neat experience as we worked together to provide the funds to make it possible.

For those who might not remember or who are new readers, a Child Survival Program, or CSP, needs $25,000 per year to operate.  You can head to the Pure Charity page for this project to learn more.

As group of blogs Simple Living Media draws over one million unique visitors monthly.  Just think: what if everyone who visited our sites gave a dollar? Just think of what that could mean for these mamas and their babies!

I mean, it sounds really wonderful, right?

Keep reading and I’ll share with you how you can help …

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Weekend Link Love

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Have wonderful Mother’s Day weekend, friends.  I hope you get to rest, re-charge, and spend a little time being pampered, loved, and cared for.  You’re amazing!