Mildly Inappropriate Mommy meets Scary Mommy… After a week of getting very, very, very little sleep, mom of three Jill Smokler is preparing to cook Thanksgiving dinner for a dozen people.
And for the record, it’s not her own Thanksgiving dinner that’s kept the Maryland mom up at night – it’s other people’s dinners. Smokler runs the wildly popular Scary Mommy blog and parenting website. In recent months, she’s been moved by the messages readers have left on her pages – notes like, “My husband just lost his job. I have no idea how we are going to put food on the table.” Last week, Smokler decided to do something to help. In a Nov. 13 post, she asked readers who felt they had money to spare to offer $25 donations that could be used to buy grocery store gift cards for readers who said they couldn’t afford to buy food for Thanksgiving. Her goal was to match two donors to each person asking for assistance on her blog.
More than 600 readers offered to help, contributing more than $18,000 in cash and gift cards – enough to provide dinner for 378 families. Some donated more than $25, while others – who weren’t flush with cash but still wanted to participate – donated as little a $5 or $1.....
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This video depicts her journey from birth to 15 months of age, as she goes through her service dog training, which is cut short due to her propensity to chase birds. Her role changed to SURFice dog & she started to fundraise for quadriplegic surfer, Patrick Ivison, who she met the night before this video was filmed.
I love this site because it gives some pretty good advice on how to boost your own self esteem. Before you can truly love another you must first love yourself. If that isn't inspiration, I don't know what is!