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My Year of Giving July

July 31, 2018 admin 0

I have just completed the 7 month of my year of giving project and I can’t believe how quick the year is going. My baby has just finished his first year in Reception and my eldest has just left year 3 and we are currently enjoying some down time over the holidays.   So far this project has taught me a number of things   1.) It is possible to give back without spending money […]

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#MyYearofGiving the 6 month mark

July 2, 2018 admin 0

#myyearofgiving Six months ago I decided not to make any new years resolutions as such but to do two things, one was to say yes to the boys more when they ask to do stuff instead of worrying about the mess or time and just let them have fun and the second was to give back to the world more with #myyearofgiving.   The idea of  my year of giving project was to encourage myself […]

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Incorporating Charity into Everyday Life

June 11, 2018 admin 1

In the fast-paced modern world, it can be all too easy to struggle to find time to do what you want to do. Daily life is filled with work, chores, family and friends – it’s a constant balancing act! However, this doesn’t mean that you can’t save time for what you want to do. Whether it’s catching up on your favourite TV show, delving into a good book or treating yourself to a pamper night, […]

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My Year of Giving – May

May 30, 2018 admin 8

I am starting to really enjoy writing these posts and reflecting on the previous month and what, if anything, I have done to give back in some way. The only problem is that I am really noticing how quickly this year is going and I can’t believe that we are now at the end of May, 5 months into my 12 month project – My year of giving, so what have I been up to in […]

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My year of giving April

April 30, 2018 admin 0

For those reading this for the first time, my year of giving is a project I started in January where every month I write a post about ways I have tried to give back to my community or the wider population, without making a financial donation. The idea behind it isn’t to show off, seek approval or gratitude from others but to try and encourage myself and others to give more where possible and to […]

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How the kindness of a stranger restored faith in humanity for a new mum

April 29, 2018 admin 0

Each month I have been bringing you the real life experiences of how random acts of kindness have shaped the lives of others. From the unexpected gifts to the life saving donations of blood this gestures from strangers have had long term consequences for those on the receiving end and this month we here from Danielle from Bee-ing mommy about how an experience that happened on one of her first outings with her new baby […]

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My Year of giving – March

March 31, 2018 admin 0

As March comes to an end I find myself thinking how quickly this year is flying by already. I have now completed my third month of my year of giving where I am on the hunt for different ways to help others that don’t necessarily mean donating money to charities because lets face it, we don’t always have spare money, but that shouldn’t mean we don’t help others.   This month I have attempted to […]

How a random act of kindness can literally save a life

March 30, 2018 admin 0

Every month I am asking others to share with us how they have benefited from random acts of kindness as I complete my year of giving and this month we hear from Carol who blogs over at Virtually all sorts.   Are you able to give blood? If you are, when was the last time you donated a pint? I’m asking because, after 2 platelet transfusions, I’m not allowed to be a donor any longer. […]

How one Random act of kindness can change the course of your life forever

February 28, 2018 admin 0

Last month Julz told us her story of how a random act of kindness eased the pain of losing her baby daughter and this month Miriam from Faith Mummy tells us how one random act of kindness from her childhood changed the course of her life forever. My family were poor when I was growing up. My two brothers, my sister and myself lived in a council flat with no central heating and threadbare carpets. […]

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My year of giving – February

February 28, 2018 admin 0

I have now completed two months of #myyearofgiving challenge and I do find that I am looking for ways to help others and reading charity updates online more and more. The most obvious way to give to others is in the form of financial aid but this whole project was about me identifying other ways to give, other ways to inspire people to be generous and think about their actions and help or give in […]