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Bloggers Unite: A Fundraising Giveaway Event | Over $860 Worth of Prizes!

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Bloggers Unite: A Fundraising Giveaway Event
Organized and hosted by:
Life’s Cheap Thrills, Diva Fabulosa, My Charmed Mom, Bay Area Mommy, Hot Fun Stuffs
Co-hosted by:
Two Little Cavaliers, Bunny's Review, Jenn’s Blah Blah Blog, A.k.a. Chymecindy

As if a 7.2 magnitude earthquake last October wasn’t enough, the central region of the Philippines was hit by another disaster, a 295 kph typhoon on November 8, 2013. Supertyphoon Yolanda (International name: Haiyan), one of the most powerful storms ever recorded, smashed the central part of the Philippines and left hundreds of millions of destroyed of properties, death toll at around 4000, and over 650,000 displaced survivors desperate for food and shelter among others.

I thank God none of my family or friends were affected by Supertyphoon Yolanda but the images on TV and online are heart-breaking. Any of the victims could have easily been one of my aunts, uncles, or cousins I still have in the Philippines. Hearing the interviews of my fellow

Operation Philippines Haiyan Relief Benefit Concert #operationsd2pi

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Nextphaze Entertainment Group and San Diego Media Group present 
OPERATION PHILIPPINES HAIYAN RELIEF BENEFIT CONCERT 
on Sunday, November 24th  at Pepper Park from 10am-4pm. 
Live performances will be announced later this week. 
Join us to help with this great cause to help the families that have been affected.
If you have any questions, please contact us atwww.operationSD2PI.com
Check out the Facebook Event page also!

Net proceeds to benefit Gawad Kalinga of which several of my colleagues and family volunteer!
Please share, tag, and post this flier to share with your family, friends, communities, schools, churches, clubs, workplace and organizations.
Thanks and see you there!

Need Help with Your Holiday Cards This Year? #spon #MC #TopoftheMantle

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I participated in this campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Cardstore. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating. 

Each year, I try and find new ways to incorporate our annual family picture into our holiday greeting cards. Here are a new of the pictures I've tried to incorporate into our cards during the past few years!


This year with the help of Cardstore, an innovative online resource, I've found the easy, stress-free way of mailing out our holiday cards. On Cardstore, you can create your custom cards with personalized pictures, messages, and signature. Cardstore will print, stamp and send the cards for you – helping to take one huge item off your already full holiday to-do list!

Check out these awesome deals:
From 11/14 – 11/20 Cardstore is offering $20 off your $50 orderFrom 11/21 – 11/26 Cardstore is offering 30% off Holiday cards

Eliminate the Stigma of Mental Illness

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“I am participating in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for the California Mental Health Services Authority. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating.” I'm honored to announce my participation in Each Mind Matters Ambassador Program as to highlight awareness for Mental Illness and Mental Health Challenges surrounding the holiday season.
The school district with which I work experienced a loss of a student recently. The student, a victim of school bullying, had experienced challenges in dealing with academic, social, and familial pressures. He succumbed to suicide on a bridge right in front of his high school, with many of his peers watching. Most people don't know that nearly one-third of California’s 9th and 11th grade public school students reported extended feelings of sadness/hopelessness in the last year.

In my work as a school counselor, I deal with students and mental health issues often. I help students talk about their feelings and …

Halloween 2013

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I had so much fun this year for Halloween!
At work, it was Homecoming Week at the high school so it was spirit week each day. On Halloween Eve, it was "Way Back Wednesday" so my entire counseling team decided to be hippies!




On actual Halloween, my entire counseling team borrowed the our school's mariachi groups uniforms! Here we are "El Mariachi de Consejeros"!

Here are my boys, Superman and Mickey Mouse, along with their grandpa, the Nave Seal!
We had a great Halloween! We hope you did too!

Great Christmas Gifts for Kids!

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Christmas is right around the corner! I'm always looking for different and unique gifts for the kids in our family. Thanks to Idea Village, my boys and I were able to try out some products that are great ideas for Christmas gifts!

The first product we'd love to share are the Flipeez which are the fun, fanciful, animal action-hats that let kids of all ages “flip their lid”! From the makers of Stompeez, the 2012 slipper sensation that sold 4 million units in 6 months, Flipeez are destined to become this season’s next BIG thing!

Our boys had so much fun with their Flipeez! They were it everywhere we go and we get lots of looks and compliments on the "cool hat"! Here is a video of my Jelo having fun with his puppy Flipeez!

Available in 4 precocious and colorful styles – Kitty, Monster, Monkey, and Puppy – each has its
own distinct “action”. Arms open or tails wag with a simple squeeze of the puff-ball in the tassel.
Flipeez boast a super soft inner fleece lining and knit ou…