I’ve been approached by people over the years asking me to write about products. I’ve also been asked to attend sponsored events here in New York and write about them. I always turn them down. Not because I have anything against the products involved or anyone soliciting such help. I turn them down because I’m usually offered little in the way of compensation and the moment I became a mother spare time became a precious commodity.
I’m not trying to sound pretentious or above it all; it’s just that “me time” is valuable and often non existent, so when I do find some, giving it away is hard to justify unless compensation is involved.
That is up until recently when March Of Dimes contacted me.
I’m a March Of Dimes Mom. I take pride in this because I think they’re a wonderful organization. They do a great deal of good in the world. Who could argue with that?
I am not getting paid to write for or about them. I do it because I want to. That’s not to say they don’t send me the occasional treat.
Take this lovely necklace Red Envelope sent me in honor of Mother’s Day. If you can see beyond my devil of a hairstyle, you’ll notice the sweet little silver necklace hanging around my neck. And guess what? You can have one too! (Details below.)
Now, I know you’re probably thinking, “What is she going on about?” Yeah, I know. I tend to over think stuff. Annoying. But I couldn’t put this one up without some sort of explanation. I don’t want people to think I’m begging them for money while a third party gives me theirs. That’s just not the case.
So, this is just a suggestion. And it goes something like this:
Pro Flowers is donating 10 dollars from every order they receive to the March Of Dimes. So, if you are planning on buying flowers this week, I might suggest doing so from them. I love me some flowers and I’m certain I’m not alone on this one, right ladies?
Also! The necklace! MOD is giving one away! They’re giving away a necklcae just like the one wrapped around my neck. All you have to do is leave a comment telling them why you like the necklace or what it means to you. That’s it. It doesn’t matter if you’re a man, a woman, a son or daughter, certainly you know someone that might enjoy receiving this as a gift. So, go leave a comment!
Now, if anyone out there knows anything about hair exorcism…
I would give that necklace to my mother for mother’s day. It looks good on you! Nice eyes, even if they are slightly different color.
Go tell them, Neil! Your mother (the little bits I have heard about her) is definitely a person who deserves this here necklace.
I’m only now realizing I should have given mine away, too. :[ Greedy multicolored eyed bitch, I am!
Hair exorcism: I can’t help you there, doll. I was cursed with that naturally curly (a.k.a. frizzy mess) hair and I gave up on trying to control it long ago!
I’m glad I bought flowers from ProFlowers! I bought three bouquets for some of the mommies in my life and thought it was great that they donated some of the proceeds. I also have always ordered from them…I’m loyal like that :)