Moms Make a Difference

What Is Magic?

When I think of magic, I think of something appearing out of “nothing.” A rabbit from a hat. A bunch of flowers from a shirt sleeve. Or a quarter from an empty hand. I also think of women that give their all—even when their all feels like nothing or they have limited resources—to raise their children—our future leaders, teachers, and our children’s future spouses.

This December, HP is redefining magic by making a very big something appear not out of nothing, but out of the goodness of its heart. It has bestowed its magic wand on these amazing bloggers—Firemom from Stop, Drop, and Blog (left), Sugar Jones from Living in Theory (below right) and Merlot Mom (below left)—for help in spreading a little HP fairy dust, if you will. More specifically, these gals are holding contests and will be awarding one lucky lass or lad each with $6000 worth of amazing HP product. Because this holiday season is all about sharing, Mommy Gossip—GNO would love to take a turn with the Magic wand to sprinkle a little HP fairy dust.

At Mommy Gossip—GNO, our goal is to change the world one mom at a time. Our mission is simple: to help moms improve their lives and achieve personal and professional success so they can, in turn, better their families, better the community around them, and ultimately, better the world. This change can start with just one mom. But why help just one mom when we could help four? Four women in our community—moms with generous hearts, giving spirits, but limited resources and/or significant challenges. Just imagine the ripple effect these women could produce if they had a little magic.

We are dazzled by the magical women in our online community. We see SAHMs, WAHMs, WMs, and every other mom-related acronym balance on the personal/professional tight rope. Many of these women have disabilities, are supporting children with disabilities, have little family and/or financial support, and are facing many other types of challenges. We hear of their struggles to gain an education; give their businesses a go; and do it all while battling infertility, raising their children, and keeping their chins up. We are humbled to watch them line up to volunteer for our fundraisers. We are overcome with their contagious positive attitudes. We are amazed to hear the random acts of kindness they are performing this season to spread holiday cheer. And, we are motivated as we watch them network to find solutions to their situations.

If Mommy Gossip—GNO got to take a turn with the Magic wand, we’d sprinkle a little HP fairy dust on four GNO Gals—women like those you see in the video or like those described above—women in our midst that need a little HP Magic to better themselves so they can, in turn, better their families, and ultimately better their communities and the world. We feel that generations of children impacted by a mother’s success would be the most magical miracle of all.

Note: We have chosen not to divulge the names and situations of these women here, because if we win the contest, we’d love the gifts to be a surprise!

14 Responses to “Moms Make a Difference”

  1. Marvin D. Wilson Says:

    Wow Carissa-Magical post! Loved the video, the things you said, the whole spirit of this post. Wonderful.

  2. The Daily Blonde Says:

    Loved the video. Made me cry. I have five amazing kiddos and I’m not sure how I’ve managed to keep them all smiling over the years–tough playing father AND mother…as well as trying to keep my own sense of self. It’s the most rewarding thing ever to be a Mom.

  3. Kristina P. Says:

    You guys are seriously amazing. You and Jyl both.

  4. Jenni Jiggety Says:

    You rock.

  5. Paul and Megan Hawkes Says:

    What a beautiful post. Thank you so much for sharing. What better calling than to be a mom? It truly is a divine job sent straight from heaven. Thanks again.

  6. georgie Says:

    You girls ROCK!

  7. Linda S Says:

    You made a nice video…I hope you win and can bring some cheer to some families!

  8. Jaime Says:

    Awesome video tributing Moms everywhere. I hope you win. You both definitely deserve it.

  9. Straight to Your Hart Says:

    WoW…you amazing woman you!!It is so good to see the efforts you make to ensure success for all around you. Building others, GNO, sewing, wife, sister, friend, and MoM!Have a great day!

  10. angie Says:

    I just left a comment on GNO blog. You girls really have turned something ordinary into something extraordinary, and I’m really impressed with you! You RA(w)K!

  11. Tiaras and Tantrums Says:

    like I said to jyl – you gals are gorgeous (your hearts)

  12. mommaof4wife2r Says:

    magical!!! amazing…both you and the blog post! and you know i love the RKA!

  13. Maddy Says:

    Now that’s one heck of a hairstyle!Cheers

  14. Melissa Ann Browning Says:

    Hello? Hello? Anxiously seeking Carissa who appears to have disappeared from blogland?!?Hope you're just setting some boundaries & concentrating on other things… but I've missed reading from you more often & want to make sure all is okay?Mush love, melissa in ohio(Wonderful post, btw "S")

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