Thursday , 24 April 2014

Shot@Life: Blogust

Remember like 2 weeks ago when I told you all about the year of three? How I’m part of this movement to help save children’s lives with much-needed vaccinations?

Remember I said that ONE comment would equal ONE vaccine? It is the 16th of the month and we have until the 31st. How many of these blogs have you been to thus far? How many comments can you leave this weekend?

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During Shot@Life’s Blogust, 31 bloggers, one each day in August, are writing about moments that matter. For every comment on the posts listed below, Walgreens will donate a vaccine (up to 50,000 vaccines). A child dies every 20 seconds from a vaccine-preventable disease. We can change this reality and help save kids’ lives!

Remember how you’ve always wanted to help people? Now’s your chance.

  1. Rebecca: The Power of Post-Its
  2. Casey: Being 2 Is Universal
  3. ME! The Year of Three
  4. Dresden: Finding Yourself at Four
  5. Amanda Peet: Helping Children Everywhere — and How You Can, Too
  6. Polly: He Enjoys Being a Boy
  7. Jessica: Unexpected Milestones
  8. Rachel: Leave a Comment & Give a Child a Shot@Life
  9. Amy: Suddenly Nine
  10. Sheila: Double Digits = Double Trouble
  11. Ellen: 11 Summers of Max
  12. Fred: Taylor Swift Helps Me to Better Understand My 12-Year Old Daughter
  13. Shannon: The Coolness of Being Thirteen
  14. Denene: Raising 14-Year Olds Ain’t For Punks
  15. Carmen: Fifteen Brings Changes
  16. Tanis: Sixteen and Saving the World
  17. Migdalia: 17 Full of Possibilities
  18. Ronnie: More than 18 Years of Parenting…
  19. Liz: Hey Nineteen!
  20. Guy Kawasaki: Thoughts For My 20-Year Old Son
  21. Jill: Tips for Parenting Adult Children
  22. Chloe: Love You Forever
  23. Jeff: 23 Skidoo
  24. Darryle: 24 The Best Gift
  25. Lucrecer: 25 Is the Age of Awesome!
  26. Caryn: Fate or Destiny
  27. Kelly: Wedding Milestones
  28. Kristen: Lessons From My 28th Year
  29. Sasha Alexander: On Being 29
  30. Sharon: My Baby Turns 30
  31. Audrey: The Blessing of a Newborn Baby Girl

Feel free to sign up for daily reminders here. Oh and have tissues handy. Some of these have made me cry.

I will keep updating this post as long as you make a promise to keep going to these pages and adding your voice (as many times as you’d like) in order to help a child. Because moments matter and COMMENTS COUNT. As of the publishing of this post, we were at 5,474 comments. Please go to these posts and leave yours. I secretly want 25,000 comments by the end of the month even though Walgreens will donate up to 50,000 vaccines. Think we can do it?

8/28 Update: We are at 27,818 comments! YESSSSSSS! I think we can make it to 50,000. Are you ready? Go comment!

8/31 Update: We have hours to go. Can we make it to 50,000?

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About Sili

Sili is the owner and Chief Executive Mami of Mamihood Media and My Mamihood. Selected as one of Latina Magazine’s top Blogger to Know in 2014 and Latina Magazine’s top 10 Mommy bloggersin 2013, My Mamihood was described as “a haven for fashion inspiration, baby concerns, must read books and even tech musings! This blog will keep you reading for hours…” When not appearing on top 10 lists or speaking passionately about those things she holds near and dear to hear heart, this Afro Latina loves hanging out with her frog princess, helping others, trash talking in her setting up all-girl Fantasy football leagues, reading and finding new gadgets to play with. She is currently punishing herself by pursuing an MBA with a concentration in social media from Southern New Hampshire University on hiatus from school much to the chagrin of her Type A personality.