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Moms Make a Difference

What Is Magic?




When we think of magic, we 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. We 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) Merlot Mom (below left), and SlashGear (bottom)—for help in spreading a little HP fairy dust, if you will. More specifically, these folks 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!

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19 comments:

Laurie/Mobile Mommy said...

It's so caring of you to plan to share the gift with other moms - if you win I'll be watching gno even more closely than usual! Take care

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

lovely!!

Claire said...

Beautiful video. You too are wonderful women and GNO has done such good for people. You have turned something as simple as twitter into the place to be Tuesday nights and your friendship to these women and your genorosity has been amazing.
(Carissa, ran to the store today, was wearing your bag, got stopped because they thought the bag was beautiful and told them where they could get one! Hope you get a sale from them.. either that or they wanted to see what was in my bag LOL)

i am feathermaye said...

I've just recently discovered the GNOs through Jyl's comment on my own contest entry. Better late than never, I say!

It appears as if y'all are up to some wonderful, beautiful stuff.

Best of luck to you in the contest, and whatever else you've got going that I'm not even aware of!

z. Smith said...

Moms do make a difference - a big one. Best of Luck.

{the sassy mom} said...

I had a great time Saturday...sorry I was so late. I should have grabbed Brian's GPS! Anyway, excited to do another GNO Live!

I am Boymom said...

Thanks so much for your kind comment on my HP post. I love the video and the whole concept of what you are trying to promote. I am so glad you found me, I will definitely make sure I keep up with GNO!! Best of luck to you with the contest. I'll be checking in often!

Catie said...

Thanks for the comment! I am so glad you stopped by my little blog, as it gave me a chance to click over and discover yours! I think it's great you're going to gift a few moms that really need to feel the magic if the season! That is truly heart warming!

Lucinda said...

that's so generous! best of luck with the competition :)

Renée aka Mekhismom said...

I love the video and the post. Very generous indeed. I am so happy about how well GNO has done. It is amazing!

Jolly Joan said...

Your post did not disappoint--after your nice comment on mine, and seeing your nice comments on many others, I was looking forward to seeing what you had to say. I appreciate your investment in mothers, and the possible future investment in a diverse group of mothers--a way to honor womanhood and motherhood and family, all in one! Thanks for being so kind!

Nikolas Harris said...

Awe, good job!
+ nice video! :)

Good luck, and Happy Holidays!
-Nik
(www.nikolasharris.blogspot.com)

Tina said...

What a great service you provide! I'm glad you entered.. now I have another great mom site to check out..

Good luck

Bonnie Irving said...

Hey! I am Joining you all for a bit! see you there!

Haasiegirl said...

If you win, please check out momdot for why we wanted to win and consider us for the magic. http://www.momdot.com/hp-computer-contest-entry/

trisha

lovingdanger said...

Congrats on the Winnings!!!

ronee said...

Congrats girlie! you guys totally deserve it! let me know how i get involved!
xoxo
ronee

Bonnie Irving said...

WOOHOO! Awesome! That this VERY cool! That is Such a cool thing... a Good way to Affect the lives of alot of other women!

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