Tutus and Tea Parties: Making a Difference in 2013

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Making a Difference in 2013

We have started our Friday prompts for Kids for Kindness. Catch up and get the latest here

Happy New Year my friends! I just know this is our year. It's going to rock! Can't you feel it?! 

This year My Merry Messy Life & I are taking on a challenge, and we would love for you to join us. I'm sure you've noticed how crazy this world can be. I believe that this year is a year of change, and we need to involve our children in this change because...well...our children are our future! 

We challenge you, as a family, to do a random act of kindness for each week of 2013. Now, this may seem overwhelming, but we promise to go easy on you. Each week we will post a prompt for you to do as a family. Each prompt will be kid friendly. We will be sharing our experiences the following week with a new prompt for you. We realize life is hectic so we will try to make it so that we do a few simple ones and one big-ish one per month. 

We will have a link up for you to share your experiences of the previous week as well. No worries if you skip here and there or do something different to fit in with your schedule/lifesyle. The point is, we all need to be kind. We need to teach our children to be kind. Kindness is contagious...so please, catch it and pass it on!

So, who's with us?! Grab the button and leave a comment telling me you're in so I can get excited!
(Stay tuned for the first prompt coming later this week!)

Kids for Kindness 150 SM
 *You do not need to have a blog or post about it weekly to participate. It's just to inspire each other if you can.* 

We have started our Friday prompts for Kids for Kindness. Catch up and get the latest here

Here are some other things you can do to make this year a good one:

Take some time for yourself to dive into God's Word. Share and learn from everyone else who is doing the same with #SheReadsTruth.

Grab this ah-mazing eBook Teach Me To Serve:  99 Ways Preschoolers Can Learn to Serve and Bless Others. by Kristen Summers (read our review of the ebook here). It's a great start to teaching your children to be givers.

Don't miss a thing, keep up with me here:


  1. Happy New Year to You! http://theredeemedgardener.blogspot.com/

  2. Love the idea :) You are such a giving person!
    Happy New Year friend!


    1. Thanks Lanaya, and a Happy New Year to you! xoxo

  3. I think this is a terrific idea!!! Can't wait to hear more about it!

  4. Fantastic idea. Something my pastor said in a sermon several weeks ago has really stuck with me recently, "How amazing is it that we find salvation in the eyes of those we tend to cast aside?"

  5. I'm relieved that you will provide prompts! That will make it much easier to follow through. I've already joined the google+ group!

  6. I love this idea! What a special challenge!

  7. I love this idea. My little's and I will be joining you. I am presently not active on my blog so won't grab a button yet but we will certainly take part and report back on here. Excited to do this!

  8. Amazing idea. I wish I had real kids to do this with.

  9. I'm in! My son is 27 months old now, so go easy on us! lol


  10. What a great idea! I'm excited to join in.

    I'm going to participate with my two kiddos (5 and 2) and post about it on my blog http://moxieandmischief.blogspot.com

  11. Such a great idea!! Good for you to inspire so many others to be kind and serve others.

  12. I am so excited to see all of those wanting to participate! xoxo

  13. What a fantastic and inspiring idea! I am excited to start doing RAK with my 2-year-old!

  14. Such a great idea! I'm in & I don't even have kids! :)

  15. Hi Lauren! I am featuring your Kids for Kindness at my next Super Link Party on Wednesday! When I put your button on my sidebar, under featured guests, would you like me to use your blog button or your event button? Your call. Just let me know. :-)

  16. Loved this so much, I am featuring you this week on Mom's Library Link-Up. Hop over and grab an I was Featured button!
    Can't wait to see what y'all have been up to this week!

    Be blessed,
    Julie @ Hey Mommy, Chocolate Milk

  17. We are in. We love serving! @Pennies_of_Time

  18. What a beautiful idea! I would love to be a part of it :)


I just love your comments! Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts. :) I reply to most every comment by email but if you are a no-reply blogger I can't connect with you so be sure to click the "subscribe by email" link to see my reply. :)


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger... Google
Pin It button on image hover
Pin It button on image hover