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Celebrating Moms while Giving Back!

Mother’s Day is just around the corner and I know we are probably looking for great ideas for the moms in our lives or maybe that special lady that has mentored and loved you and your kiddos. Or maybe, you just want to forward this post on to your hubby and do a little shameless hinting…  And the cool thing about each of these is that they are giving back to other Mom’s or people in need. These are some of my favorite things I’ve been seeing from some of the cutest little shops or incredible ministries!

Mercy House Global – Mother’s Day Bath Bundle

Who doesn’t love a relaxing bath?!? After a long day at work or running around with the kiddos, this seems like a little piece of heaven right here!

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Mercy House – Mother’s Day Card

How sweet is this? And it has a globe in it… you can’t ever go wrong with that for an On Mission Mom, right?

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Mercy House – Go Hoop

And well, this just…. no words…

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Milk & Honey – Dancer Drawings

This is the sweetest little dancer and the sweet girl making these is just as sweet! You can find Carter over on Instagram at milkandhoney.art . A portion of her sales goes to buy milk and honey through Samaritan’s Purse. And these sweet dancers – oh my heart…

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Karama Collections – Leather Journal

sometimes simple and beautiful are best…

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 Noonday Collections – Storyline Courage Necklace

Maybe there is someone special who has played a specific role in your life. The storyline collection has beautiful pieces for many different “stories”.

 

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There are are so many other great ideas but I have to stop somewhere. What would you love to receive for Mother’s Day? Maybe it’s not even a gift – a nice quiet morning with breakfast in bed sounds glorious too! How can you support other mamas around the world while loving on the mamas in your life?

Join us in our On Mission Moms Facebook group and share your ideas or check out our On Mission Moms Pinterest Page!

 

 

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Friday Faves

This week is all about homeless and poverty as that is what has been on the brain lately with our Helping Hands fun Saturday morning coming up! I hope you and your little ones will come and spend a little time with us preparing bags for our homeless friends. If you have not signed up, it’s not too late! The link is below!

Here are some other faves I’ve found this week as I’ve been searching and preparing for our event.

  1. Ever Wondered What to Say? 

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Often times we sometimes aren’t sure what to “say”… here are some great conversation starters that you can use as you meet our friends on the street. There are also some things that may be we just shouldn’t say or ask, or even think…

2. Books for Kids about Poverty & Hunger 

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I’m always on the lookout for great books to read with my kiddos and while I haven’t read through each one of these, many of these are on my list to read and several of these are just great!

What books have you read that teaches about poverty and hunger and homelessness? 

3.  Hippie Jack 

I don’t really know anything about Hippie Jack, other than what this video shows, but it makes me smile and reminds me that there are still some good men and women out there serving with all they have, and it makes me tap my toe a little too…

How can you be like Hippie Jack? Don’t you have a fun bus like that?!? haha

4. Blessing Bottles

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This is a great unique “spin” on blessing bags!

Have you made anything like this before to give to our homeless friends? If so, share and let us learn new and different ways! 

5. Helping Hands FUN Event! 

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You can sign up in our On Mission Moms Facebook Page link above! We will be meeting at Caroline Brewer’s home and she will be sending out info. It’s going to be a fun morning together serving, learning, and praying with our little ones.

 

And one last little plug, if you haven’t had a chance to read the Do No Harm Series, well… you should!

Do No Harm: Be Prepared

Do No Harm: We’re All Poor

Do No Harm: Knowing When

Do No Harm: Learning More

 

*Just a reminder that I don’t necessarily “endorse” the websites that I’ve linked to above.  Not all are Christian based websites/blogs/videos; however, they are all great ideas that we can learn and grow from and adapt to work with what we believe as On Mission Moms! 

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Friday Faves!!

 

Here are a few of our Friday Favorites over here at On Mission Moms! We hope that you will use these resources or read these books and articles as we grow and learn about how to lead our families to love Jesus and love and serve others! 

 

1. OLYMPICS! Need I say more! just search on Pinterest for a minute and you’ll find TONS of fun ways to celebrate and learn about countries from all around the world! Take it a few steps further and make a fun meal from another country this weekend, spend time praying for the various countries that take gold, and pray for the work that is happening at the Winter Olympics this year!

 

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Here’s one of our favorites, even though it’s from Summer 2016.

 

2. Give Your Child the World  – This is such a GREAT resource! It’s a book of books! It gives great ideas for how to expose our children to the world through books and if you don’t have a copy of it in your library, well – you should!

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3.  Joshua Project – This is an “Oldie but a Goodie”. If you are looking for a great way to guide your prayers for the nations – this is IT! It’s been our go to for several years now. They have a book (Operation World) , website, and app that you can use – so pick your favorite and just start praying!

4. You Don’t Always Have to Use Your Passport…– such a great video reminder that we have neighbors right beside us, on our college campuses… all we have to do is get to know them and invite them into our homes and our lives!

5. Honest Mission Trip Leader – Just for Giggles… Hope you LAUGH today!!!

 

What are some of your favorite things this week?