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Our Final Post & Thoughts On Year 1 of ISP|Happy Holidays!

  As Christmas is upon us and our family festivities are about to begin for the next two weeks, everywhere I went I was asked that same question, “Do  you have all your Christmas shopping done?”. Nope. “Are you close?”. Not at all, not even close….not a single thing done. BUT, we managed to get our holiday cards out, all 225 of them. Does that count as being on top of my game? It should. I am sick again for about the 15th time this year (normally I am never sick), no shopping done, didn’t even get down to the […]

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Smile It Forward This Holiday ~The Kindest Gift You Can Give

Smile It Forward This Holiday ~The Kindest Gift You Can Give

    Busy, busy, busy. That’s our motto right now, is it not? However, let’s not forget about that this time of year is mainly about helping others who are not as fortunate as us. To appreciate and be grateful for what we have. To leave the world a better place for our children. We are so blessed. We live in a first world country, have a place to call home, shelter and food for our families. We don’t lack for anything therefore it is our responsibility to help those who do. To help one another and show our kids […]

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What Can We Kindly Do With All That Halloween Candy & Other Fun Stuff

It is no secret that I am a big advocate of Halloween. Adults, kids, parents or not – it’s just a great holiday with a month of spooky, scary and fun nonsense. When I lived in the south I got my first taste of how they do it in the country: guys with REAL chainsaws chasing you past the haunted house into the parking lot to your car (yep, that happened) and hayrides that drop you off in the middle of the woods and leave you there. California, we cannot hold a candle with Knott’s Scary Farm and the Queen […]

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ISP’s FIRST Monthly Challenge – Blessing Bags. Meaningful, Interactive, Inexpensive But Have So Much Impact

  photo credit google images   As we enter our month campaigning for kindness – I would like to introduce some great crusaders, stories and guest bloggers. The funniest Mom blogger I know, Courtney from Stop Yapping, is our contributor to kick-off our monthly challenge. Here is how she does it. Thanks so much Courtney! xoxo “I’m hungry.” “I’m starving.” “What can I have?” “I’m LITERALLY starving Mom.” “If I were to think about eating lunch, what would you suggest?” “Is there any food in this house?” I hear this about 10 times a day from my husband and 3 […]

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The #1 Thing the News Stations Should Be Talking About But Aren’t

My new favorite pop culture word – “Philanthro-kids”. By definition they are kids or teens (“pilanthro-teens”) that have a love of humanity and partake in ”private initiatives, for public good, focusing on quality of life “. Why aren’t we talking about this? Where is the coverage on these kids and why this is an emerging trend? Clearly we know enough about the rise in drug, alcohol, violence and promiscuity in kids and teens these days but where are the news reporters and writers when it comes to this topic? We need something to drive our youth’s focus towards the positive […]

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Leave Toys at Your Local Park

Your local or favorite park may be your kids’ (and your) second home, why not make the next trip to the park an extra special one with the Infinite Smile Project wands and play buckets filled with goodies to share with other kids. You will bring smiles with bucket of joy which you can find affordable and sometimes bulk items and toys from the dollar, discount store, Target’s dollar section, Party City or online retailer like Oriental Trading. Here are some things you can place into a bucket with the wand and stick into the sand, grass, or by the […]

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What’s Happening Hot Stuff?

As quoted from my favorite movie of all time, Sixteen Candles, “What’s happening hot stuff?” (see below) and thanks for dropping by to see what The Infinite Smile Project is all about. So, who are we you ask? We like to think of ourselves as a social experiment that could quite possibly change the world. If you look up the definition of infinite it will simply state something that is “unbounded or unlimited; boundless; endless”. Our common goal is to see what happens when people of all ages, cultures, backgrounds and interests start reaching out to one another with one […]

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Donating or Volunteering at your Local Animal Shelter// An Infinite Smile Project Idea

Animal shelters all over the country tend to stay at full capacity. Most are running on a limited budget, and rely heavily on donations. With one visit to a shelter you can’t help but want to help. Some things shelters need are obvious, some are not. Helping may not be as hard as you think, and here are a few things you can donate to shelters: 1) Towels// We all wear out our towels. Some get fringe-y at the ends or dingy and discolored with holes in them. Guess what? The animals don’t care! Often, animals are brought in wet […]

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The Birth of the Infinite Smile Project

It is difficult to decide how to spend a winter birthday when one lives in a year-round sunny wonderland and able to play at the beach practically every day, while others are buried in 10 feet of snow; the celebration opportunities are endless in Orange County. There’s not a single material thing that I need, however, there is one innate want I have always wanted my children to posses ; to have children that were kind. The sort of children that find more joy in giving and caring for others than they do receiving things for themselves. As my three […]

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