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Project for Paris

This past Friday, November 13th, was World Kindness Day but as we all know kindness wasn’t what was felt across the world that day unfortunately. My husband and myself jumped across the pond from the UK to visit some friends and play around in Ireland that Friday. A typical Friday on holiday started with touring Dublin and ending at an Irish Pub with food, whiskey and some incredible live music. We turned in slightly early after a long day preparing for the next at the hotel and turned on the BBC. Quite reminiscent of standing in a dry cleaners on September […]

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Kindness, Kids & Meaning to the 4th of July This Year

The 4th of July – one of our most cherished holidays in the U.S., if not the most cherished. It’s uniquely ours and fun for all ages, genders, and cultures from coast to coast. This month we are calling all kids and/or families to remember those who aren’t home celebrating with us. Why? Because they are away from their beloved country fighting so we can keep what we get to enjoy every day – our freedom. For this month’s campaign we are making it a family OR friend affair. Kids, adults, neighbors, new friends – anyone can do this. You can […]

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Upcoming Events for Kids & Kindness!

We all want our kids to be the kids to do more, inspire and motivate others to be better – right? We are hard at work putting together the summer ISP schedule of events. This will include: Local events to OC such as serving homeless with all ages and families, beach clean ups, food bank events, and more Summer challenges and campaigns for each month of June, July and August with ideas, instructions, and follow up questions for all ages the official ISP Ambassador application and ISP Pledge for kids to be Ambassadors of Kindness and Service to Others Fun […]

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May Events & Our Kids Kindness Activities This Month (Campaign for Nepal & Helping Returning Marines)

May Events & Our Kids Kindness Activities This Month (Campaign for Nepal & Helping Returning Marines)

  April is a promise that May is bound to keep. ~Hal Borland It’s May! It came upon us quickly but we have our May campaigns and challenges ready to go! April was busy with meeting loads of potential Ambassadors and spreading the word about ISP and the amazing things our Ambassadors are doing. We also got some great new volunteers and Board members that have been working diligently to help us get these programs off and running. If you are not on our Shutterfly event list and want to know when we have an event in Orange County (kids […]

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Want to Be Inspired? Please Take a Moment to Read About What She Did Differently in the Face of Tragedy

 A very different post from me but one that I hope inspires……. On my usual crazy day I noticed on my phone I had a notification of a post placed on my Facebook page. This was the photo that popped up. What appeared to be an article someone shared on my page certainly was not. I had to do a double- take at who it was from and then stopped my car to read it and read it again. Here is what was written on my page: “A few months ago, I met with someone who I had never really […]

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The Must-See Bullying Movie Everyone Should Watch – Out 3/27/15

photo credit A Girl Like Her Official Movie site. Bullying. It’s one of the hottest topics currently. Between camera phones, social media, and an egocentric generation that obsesses about the perfect selfie – I highly doubt I am alone when I say I am so glad I grew up in a time that none of these things were readily available as adolescence was complicated enough without these things. Unfortunately our children are not as fortunate and I believe that no matter who your child is, how they dress, how well liked and respected they are by their peers, sport they […]

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Our Valentine’s Day & How Families Can Help Kids With Broken Hearts

Our Valentine’s Day & How Families Can Help Kids With Broken Hearts

Each year one week in February is Congenital Heart Defects Awareness Week. Along with Valentine’s Day this year we celebrated CHD Awareness Week at the Children’s Hospital of Orange County’s Heart Patient Reunion Party. Other than dropping off donations to CHOC, we have not been there since Angel’s surgery in 2013. For those of you new to ISP, these are two of many photos of the time that inspired us to start the Infinite Smile Project. As new parents stepping into this world of terminology and technology we didn’t understand – a scene like this was something we weren’t prepared for. Rounds of doctors […]

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What The Super Bowl Ads Are Teaching Us About 2015 And Why Our Kids Need Us to Listen

What The Super Bowl Ads Are Teaching Us About 2015 And Why Our Kids Need Us to Listen

  Did anyone else notice anything different this year with the Super Bowl ads? One of our favorite American pastimes is always coupled by the best commercials of the year. Some take the heartstring approach while generally our favorites tend to be pure comedic genius. Straight away though my husband and I noticed a stark difference in the first string of commercials during the first quarter. Gone were the offbeat commercials that made us laugh and abundant were commercials that that made us think, cry or want to make a difference. Was this year’s  Super Bowl sponsored by Kleenex? Thumbing through […]

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A Little Reminder of What The Season Is All About In Our Last 5 Days

We have been roaming around town with our volunteers and Kid Ambassadors spreading smiles. Have you come across one of our Kindness Reindeer? He provides a nice back scratch, just because he is – you know- kind. Would Santa hire any other sort of reindeer? We are only 5 days away from the end of our fundraiser. We are only $3,000 away from our goal to kick off our Kid Ambassador Programs, products, and Campaigns for 2015. We have collaborated with other non-profits, kids, teens, parents, schools, and friends to develop all sorts of fun things to engage our kids in consistent philanthropic work from ages […]

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In a Chaotic World This Week What Can We Do To Help Our Children?

In a Chaotic World This Week What Can We Do To Help Our Children?

  On the heels of the events in Sydney this past Monday came another reminder of the reality of our world today. Sitting in a meeting I saw a news post flash on my phone about the school massacre in Pakistan – 132 children gone over nonsense. Just last night I ended my evening watching a documentary called “Out of the Clear Blue Sky“, about 9/11 and the effects it had on Cantor Fitzgerald who lost every employee that day in the tower to terrorism. To watch that film footage and feel as though no time has really passed, it’s […]

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