I've loved her blog, like, forever and when Jennifer, a.k.a., Future Mama of the fertility and mommy-to-be blog, Baby Makin(g) Machine, hopped in the Chevy to road trip to BlogHer ˜09 with The BlogRollers and me, my instincts about her were cemented: She is an absolute sweetie pie smart, inquisitive, and well on her way to being a terrific mom.
I told you last week in my MyBrownTribe post that Jennifer decided in the last few months to try for her first child; she's been chronicling the joys, challenges and frustrations of trying to get pregnant on her site, and, in her short journey, has found that making a baby isn't as easy as she thought. To lift her spirits while she and her husband of five years keep trying, Jennifer decided to follow her mom's sage advice: There's no better way to lift yourself up than to serve others. So now, BabyMakin(g) is turning her thoughts and deeds to helping a wonderful charity whose goal is to help women make and keep healthy babies: the March of Dimes.
Jennifer's hope is to raise $1,000 in 30 days; with the support of a bevy of outstanding sponsors, she'll be raffling off prizes to those who donate money. Every single penny she collects will go to the March of Dimes.
Won't you support Jennifer as she works to raise money for this most worthy cause? I can't think of a more generous gift than that which goes toward helping mothers and their children. If you'd like to donate or show your support for Baby Makin(g) Machine, click HERE.
If you're feeling in an extra benevolent mood today, won't you consider, too, helping to raise cash for the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, in support of students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities? For every auto insurance quote Allstate receives during the month of September, they'll donate $5 to the Thurgood Marshall College Fund. To make the quote count, you have to click to Allstate through THIS DEDICATED LINK; if you'd like to post this fundraiser on your own blog, tweet it, or simply email your folks and encourage them to help out, use the following link: http://www.beyondfebruary.com/. This program runs through September 30th.
MyBrownBaby is so very honored to support these two great causes; as you consider chipping in, I hope that you, too, take Jennifer's mom's words to heart: There's no better way to lift yourself up than to serve others.