How Much DID We Donate?

How Much DID We Donate?

I am so excited to be here for so many reasons and of course the biggest one is to tell you how much we did darn donate to our four families in our September Month of Giving. I’m sure you don’t want me to blather on and on about any other thing either so let’s get to it… How much DID we donate? Well let’s see. We ended up with 31 new subscribers (yes, we lost another one quick in there, sadly; I was hoping for an even … Read more…


It’s HARD to Ask for Stuff!

It’s HARD to Ask for Stuff!

Depending upon how you look at the title, you might find it right or wrong – it’s HARD to ask for stuff! Maybe you find it quite easy to ask. I know my kid has no problem asking for what she needs or wants. Sometimes annoyingly so. I think that’s part of growing up, maybe. As we get older, however, it’s sort of expected that what we need or want isn’t just handed to us or given without some effort, in any case. If we want something, we … Read more…


Hitting Goal for 3 Young Soccer Giants

Hitting Goal for 3 Young Soccer Giants

You can’t just be good to get in with La Roca Soccer Club; you have to be really good, even great at playing soccer. And these three young boys are soccer giants. Of course I might be slightly biased; they are my nephews, after all. But I also know how hard each of them worked to get there and the amount of time and effort the whole family put in to making it into this prestigious club in Layton, Utah. It wasn’t easy. And it’s not cheap. But … Read more…


A Broken Leg, Not a Broken Spirit – Meet Lisa

A Broken Leg, Not a Broken Spirit – Meet Lisa

Recently, my FB friend Lisa broke her leg rather badly while running a race for charity with her daughter. Her mother, in an act of true love and support, set up a Go Fund Me campaign to try and raise funds to help her and her family through this difficult time. The following is my understanding of this story about a broken leg, not a broken spirit. Lisa Mason and I are Facebook friends and yet I barely know her. You know how that is sometimes. You hook … Read more…


To ALL the Haters Out There – Meet Lyn

To ALL the Haters Out There – Meet Lyn

It’s been really hard to contain my anger in regard to what I’m about to address. To all the haters out there, and I really dislike intensely the use of the word hate; however, you all seem to be intent on spewing it… Hmmm…this is already not going well. All month long here at Informed Sharing, we’ve been trying to bring awareness to a group of folks who need a helping hand. Each family has a Go Fund Me campaign and they are – separately – asking for … Read more…


It’s My Dollar – Don’t You Want to Spend It?

It’s My Dollar – Don’t You Want to Spend It?

I’m having a bit of a time here, trying to figure out why folks aren’t getting it. It’s my dollar. Don’t you want to spend it? I understand that my reach isn’t that far yet, here at Informed Sharing. But I want to give away my dollar(s) and I’m having some trouble doing so. What to do, what to do… What would YOU do? Here you have $400 and you want to spread it around to some fine folks in need of some help. Heck, you’re willing to … Read more…


30 Days to Raise 400

30 Days to Raise 400

You might be a little confused at this point, and I apologize for that. Sometimes I get a crazy good idea in my head and it’s all I can do not to let it burst forth with abandon. Boy HOWDY, that’d be a might bit messy. So, I thought I’d better get to explaining what this 30 days to raise 400 is all about. It sure does help to have the plan made clear! 30 Days to Raise 400 I want to donate $400 (at the least) to … Read more…


28% vs. 100%

28% vs. 100%

This past Summer we saw more than 100 MILLION dollars donated to ALS through an insanely brilliant campaign known as the #icebucketchallenge. It was brilliant for several reasons and I’ll share a few below: Ice water represented to those of us not suffering from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis an opportunity to feel something akin to what persons afflicted with this disease may feel daily. A viral challenge that was quick, relatively painless (for the average person, despite what ALS sufferers must endure), easy to pass on, and almost anyone … Read more…


Jynx the Cat Sends an Email – We Get Informed!

Jynx the Cat Sends an Email – We Get Informed!

Recently, I was contacted by a writer friend of mine, with a very unusual request. To help a cat named Jynx, who had sent him an email about a rather serious situation she thought he might be able to help her with. WHOA. Cats can EMAIL? I have long since known that cats are incredibly smart but I had no idea just how crafty and capable they could be, given a certain set of circumstances. I now know, through meeting Jynx the cat and reading her email to … Read more…