Theme of the week, “It takes a village to raise a child”


I hope everyone had a lovely Father’s Day.

I spent my weekend being reminded just how true it is that “it takes a village to raise a child” and so this week in different ways my blog is dedicated to that notion. On Saturday, I took part in the Hollywood for Habitat, Habitat for Humanity build where we worked along side the future homeowners and their children as we constructed the housing development they will move into in a few months.  As always, it was an extremely powerful experience and reminder which I will post about in the coming days, but for today, remember that “taking a village” can mean everything from helping to watch a friend’s child so she can eat what’s in front of her, to gifting money to an organization like Habitat, to volunteering for an organization even for a day, to offering to pick up paper towels for a friend if you are going to Target.  All of these things better our communities and families both close to home and on a much larger scale.  And even the simplest gesture can help make today, ‘yournewfavoriteday’.

 

Families, friends and globally small gestures make a big difference.

 

 

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About Shannon Pruitt from 'Mynewfavoriteday'

Welcome to 'mynewfavoriteday. This space is about gratitude and connecting through being open, vulnerable and real. I hope you will enjoy my take on motivation, inspiration and advocacy and will take the opportunity to tell me of your own thoughts and stories. Why I started 'mynewfavoriteday.' I am a childhood surviving, divorced, now happily married, IVF (and now natural pregnancy) success story, working mother of 2 amazing babies who were born 12 weeks premature. As life often seems to surprise you when you least expect it, we added another sweet baby girl M to our family in July of 2013. While our angel minis, Q and E are now 7 years old, our son, Q, has thrived while our daughter, E, has had a much more difficult journey. She is considered special needs and in September of 2012 was diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder called Angelman Syndrome. And so, as she has grown, so do we as individuals and as family. How to help her, how to celebrate our differences while allowing ourselves to cope with the challenges that we never knew to expect. Thus, while much of this blog is based on our experiences (good and not-so-good), it is also based on how we must not let ourselves become victims of our circumstances but rather advocate in our own lives. A little bit about me and who I am. In my professional life I am a marketer in the Entertainment Industry; however, ‘mynewfavoriteday,’ was not born of entertainment or marketing but rather as a pathway to help myself and others as we try to define who we are as parents, family members, spouses, friends, colleagues and people. I believe in never judging a book by its cover. Every cover is different, and no matter what your cover looks like, you never know how someone's book is written. Like mine. From the outside, you might never know what truly makes me who I am or what I believe. This blog explores the pages on the inside of my book. My vulnerabilities, fears, happiness, and all my triggers through the lens of being grateful for all the amazing blessings I know I have received but sometimes forget in the challenges of daily life. Thanks again for dropping by. I hope you will come back, subscribe, comment, share, and/or just hang out and be inspired or motivated to make each day for yourself or someone else 'anewfavoriteday.' By being here, you have certainly helped to make it mine. xo, Shannon

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