I visited my mom today at ARH, she's been in for about a week and a half now. For those of you who don't know my mom had a heart attack, and now we are waiting as she requires open heart surgery (again) to fix what's wrong. It's been really hard on her lately. She has a lot of time to think about things, life and her family, and getting the surgery … [Read more...] about Help Support Pacific Open Heart Association
TD thanks customers in a very surprising way – with an Automated Thanking MachineTM and a few life changing moments. Card in, cash out— for many it’s business as usual at the traditional ATM, but, recently, for some TD customers it was anything but. Looking for a unique way to express its gratitude to customers, TD decided to turn to local TD … [Read more...] about TD Thanks Customers in a Very Surprising Way
I've been a loyal Telus customer for years. Why? I could tell you it's the great service I receive on my television package. It's the amazing up-time of my Internet, which is important as a blogger. I could tell you their customer service has always been amazing. But honestly -- the real reason is because I like brands who care about their customers and their … [Read more...] about Telus #ActsOfCaring Surprises One Loyal Customer With The Ride of Lifetime!
This post was brought to you by the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers via sheblogs. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of CAPP. I woke up this morning and had a shower. I made a cup of coffee. Then I brushed my hair, put on my make-up, and we hopped in the car to do some running … [Read more...] about Why Petroleum is Important to Our Future: #QualityEssentials
I have partnered with Critter for the purpose of sharing this important and informative information with you (our readers). We appreciate you taking the time to read it. All opinions are 100% my own. I can't remember how old I was when I first found out my mom had diabetes. I know she was young, really young when she was diagnosed, and as the years went on I watched how … [Read more...] about Support Juvenile Diabetes This Holiday Season: Charity Express
What if you could give the gift of a smile for one child this holiday season? Imagine the impact that would have. When the holidays come around, we always think of what gift we can give to those we love. Sometimes we don't stop to think about what other families are going through, and how they are struggling or suffering. Did you know that 1 in 10 children born with a … [Read more...] about Operation Smile
We have a Great Giveaway for all our readers here at Rants n' Rascals, with a great cause behind it. That's right, our good friends at Build-A-Bear-Workshop are inviting -Canadians to make a beary special bear to support Autism Speaks™ Canada, the world' leading autism science and advocacy organization. Making a Difference This cuddly little guy retails for $23.00 and is … [Read more...] about How This Little Bear Helps Millions of Kids With Autism
With my birthday fast approaching and me reaching a major milestone, turning AHHHHHH 40! October is also breast Cancer awareness month, and being the age I am it's time I get checked for breast cancer. It's a scary thing - being worried about it. Or at least it was until I stumbled across a site promoting living well and the #OneNewThing movement that makes … [Read more...] about If you could do #OneNewThing What would it Be?
i was compensated for this post. All opinions are 100% my own and for the purpose of sharing this information with my readers - Thank you! Mother’s Day is May 12, 2013 this year and each year I get overly emotional, more than the year before. I think many women do, both those who have children and those who don’t. I don’t quite know why my emotions run rampant. Perhaps it’s … [Read more...] about Joys of Being a Mother #ivf4bc #bcpoli
How Can We Say No To This? This is my brother Shayne. He's hard working and loving. All he ever wanted was to have a family of his own. Shayne is in his thirties and his fiance Tanya had surgery for Endometriosis at the age of 20 and was told conceiving would be difficult and it was. This is their miracle baby. But how many families are still waiting for their miracle? My … [Read more...] about #ivf4bc supports life and Endometriosis affecting Canadian families
Sometimes I am not proud as a British Columbian, especially as we set forth to celebrate our first official holiday dedicated to families. B.C. Family Day is on February 11th and was created for families to spend more time together and to help keep us strong. B.C. Family Day is a time for families to reflect and enjoy on the joys and wonder we celebrate in having our … [Read more...] about Celebrate B.C. Family Day by Supporting #ivf4bc #bcpoli
Michael Garcia a waiter at Houston restaurant Laurenzo's was so disgusted by a comment made toward one of his long time (and littlest) patrons of the establishment he works at, that he put his job on the line and refused to serve a couple after they got up and moved tables. The waiter then heard the comment made by the father of the family about 5 year Milo who has Down … [Read more...] about Laurenzo waiter sticks up for a special needs child
When my husband and I got married all we wanted more than anything was to have a baby together. A child unites a family, bringing you closer to each other and creates a sense of unity that isn't comparable to anything else. I have a child from my previous marriage and so does my husband, yet when we tried to conceive it wasn't easy for us. We knew that in vitro fertilization … [Read more...] about #ivf4bc families are important no matter how they are created
Silk Canada is helping our environment and you should be too! Reducing our carbon footprint is something that more and more families are becoming aware of in order to help aid the environment we are leaving to our children. Some of the things our family does to help reduce waste and space in our landfills: Recycle all materials in our blue bin (glass, water bottles, … [Read more...] about Reduce your carbon footprint with Silk Canada
Violence and abuse against (anyone) is something that causes me as a dad and man in general to stop and think. When I met my wife Jodi (almost 8 years ago now), she came from an abusive relationship that caused huge emotional distress and scars for both her and my step (my son) JJ. What they lived through, dealing with the emotional and physical abuse from JJ's biological … [Read more...] about Dad’s everywhere embrace NO MORE to stop the violence!