I have spent my whole life volunteering. If not at the American Cancer Society with my dad, I was working as an operator at a crises center, emergency room volunteer even a food distributor back in the day when companies paid for lunches. I always took the extra sandwiches into the subways and handed them out to the homeless on my ride home. Why waste a perfectly good sandwich?
Now that I am a mom I want to instill the importance of giving back, being grateful for what you have and helping others when you can.
This Summer we are helping out at the Community Garden in my town. It's pretty great and we have learned so much.
|Goddess is sucking up any information other growers will share|
|Learning about when it's time to pick eggplant|
I am a firm believer in the fact that volunteer work is good for the soul. You are not only helping others but community service is a win/win. Your community can only be better if everyone chips in. As a parent I feel it is my job to not only teach respect, kindness, and the like but to encourage charity. Teaching my children that they are part of a larger community, and we are responsible for everyone around us. I feel that enforcing the value of charity I am providing my children the foundation for my son and daughter to grow up with a healthy sense of compassion and a charitable spirit that will ultimately make them the best they can be. I want the kids to be excited about as they give back to the community that has served them.
|Our plot marker|
|Some of the crafts we did! Wire dragon flies|
The moment they get to the garden they are already begging for their water bottles. I get it in fact today I had to borrow from Goddess because it felt like the sun was literally in the garden with me and it was only 9:18 and I had already gone through my water bottle. I don't sweat, I just get heat stroke. It's not a good thing and my kids are just like me. They are not ones who LOVE the heat.
This week we went to the garden with our new Glasstic water bottles.
Glasstic is a glass bottle that is completely shatterproof. It is the ultimate drink container especially for when on the go or in my kids case, going back to school.
Why Glass And Not Plastic?
1 - Plastic bottles over time cannot be completely cleaned out. It is a great way to introduce bacteria into your body. You can get glass cleaner and if you are unsure there is always the option to boil it!
2 - The dangers of the chemicals in plastics being leached into the water you are drinking.
3 - How many times have you had water taste funny after you put it into a plastic bottle. This is because the plastic holds onto it. It is gas permeable but glass is not. This is why everything tastes better in glass.
4 - Glasstic IS BPA Free,Toxin Free,Metal Free
What we love most about Glasstic besides the fact that it comes in many different colors and designs is that it is leak proof. We have had MANY, MANY water bottles that were supposedly leak proof but ended up leaking over everything. Glasstic has a locking system at the top. Switch it closed to seal and go and switch it open to drink.
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Disclaimer: I received complimentary bottles for my honest opinion. No monetary compensation was offered.