Tuesday, July 7, 2009

An Amazing Blog and Blogger

I am not sure how I first stumbled across 1+1+1+1=1, but I was blessed to find it. It is the blog of a missionary family living and serving in an inner city. They minister and lead many programs at their community church. In addition, this Mommy blogger is a former Kindergarten teacher who uses her education and experience to homeschool her children. Carisa shares all of her wonderful ideas, activities, and organizational methods on their blog. For specific information about all of the different categories offered on 1+1+1+1=1, go here.

Carisa also has two additional blogs: Totally Tots is a blog she started for Christian Moms who are choosing to keep their tots at home in possible preparation for a homeschooling future. This blog has tons of different categories. To name a few: Bible Bites, Now I Know My ABCs, Tot Food, Simply Made, and Crafty Corner. It also "Features" a new tot each week. You can email your tot's picture and information for a chance to be featured. Too cute!

Raising My Lil' Ladybug is where Carisa documents the growth of her baby daughter. She also uses this blog to post about her first experience with cloth diapering and natural living. I like checking out all of lil' ladybug's adorable outfits.

As you can imagine, Carisa is a very busy wife and mommy. Caring for three little ones and her husband, homeschooling two of her children, and leading several children's ministry programs at her Church does not leave her with a lot of free time. However, with what free time she does have, Carisa chooses to give back to the blogging community by sharing lots and lots of ideas, activities, and printables for young children of all ages. I have enjoyed all of her hardwork for quite a while and would now like to give back to Carisa by supporting an important ministry at her Church.

Carisa' husband works with recovering addicts and heads up the entire recovery ministry at the Church where he and Carisa serve. They have recently acquired a property through a sheriff sale that will be used as transitional housing for men who are in the pre and post stages of their recovery journey. Their hope and prayer is that The Redemption House will be a place that will lead many to Christ and sobriety. This ministry has launched a campaign to pay for this house in full by August 3, 2009.

To support Carisa and her husband and their Church with this honorable campaign, The Itty-Bitty Bookworm will be donating 10% of their sales from now until August 3, 2009. Please show your support by placing your Itty-Bitty curriculum orders during this time period and typing "Redemption House" into the comments section at check out.

We appreciate your support!


Carisa said...

WOW Tara, I am so honored, what an incredible post, I am truly humbled to read this, thank you.

Teresa said...

I agree Tara - I too love Carisa's blog. Glad to have found yours also.

Quinne said...

What a lovely thing to do, Tara! I will read through your product info and see if we can help. Blessings, Q

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Jolene said...

I have to Ditto your post. I find so much inspiration in Carisa's blog and have used and modified allot of her teaching tool.