Monday, November 1, 2010

Blogging for Awareness, Day 1

Did you know that the month of November marks National Family Caregivers Month...and National Blog Posting Month?

At Hopeful Parents, we're planning on celebrating both those events each and every day of the month, starting today...

...and we want you to join us! Here's how:

1. Allowing Us to Link to You

If you blog, and so many of you do, write a post about parenting your kid(s) with special needs...then link to it on our site. You'll see the instructions for how to do this at the bottom of this post. Go ahead, scroll down if you want...pretty easy, huh? You can do this once, or you can link to us every time you write a new post during the month of November. More details here.

2. "Liking" Hopeful Parents on Facebook

If you're on Facebook, and so many of you are, like us! We're starting the month with roughly 2,000 likes. We're really going to push the envelope here -- and get the word out far and wide that Hopeful Parents, a grassroots parent-to-parent support group that's reaches all crevices and corners of the internet, exists for all of us who have children with special needs. Do you think we can reach 5,000 likes by the end of the month? Let's give it a go!

It's super easy to like us -- just click on Facebook's "like" button over there on the sidebar. Or check out our profile.

3. Joining Hopeful Parents

If you've got some extra spending cash, and I know less of you do, I ask you sincerely and from the bottom of my heart to become a member of Hopeful Parents. It's only $25 for the whole year -- that's less than $3 a month. Though we're a small organization right now, we can only grow in numbers and financially through the support of our members.

Each day this month, I'll give you one good reason to join Hopeful Parents. Today's reason? You should join Hopeful Parents because you want to be part of a community who understand what it's like being an "extreme parent." We are your tribe!

Membership dues will help us offset our operating costs, and will provide you the following benefits:

  • a monthly newsletter starting in Decemberinvitations to Meet & Greets in various locations across the country
  • priority communication on special announcements
  • access to Working Advantage, a national rewards and discount program for retailers and entertainment providers

More about that in the coming days...

Whew! That's a lot, and enough for now. Look for me tomorrow...I'll be here every day this month!

And now, the links. Super simple. Write a post. Copy the URL of your post. Paste it here:


  1. Thank you for joining us here at HP. I am hopeful that this community will enable us all to share our stories, learn from each other and support one another! Your comments are greatly appreciated.

  2. Thanks, Hopeful Parents, for setting up this creative way for us to connect to one another during November. It's great to be part of this community!

  3. Please click on the person's name above in order to go to their linked post.
    Read / Share / Comment and join in the joy of supporting one another!
    Thank you HP for bringing us all together.

  4. I'm looking forward to linking throughout the month! Thanks for the opportunity -- as always.

  5. My post was originally written/blogged in January 2009. Hope it's okay to link it here now.