FireMom happens to be one of the 50 blogs participating in the amazing HP Magic Giveaway (http://www.hp.com/united-states/campaigns/blogger-magic/). Click on the link below to FireMom's fabuous Blog so you can have a chance to win $6000.00 worth of HP & Microsoft gear.
Its great that these collective prizes will impact so many lives in a powerful, positive way.
sharing the magic: If I was fortunate enough to win, I would love to be able to gift a computer to my daughter who is working diligently in establishing independent functionality as a young, autistic adult. Our large family (includes 5 kids) has very limited financial resources, and having her own computer would be therapeutic and allow her to blog, take online courses,network socially and really take advantage of all the positive attributes that the internet has to offer.
I would also love to gift a needy family through the Endependence Center (http://www.endependence.org/) a wonderful, local organization in my area that has been instrumental in providing transitional services for my daughter and many other families with disabilities. My daughter and I tutor there once a week, and we know first hand that this gift would really change a person's life.
Lastly, I would love to win a laptop for myself (we have one old desktop for our 7 member family) and gift a laptop to a co-worker & close friend who is a struggling, single, young Mom. She and I are both nurses at at a Local hospital here in Virginia. We have promised to see each other through acquiring our degrees together (we're enrolled together at Indiana State University's online RN-BSN program) and this would be a blessed and most useful gift.
I really feel that this would be a blessing to anyone who is fortunate enought to win! A big Thank you to HP & FireMom for hosting such a rewarding and generious giveaway!