25 June 2012

GIVEAWAY for Make Peace at Home!


GIVEAWAY!!!!


Not my usual GIVEAWAY but it is a GREAT cause and a GREAT way to HELP yourself and maybe WIN one of two 50 dollar CASH gift cards in the process!

Yap that is me sitting on my Dad's lap!

I carry this pic with me EVERYWHERE I go!

I look at this pic and think that these two parents wanted the world for their kids!

Little did they know the damage they were doing to their most prized possessions!

Growing up with DV and alcoholism was unbearable!

There are NO WORDS to describe watching my sweet Mother get beat up by the person I adored !

My first memory of one of the fights was probably at this age in the pic! My Mom had put the pickles on my Father's sandwhich wrong!

Did you know there was a right way or a wrong way????

I knew it was not okay and as the oldest I tried to protect her but I also wanted my Dad's love!

Not an easy place to be.........


 
So the woman behind Make Peace at Home is a designer! She had contacted me over a year ago to shoot pics for her! 

We talked on the phone a couple times she was a lawyer too but found herself wanting to be home with her babies!

I didn't hear back from her! Which isn't unusual in my field!

I just figured she picked a different photog etc!

Well guess what I heard back from her and she has done a bunch since I last talked with her!

You can read here.....

Money. Work stress. In laws. Health issues. Wet towels. Chores. Intimacy (or lack of). Terrible twos, and threes and fourteens or anyteens. Mid life crisis. Estranged siblings full of resentment because someone isn't showing up to care for mom. Uncomfortable silence in the wake of a fight. And oh no, Thanksgiving...with them.
There countless reasons why our homes are not peaceful. And in the he...at of it all, we fight, we use silence as a weapon, we flee, we tear our kids apart. But we're family, right? Wehave the preordained right to be stuck with each other. So the endless cycle begins. Home becomes hostile. We fake it, we wait for the next falling out, we collect resentment like a bird collects twigs for a nest. Quietly, we rest our heads on the twigs at night. We perch on them at the dinner table. And wow, when one of those twigs snap! It's ugly.


Make Peace at Home came to me as a vision. Really, it was my personal plea to the universe. My family has been shaken with life in the past five years. Two new babies, health issues, financial strain, business failure, painful loss. Frankly, some really traumatizing stuff. And I, the conflict resolution expert, was screaming and fighting like everyone else. We fell apart. So more accurately stated, my plea sounded more like a demand - "I want peace at home". And the demand was not granted .

But then, quite miraculously, Mahatma Gandhi whispered in my ear - not literally, but from the pages of a quote website :-)

"Be the change you want to see in the world."

and it hit me, the only way I could have want I desperately wanted was to Make it happen. The same, I'll bet, is true for you, my friend.

So here we are.

Make Peace at Home is an offering to help families understand why they fight, how to fight less or at least better and if we're lucky to turn our conflicts into opportunities to LOVE HARDER. We'll be exploring relevant topics with experts. We'll ask questions. We'll look hard at ourselves and at those we love. We'll learn. We'll find our vision and find our voices. And hopefully, if my instinct is right, we'll be better for it.

Come explore with me and let's...

Make Peace
 
Growing up with DV, alcoholism and then going on to marry an alcoholic even though I swore I would not I find this adventure she is on a GREAT thing!

It took me FOREVER to sit down and write this! Wasn't sure really how to do this but I truly feel that she is on to something so why not try and HELP her GROW! Soooooooo.....
 
Her show starts tomorrow Tuesday 5pm EST on Toginet.com

I know I will be tuning in!

HOW TO WIN....

So PLEASE go like her page HERE!!
LEAVE a message on her page stating why PEACE at HOME is important!
Join her BLOG email list HERE!!

Details are listed on raflecopter!
a Rafflecopter giveaway

And you might just find you won 50 dollars!
GIVEAWAY ends July 2nd! WINNER posted July 3rd!






24 comments:

  1. Left a comment on Peace at Homes page! Sounds amazing! A must hear! Thank you!

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  2. I have wrote on make peace at home's fb page with why peace at home is important :)

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  3. Left a comment- I too, was a child of an alcoholic parent. My dad went to rehab right before I turned 15.. It is hard to change after being addicted for so long.. my mom still had enough. They got divorced and a month after the divorce was final, my dad passed away. Very profound moment in my life.

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  4. Jennifer, my heart is overflowing at your beautiful blog post. As I mentioned to you, I had to muster up some courage to start the conversation that I'll be having through Make Peace at Home and it means the world to me to hear how the subject touches people's lives. Thank you for introducing me to your fantastic audience. You rock ;)

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  5. Thanks for this great giveaway and the opportunity to win this great prize...I left a comment on Peace at homes facebook page Amy Tolley

    greeneyesamytolley@aol.com

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  6. posted on her page, so glad there is a site like this. i grew up witnessing DV also and it was hard. Although I don't see it now, i know it has affected me. I hope and pray DV can be gone and this is one step closer. thank you for this site.

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  7. I posted on her page why I think it's so important! https://www.facebook.com/MakePeaceatHome/posts/444034398963940

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  8. I subscribed to her mailing list! jenniferyoungcoupons@gmail.com

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  9. Shared this giveaway on facebook! http://www.facebook.com/jennifer.young.54922169/posts/325080890909635

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  10. left comment about importance of peace at home

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    penny hyde

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  11. signed up for her email.

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    penny hyde

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  12. Jenn, this is so amazing and I posted on her page why!

    Erin Smith

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  13. Subscribed with my email!

    Erin Smith

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  14. Shared on fb

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    Erin Smith

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  15. Jenn I posted why peace at home is important on her FB page!

    What an awesome cause!

    Trisha Foerster
    trishafoerster@gmail.com

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  16. Subscribed to her blog!

    Trisha Foerster
    trishafoerster@gmail.com

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  17. Shared on FB!

    Trisha Foerster
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  18. Posted why peace at home is important! mjalfano19@gmail.com

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  19. Suscribed by email! mjalfano19@gmail.com

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  20. Shared on FB! mjalfano19@gmail.com Stacy Kemper Alfano

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