I’ve made this blog page to list ways you can support our family with your regular shopping! We’ve been ever so grateful for the donations through the Go Fund Me page our family set up for us, but realize it’s not feasible for everyone. But maybe you gotta do some shopping anyways this month and could support us that way!
For anyone wanting to follow along with Whitney’s story (or just not sure what has happened!), please follow the #whitneyvioletpearl hashtag on Facebook or join the “Whitney’s Health Journey” Facebook group.
Why are we asking for support?
While we thankfully do not, at this time, have to do a fourth trip to Toronto, there will be some uncovered expenses related to Whitney’s prosthetic eye and care throughout her life. We also are trying to recover from over a month of time where my self-employed husband Nathan was not able to work (due to being in Toronto or just having a lot of related appointments at home.) He also had minimal work during the height of the Covid19 pandemic in the spring/summer.
And if you are in the Facebook group, you know that at the same time we found out about Whitney’s cancer diagnosis, we also discovered extensive black mold in our kitchen. That has turned into a “chasing the mold” situation where we have found mold in the basement too, and are looking at spending at least $50,000 to get it all professionally remediated and an all-new kitchen put in place. Ouch! (Not to mention the mental stress of wanting our house to be a healthy place to live!)
Support from Friends’ Businesses:
Our very kind friend Tamara Hiltz has a beautiful handmade crafts Etsy shop called Bellalyn Boutique, and she is donating 100% of her current sales to Whitney! Please check it out! She also has a Facebook Page for her crafting, and offers custom creations.
Affiliate Shopping Links:
When you shop through these links, you don’t spend any more (actually, you often spend less) but I earn some commission! This is an easy way for you to support us while you do regular shopping anyways!
At this time I don’t have an active Amazon Affiliates account, but I’ll update this page when I do. Just so you know though, Amazon Affiliate commission is very minimal so it isn’t as big of a priority for me to spend my time on as the ones below.
Online Shop Club
In the last few months I have really benefitted from being a Melaleuca Shop Club member. I’ve reduced my trips to the grocery/drug store, and had no problems buying cleaning supplies, hand sanitizer and more when others were scrambling for supplies! Any member can refer others and earn a commission from that referral. The only catch is that I need your e-mail address to refer you and get the credit for your order. But I’ll drop some info/links below, and if you’re interested message me your e-mail! The membership usually costs $19 but it is only $1 until November 18.
You’ve probably heard or seen some of these brands. Here is some of what the store carries:
- Ecosense concentrated cleaning products
- Sei Bella haircare, skincare and makeup (all meeting or exceeding European healthy ingredient standards)
- Simply Fit granola bars, protein powders and fun snacks
- Renew therapeutic lotion
- Peak Performance multi-vitamins
- Florify probiotics
- Plus hand soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, dishwasher detergent, first aid supplies, candles, essential oils, and just so many other basic things you probably buy anyways!
Here is a two-minute summary video (password Make). Reach out to me with your e-mail or if you have more questions! I know the “referral” part is a little different, but trust me, with Covid19 supply chain issues and everything else right now, this store has become so beneficial and has contributed to my peace of mind! If you don’t have my contact info yet, find me through the social media links at the top of my blog.
Thrive Life Freeze Dried Foods
You’ve seen me blog about this as my “Best Mom Hack.” I am an Independent Consultant with Thrive Life. Thrive Life groceries are amazing for building an emergency food supply, having fun kids snacks, or for minimal mess, quick, healthy meals! You can shop through my store right here: bestmomhack.com or go right to my Canadian store here: kmeyers.thrivelife.ca (prices in USD). Remember to do the monthly ordering option (you can cancel right after your first order if you really want to) so you get the 15% off, the monthly specials and the option of free shipping. For an extra $50 credit and extra perks, get a consultant starter kit. (There is no requirement to sell it; you can just buy a kit). We will have a Black Friday Sale this month, so join my mailing list if you’d like to stay in the loop!
Ruvi is a sister company to Thrive Life that is purely an affiliate model (no consultants). They are whole food fruit and veggie smoothies. They are a great option on their own or mixed with your favourite protein powder. They really stand out from the competition – check out why right here! This is my affiliate website and I earn 10% commission: goruvi.bestmomhack.com.
I will add more affiliate links as I find them and sign up for them! I have a couple in mind already but am waiting to see if I qualify. Thanks all!
This is a scripture we are standing on for ourselves and believing for everyone who has prayed for us, encouraged us and supported us as we walk through this intense time in our lives:
Galations 6:7-9 (The Passion Translation)
7 Make no mistake about it, God will never be mocked! For what you plant will always be the very thing you harvest. 8 The harvest you reap reveals the seed that was planted. If you plant the corrupt seeds of self - life into this natural realm, you can expect to experience a harvest of corruption. If you plant the good seeds of Spirit-life you will reap the beautiful fruits that grow from the everlasting life of the Spirit.
9 And don’t allow yourselves to be weary or disheartened in planting good seeds, for the season of reaping the wonderful harvest you’ve planted is coming! 10 Take advantage of every opportunity to be a blessing to others, especially to our brothers and sisters in the family of faith!
Meaning: we believe that you are blessed to be a blessing! That you will reap for yourselves a blessing for your kindness you’ve shown to us! Thank you all so much! It has not been easy to accept the support from others. In many ways it is easier to default to being self-sufficient, but God is teaching me that others are blessed and encouraged by the ability to be of help. So I want to offer easy ways for you to do that!