A couple of weeks ago I was tagged by the lovely Mrs Tubbs over at Someplace Strange and when I clicked to find out what #BlogItForward was I smiled.
Throughout December Wayfair will donate £50 to Habitat for Humanity for every blog post that includes this badge.
The idea is to give back this Christmas, blog about it, and add the badge to your blog post.
I had intended to write about me having the Hubby's family over for Christmas lunch but last weekend the boys and I decided to go through all their toys. We had a good clean out and all the toys they no longer play with were put to one side.
I don't think you realise just how much you accumulate until you have a clear out.
We filled two black bin bags full of rubbish, broken toys, and toys that were just plain rubbish (mostly old McDonalds Happy Meal toys).
The pile of toys that they no longer played with was bigger!
At first I didn't know what to do with the toys, it felt like a waste throwing them away but I didn't know anyone with younger children who might want them.
Then I realised that LP's school is always after extra toys for the Foundation Unit and to keep to one side for 'wet play' (when it's raining outside). I called in at the school to ask if they'd like the toys and they were very happy to take them.
In the end I filled two large bin bags and three smaller bags full of toys. The great thing about it is that they're all sets that we've kept together so the children in the Foundation Unit ought to have some great little toys to play with!
As much as I loved giving the toys to the school the best bit about all this was explaining to the boys why we were donating the old toys.
I explained to them that just because we don't want the toys anymore doesn't mean we should throw them in the bin. We talked about children less fortunate than us, and younger children at school, and how it can make you feel nice to help.
They were both enthusiastic about donating their toys and I was really pleased with their reaction to it.
Now according to the rules of #BlogItForward I now get to challenge two of my blogging pals, so it's over to you Mirka who writes at Fitness4Mamas, and Chantelle of Mama Mummy Mum.