Friday, 15 November 2013

Movember Mama

Hi Everyone!

Unless you've been living under a rock, I'm sure you're well aware that what is otherwise the dreariest, greyest month of the year, November, is also fondly known as "Movember". It's the time of the year where all of the usually clean-shaven, baby-faced men we all know and love suddenly start to sprout every imaginable shape and variety of "manly" facial hair (and those who love them keep just THAT much more distance when embracing them), all in the name of philanthropy.

What kind of philanthropy requires suddenly sprouting 'staches, you ask? The kind that raises awareness and funds for men's health issues (including prostate and other cancers). They're "changing the face of men's health". (Get it?!)

As a lady who (thankfully) cannot grow hair on my face, I have decided to contribute my part as a "Mo Sista"by supporting those who can. Even little miss is helping out!

My hubby is participating in Movember for the first time this year. Inspired by other #MovemberDads on Twitter, he joined up with  the Canadian Dads Movember Team. (You can read all about his inspiration and decision to dive face-first into Movember here: Mitch's Movember blog post .) Check out Mitch's Mo Space! to keep up with his valiant efforts (and donate if you're so inclined).

I also actually just purchased 2 of the cutest mustache-print head-scarves (1 for me and 1 for munchkin) from MoTies on Etsy. All proceeds from the sales of this shop will be going to the Movember campaign of one of Mitch's MoBro teammates, Mike Reynolds (@puzzlingpostdad ).

Waiting for them to arrive in the mail to snap some fun mommy-daughter selfies to share!

They are also selling these awesome MoTies in their Etsy store.

Still not convinced you're ready to donate to the cause (really? even with those cute headbands?!)? Did you know you could get back up to 29% of your donations as a federal tax credit? Yup! The Funny Accountant explains how.

Now go Mo!

P.S. Did you know that as of 2011, Canadians are the largest contributors to Movember?

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