Say Yes To Less PledgeLittle remedies DisclosureCollage For the past two years, Santa Claus unloaded his entire sleigh under my Christmas tree. At a time when my daughter couldn’t write a wish list or unwrap the red and green gifts, she received everything her little heart desired–if only she knew what the word desire meant.

Christmas 2011 (3)

To this day, we’re still pulling presents out of the closet. And funny enough, her favorite thing isn’t even a thing at all. It’s invisible! She pretends that she’s a waitress and takes my order on an imaginary notepad. She slides my credit card–which is my blog’s business card–and ask for me to sign the slip. Her face shines brighter than the angel at the top of the Christmas tree, and her smile didn’t cost a dime. So this year, I–I mean Santa–am saying Yes to Less. My daughter will get gifts of course, and I’m positive my mother will make up for the difference! However I’m spending less money, which is turn will cause less stress and negativity in my life.  

Christmas 2012 (1)

By saying Yes to Less, I can focus on what matters most–spending quality time with my daughter. The money I save this month will be deposited into a college savings account–something I’ve put off a few times.

Say Yes to Less

Want to “Say Yes to Less” this holiday season?  Take Little Remedies® online pledge. Here’s how:

1. Take the Pledge Using Your Facebook Account.

2. Select a Category to “Say Yes to Less”

There are four: sugar, distractions, waste and negativity.

3. Select a subcategory.

For example, you can pledge to swap sugary drinks for water. Or you can commit to doing more favors for people you know. It’s a way your family can get back to the basics and focus on healthy, simple living.

4. Check in Daily.

After you take the pledge, be sure to check in daily. The more you check in, the more you get. You’ll earn coupons for Little Remedies® products, and you’ll automatically be entered to win a chance at a $2,500 college savings 529 plan for your little one.  

Your small sacrifice will make a big difference in the lives of others. That’s because Little Remedies® will donate a dollar, up to $100,00, to the Make-A-Wish Foundation every time someone signs up.   If you like, you can make up your own pledge. That’s what the Bumpus Family did. They pledged Yes to Less fear after their baby girl beat cancer and became the only known survivor born with Ewing’s sarcoma. Check out there story below!

Although Little Remedies® recently launched this pledge, the company has lived by the less is more motto for years. They formulate their products with the fewest ingredients possible. That means no dyes, no artificial flavors and no alcohol, ever. For instance, Little Remedies® For Colds™ Honey Elixir is a natural alternative to traditional cough syrup products. Honey Elixir is made with great tasting honey to soothe coughs and sore throats naturally. And it’s safe for toddlers 12 months and up. My daughter recently returned from a holiday visit with her dad with a runny nose. I’m crossing my fingers that the cough doesn’t kick in, but if it does, I have a natural remedy on hand.  

Honey Elixir



Hey DFTM fam–What are you saying Yes to Less to this holiday season? My friend Brandi from Mama Knows it All is Saying Yes to Less Negativity and More Patience. Check out her story here.

About The Author

Vlog Mom/DFTM Creator

Not long ago, Heather Hopson hosted a television show in the Cayman Islands. Today, she's back home writing a different kind of story as a new mom. In her 15 years working as a professional journalist, this by far is her best assignment! Growing up, she dreamed of becoming Oprah Winfrey. She was the features editor for her school’s newspaper and a teen talk show host for her city’s most popular radio station. She went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Michigan State University. After graduation, she worked as a television producer and reporter at CBS, NBC and Fox affiliates throughout the U.S. Instead of heading to Chicago to join Ms. Winfrey on her set, she bought a plane ticket to the Cayman Islands instead. She arrived five days before a category five hurricane! She lived in paradise for seven years, hosted an award-winning television show and traveled the globe with a government delegation. She also served on the board of directors for Big Brothers Big Sisters and spearheaded a Send a Kid to Camp campaign. Then, she relocated to Washington, D.C. to obtain a teaching certification and instruct 8th grade reading at a high needs middle school. She later returned to her hometown of Pittsburgh, PA to raise her daughter Caitlynn, now 4-years-old. During her 10-month-stint as a stay-at-home mom, Caitlynn inspired her to create this blog, and Diary of a First Time Mom was born on Mother’s Day 2012. Two years later, she expanded the family to include 20+ writers. Currently, Heather serves as the communications director at Allies for Children. In addition, she is the owner of Motor Mouth Multimedia, which ranked #49 in Startup Nation’s Home-Based 100 Competition sponsored by Discover Card and Sam’s Club. Recently, The Pittsburgh Foundation and The Heinz Endowments selected Heather to receive an Emerging Black Artist award to develop Diary of a First Time Mom.

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