[VIDEO] Donating Little Remedies in My Friend’s Memory #ColorOfInfluence

Disclosure: Many thanks to Little Remedies for providing free product. All opinions are my own. #ColorOfInfluence

When I was in college, my friend “K” was murdered by her boyfriend. She was a sweet, soft spoken person I’d met in high school when we both worked at the neighborhood McDonald’s. After we talked for awhile, I found out we were member of the same large non-denominational church,  but attended different services. K’s death was shocking and hurtful for everyone who knew her, especially her parents and brother. I struggled to cope since it had been months since I’d seen or talked to her before she was killed. The local media covered all the salacious details, including that her boyfriend was married while he dated K and they met at our church.

How could such a sweet person have something so horrible happen to her? How could she stay in an abusive relationship when she had so many people around her that loved her?

As a journalist, I’ve covered countless domestic violence cases and they all made me think of K. This week she was on my mind as well when I donated Little Remedies New Parents’ Survival Kits to the Women’s Resource Center to End Domestic Violence. Each month, my neighborhood association chooses a charity and asks residents to contribute unused products the domestic violence victims could use. I knew that women who are escaping a dangerous situation in their homes may have the added stress of caring for newborns, infants and toddlers, so this kit worth $40 would be helpful to them. It also comes with a travel tote they can use on the go. A.J. helped me when I dropped off the kits and I shot this short video.


The Little Remedies New Parents Survival Kit sells for $40 and includes:

– Gripe Water for fussy, colicky infants

– Decongestant Nose Drops

– Gas Drops
– Saline Drops
– Nasal Aspirator
– Dosing Chart
– Infant Acetaminophen
– Bonus Travel Bag

Donating Little Remedies in My Friend's Memory ~ MommyTalkShow.com
These are the essentials for anyone who’s expecting. At Little Remedies products “We believe when it comes to children and medication, less is more. That’s why we formulate our full line of remedies with the fewest ingredients possible.”

Donating Little Remedies in My Friends Memory ~ MommyTalkShow.com

I also called my friend Margaret Goins with First Alliance Church in Atlanta to see if she knew of another group for parents that could use a donation like the Little Remedies kits.  Margaret is part of a ministry to help struggling mothers, especially those who are considering abortion by offering counseling and support. The ministry hosts baby showers for needy, new mothers so I donated six kits to their efforts.

Thank you to Little Remedies for helping me take a moment to remember my friend, K and to help Atlanta women like her who are coping with violence, loss and parenthood. Follow Little Remedies on Facebook  and @LittleRemedies on Twitter for more parenting advice and wellness news. This experience has allowed me to learn more about the brand I’ve used since A.J. was born especially the infant acetaminophen and saline spray for his runny or dry nose.

Donating Little Remedies in My Friend's Memory #ColorOfInfluence ~ MommyTalkShow.com

Another thank you to Little Remedies for sharing my “allergy advice” on Facebook:

About Joyce Brewer

Creator & Host of Mommy Talk Show. Emmy award-winning TV journalist.Wife & Mommy; Mom Blogger; Social Media Coach; Long Island, New York transplant living in Atlanta, GA. Follow Joyce on Twitter @MommyTalkShow Author of Use What You Know: A Business Idea Guide for Moms featuring interviews with mompreneurs who created businesses using their skills & backgrounds.

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9 comments

  1. This is a great idea for a product, and it would make a great baby shower gift.

  2. Aww, that’s so sweet of you to donate!
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  3. I love little remedies. This is a great kit, we purchase everything separately. So great that you are able to donate, these to moms in need.

  4. What a touching post.
    I’ve never heard of the line.I’m sure if we have it in Canada.

  5. I absolutely love this post. I love the idea of donating the Little Remedies kit in honor of your friend. I am going to go out a purchase a few to donate to the Ronald McDonald house here. Thanks so much for sharing.
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  6. I’m so so sorry to hear about your friend K-what a tragic waste-but the fact that you still remember her keeps her spirit alive-which is a comfort to her family I’m sure. I’m glad that you pay it forward with such a great company Little Remedies-I love brands that do this too! thanks for sharing
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  7. Raeding your story of K I cant help but think that she has kept you inspired and empathetic to others in domestic violence situations. Sometimes it takes just that to shake us up, to motivate us to make a change to make a difference. I am sorry you lost your friend but she lives on through you and your efforts to help those that need it.

    Little Remedies are a very nice company… I donate to Toys for Tots andaround Christmas had won a package from a blog. When I was emailing back and forth (the woman was super nice) I told her that who I donated through (Salvation Army) also had a womens shelter and they sent a ton of stuff to take over . They truly do help others and thats nice to see in a company.

  8. What a wonderful way to remember and honor your friend. Those are awesome gift packs – I’ll have to remember those for baby shower gifts. What new mom wouldn’t love one of those?! Love Little Remedies products!

  9. I’m so sorry about your friend Joyce. I’ve used Little Remedies for all my children. I wanted to add that your post gave me an idea to propose to my neighborhood association. That’s great your neighborhood chooses somewhere to donate each month.
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