Touch’d by a Kind and Giving Heart

my worldmoms making a difference

Rachel Ferrucci thinks giving to others is a natural things  Especially when we are talking about empowering women and boosting moms. " I will help moms with whatever I can, whether it is to sit for a child, help plan a party, give a connection, or just listen when they need to vent," she explains.

Rachel And she isn't exaggerating.  She can easily tick off the many charity dances and events she has helped to organize with non-profits that hold a special place in her heart, like the American Cancer Society, Leukemia and Lymphoma or Diabetes. She does these in honor of family and friends. Most recently, she has worked extensively with a local Women's Shelter.  Once she met a young woman with 2 small children who had the courage to leave an abusive relationship with only the clothes on her back.  Rachel knew she had to get involved, "When you  reach out to another person and you're able to help them, you get a sense of self worth which helps you to succeed in whatever ventures you are seeking."

Rachel is like a poster child for Mom-it-Forward...even before Mom It Forward (momIF) officially existed.  But now that we are here, she can't resist getting involved with us too. She is the President of the Northeast Chapter of momIF and even recently organized a local event to raise money for the women of Kenya.

RachelFamily Rachel even had women in mind when she started her own business, Touch'd a few years ago, "We all get in ruts, especially moms, because life is so busy and we sometimes forget to take care of ourselves.  Touch'd is a way for people to pamper themselves and feel great.  It is a big circle; when you feel great, you carry yourself with more confidence, which radiates out for others to see." Rachel creates handmade organic sugar scrubs, soasps, salt soaks and moisturizers.

Married to Rich for almost 25 years, the couple have 2 amazing daughters—Carissa and Courtney.  Rachel beams with pride when she talks about her girls -and there is no doubt she is sharing her giving spirit with them as well.

danielle s 031awfixRESUMEPIC About the Author: Danielle Smith is a mommy to two smart and sassy small people, as well as the founder and primary author of ExtraordinaryMommy.com. You can catch her hosting a brand new live show, The Spin Cycle, on MomTV.com every Wednesday at 9pmEST. She also hosts a show on Blog Talk Radio and contributes to WhyMomsMatter. Danielle is thrilled to be contributing to MomItForward as ‘giving back’ has always been an important part of who she is and what she hopes to teach her children

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An active part of the Mom It Forward team, Jyl primarily writes about parenting, social good, and all things travel related. In a past life, Jyl was an award-winning copywriter and designer of corporate training programs for Fortune 100 companies. Offline, Jyl is married to @TroyPattee; a mom to two teen boys and a beagle named #Hashtag; loves large amounts of cheese, dancing, and traveling; and lives in the beautiful Rocky Mountains. Topping her bucket list is the goal to visit 50 countries by the time she's 50.

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