Blogs Can Change Lives — Our HP Mini Recipient!

by Janice


We can’t do everything, but we can do something…

In this installment of Blogs Can Change Lives, we want to say “THANK YOU” to all the military families around the globe.

We wish we could slip an HP Mini in every soldiers bag before they sling it over their shoulder and board their plane. But, we can slip it into ONE soldier’s bag — one special soldier who may need an extra boost of encouragement for themselves or their family.

HP Mini 1000HP is providing one HP Mini 1000 for us to giveaway. Because the Mini is designed for people on the go, we want to give it to a member of the military so they can keep in touch with the world they had to leave behind.

The HP Mini 1000 retails starting at $299.99 and at less than an inch thick and weighing little more than 2 pounds, it won’t weigh a soldier down!

We asked you for nominations and the winner is…

Angela, from MommyPR.

angela-homecomingAngela is a WAHM who is attending Capella University,studying for her BS in Marketing.

Her husband is a SGT in the US Army as a Airborne All Wheel Mechanic and is heading to Iraq in days. They have two adorable girls ages 6 & 2. They currently reside in Washington state, but have lived a number of places… their last was in Italy! Angela is the owner of Mommy PR ( and calls herself, “a true nerd at heart.”

Even with these two photos Angela sent us I am in awe of what her family has gone through. The first photo here was taken last July when her husband returned from his 15 month Afghanistan tour. The photo below was their FIRST time together for a family photo!

When she found out she and her family had been selected, Angela wrote to us:

“I can not even begin to express my gratitude to 5 Minutes for Mom and HP. We are so thankful for this prize. Times are tough right now with all families, and buying a second computer for this deployment was just out of the question. This will be used to its fullest.

angela-family-photoI can assure you this will go to great use. Not just for our family, but for someone else down there without a computer as well. Last deployment, my husband did not have his own either and thankfully a wonderful soldier lent him his any chance he wanted. I am so grateful for that. I know we will do the same this time around as well.

I cannot even put into words my thoughts about this. Huge hugs are being sent!” :-D

We are so grateful to Angela, her husband, and their family for serving and sacrificing for their country! Thank you to ALL of the military, all over the globe, working to make a safer world for all us!

And thank you to HP for helping change lives through their technology and generosity!

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Janice is co-founder of 5 Minutes For Mom. She's been working online since 2003 and is thankful her days are full of social media, writing and photography. You can see more of her photos at

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