WaterAid, Building Something Incredible

Can you imagine your own children not getting an education, not realizing their dreams because there weren't any water taps or toilets available in the schools? WaterAid just launched an exciting, unique summer campaign to provide 12,000 kids in 31 schools with 150 taps and 100 toilets in Madagascar. WaterAid's project will transform the lives of these school children. In Madagascar, the lack of taps and toilets is a very real issue. Each year, 13,000 children under the age of five die from … … Continue Reading

Keeping Families Safe, Our Children Are Vulnerable

I believe keeping my family safe is one the most important jobs I will ever have. I’ve talked about the what-if-momster a time or two here on the blog. Recall, she's the uninvited guest who shows up on my doorstep frequently and always overstays her … … Continue Reading

Kids Achieve Greater Literacy With Healthier Foods

Eight of the world's leaders, including President Obama, will convene on June 17th and 18th in Northern Ireland for the annual G8 Summit. A newly released report by Save The Children, titled Food For Thought, demonstrates global nutrition should be … … Continue Reading

Celebrate and Empower Moms Everywhere

This Mother's Day, celebrate the strength and resilience of moms and women everywhere. Honor an influential woman in your life and provide opportunity for other women by gifting a patch for the digital quilt at Opportunity International. Gifts … … Continue Reading

Saving Newborn Lives, A Global Conversation

Do you know almost 3 million newborns die world-wide every year? Do you know the most common causes of these newborn deaths are infection, prematurity and birth asphyxia (when a baby’s brain gets little or no oxygen before, during or immediately … … Continue Reading

Don’t Take Clean Water For Granted

Today is World Water Day. It's an important day established by the United Nations to identify world-wide water issues. A day to draw attention to the facts. 783 million people, or 11% of the world’s population, do not have safe water to drink and … … Continue Reading

Modern, Progressive World Demands Equality

This day means the world to me. I’ve fought for most of my life in the battle of equality for women. I grew up watching my mom fight, and we both continue to fight on behalf of my 5 year-old daughter. I spent the better part of my adult life … … Continue Reading