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

Empty Nest Syndrome With One Still At Home?

I recently opened a letter addressed to my son from Ohio State University. I figured why not, I should handle his business while he's spending his summer working hard earning additional credit hours to get a few more steps ahead. And I wanted to know … … Continue Reading

Goodbye, Google Reader

It's time to say goodbye to Google's blog reader. Not long ago, Google announced the July 1 retirement of its once popular Google Reader. If you're a regular reader of the blog, please take a minute to update your reading preferences here so you … … 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

Looking Back and Forward At The Same Time

In honor of my blog's 2 year anniversary today, or blogiversary as it's called, I'm inviting you to go back to the beginning with me. It's been a fun ride with a lot of lessons learned. I've learned a lot about my love of writing. About myself, … … 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