Explore The Power of Play

There is a wealth of data on the power of play and the difference unstructured play can make in the health and well-being of a child. The rising number of children suffering from obesity, ADHD and depression is alarming. Want to learn more about the power of play? Check out the play studies and research at … Continue Reading

The Truth About Imposed Princess Syndrome

If you know me, you know I don’t believe in applying repressive gender roles to my daughter. She and I were shopping yesterday when I noticed two baby boomers staring at her. More specifically, they were staring at her ensemble. My girl was wearing light pink corduroy pants with a pattern of sparkling gems at … Continue Reading

Shanti Uganda, Infant and Maternal Health Care

In a country where 16 women die giving birth each day and 18 percent of new HIV infections are transmitted from mother to child, Shanti Uganda provides a safe, nurturing and empowering birthing house for Ugandan mothers. The Shanti Uganda Birth House is a solar powered maternity center located in the Luweero District of Uganda. It provides: … Continue Reading

Water Is The Gift Of Life

Most of us here in the U.S. take for granted our access to clean, safe water. I know my children and I certainly do. Horrifically, 800 million people worldwide don’t have that same access. Add to that lack of access 2.5 billion without safe, clean places to go to the toilet and the result is … Continue Reading

Happy New Year, My Friends… You Rock!

Happy New Year! Your support in 2012 was priceless. Your kindness went unmatched. Your friendship now irreplaceable. Thank you, my friends. Looking forward to 2013!

Kids Kicking Hunger In The New Year

I know I’ve written about Share Our Strength in another post but it’s been awhile and with the New Year upon us, I’d like to give you an update. Supporting non-profits fighting for global eradication of childhood hunger has become increasingly important to my family. It’s a cause very dear to me because it was … Continue Reading

Another Holiday Gift That Gives Back

When Jennifer James shared information for this charitable organization with the Global Team of 200, I instantly fell in love with one of the charitable gifts attached to the cause. Oxfam is an international relief and development organization creating long-term solutions for poverty, hunger and social injustice—a confederation of 17 Oxfams working in more than 90 … Continue Reading