- Fitting in at Camp Goodtimes wp.me/p1v5IX-vN @americancancer 2 days ago
- Talking about #Philanthropy with @GirlScouts wp.me/p1v5IX-vJ 3 weeks ago
- Raising Awareness with Seattle Seahawks Derrick Coleman wp.me/p1v5IX-vF @dc2forlife @gfhearingloss #hearing loss 1 month ago
Author Archives: esralston
My first post of the spring! It made me feel great and I hope you enjoy it too.
Wow, February just flew by! It has been a wet, rainy month here. My writing has gone into hibernation! My storytelling class just ended and I am feeling a bit bereft – – we had a great, supportive group. I’m determined … Continue reading
For the last 5 weeks I have been taking an online class through Acumen and the Ariel Group, called “Storytelling for Change.” The main task of the course is to tell a brief 1-2 minute personal story that frames the … Continue reading
February is the month of love! Here’s a cool idea to whet your appetite for spreading the love!
Recently, I noticed Shiori, the Japanese student who has been living with us since September as part of a homestay program for college students, seemed a little sad. Shiori attends the University of Washington and is in an international studies … Continue reading
I’ve been wondering about how to explore the concept of philanthropy with my kids. I realize that such a large concept feels sort of intangible. In one of my early blog posts, I explore the definition of philanthropy. But I now … Continue reading
I’ve never gone hungry before. Sure, I mean, I’ve fasted and skipped a meal here and there and felt pretty hungry during those times, but I have never had to worry about where my next meal is coming from. I’ve … Continue reading
Saw this great TED talk by Young-ha Kim, a South Korean writer, about not letting anything stop you from being an artist. He spoke of parents who played Legos with their kids, even after the kid has lost interest, and the parents … Continue reading
Happy New Year! Here is my first Parentmap post of 2014. I love the idea of volunteers coming together to pull off a party for kids whose families can’t afford this luxury. Now that 2014 is off to a good … Continue reading