Category Archives: Inspiring Organizations

My New Projects: Consulting and Accessibility

I’ve been working hard on a few projects lately. I left my job in 2017 and went back to school to get my certificate in nonprofit management. I felt pretty confident I would find a new job easily, considering my … Continue reading

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Inspiration: Being Outside in Nature

Wow, it has been a while since I have written. This year I took a contract as an Interim Executive Director of a local nonprofit, which took much of my time and energy, plus I was still working for FamilyWorks. … Continue reading

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Headbands: An Opportunity for Compassion

Ever since the World Cup games several years ago, my son has become very interested in sports. He has tried out (in this order) ultimate frisbee, soccer, and most recently, basketball. My son uses two cochlear implants to hear, and because … Continue reading

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My Daughter’s Post about the Hiroshima Bomb

My 12 year old daughter never ceases to amaze me. She wrote an article about the bombing of Hiroshima– today is the 70th anniversary. We just came back from visiting that marvelous country and she participated in a goodwill piano concert. … Continue reading

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The Danger of a Single Story

Originally posted on The Inspired Philanthropist:
Check out this interesting TED talk by Chimamanda Adichie. Her message is so right on: Our perceptions of others usually arise from a “single story”. I am keenly aware that the single story can…

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Fitting in at Camp Goodtimes

Boy, this summer is flying by. I have found very little time to focus on my writing– most of my energy has been directed towards spending time with my kids and putting my hours in at work. But I did … Continue reading

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Foster Care and the Power of Storytelling

My first post of the spring! It made me feel great and I hope you enjoy it too.

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Birthday Dreams for All: Providing Birthday Parties for Children of Struggling Families

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

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The Global Foundation for Children with Hearing Loss

I’ve been meaning to post about The Global Foundation for Children with Hearing Loss for a while. I’ve been working with the E.D. and founder, Paige Stringer, for the last few months on various things, including writing this article that just … Continue reading

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Costume Swaps: Reduce the Stress, Time, and Money!

Halloween is fast approaching! I have been asked to share how I did a costume swap at my kids’ school a few years ago. This “how to” spiel can be tweaked for other settings- community centers, neighborhoods, grocery stores, etc. … Continue reading

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