Category Archives: Parentmap Articles

3rd Graders are named Outstanding Young Philanthropists of 2013

I just wrote a very fun article about how 3rd grade students at Ordway Elementary School on Bainbridge Island have become intimately involved in a project that helps a community on Ometepe, an island in Lake Nicaragua. Makes me wish … Continue reading

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Income Generating Opportunities for Fistula Patients

I have written a few times about obstetric fistula in the past– it is such a preventable public health issue and it makes me want to yell from the rooftops so everyone knows about it. If more people know about … Continue reading

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Teens in Public Service

It’s fall again! As the school year begins, I thought I would start out with an article about service learning and a neat organization called Teens in Public Service. Good information for those who want to get their kids more … Continue reading

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A Conversation with My Daughter about Empowering Girls

My 10-year-old daughter and I had an amazing conversation about Girl Rising, a documentary we recently saw. Please check out my blog post about it. I definitely recommend this movie- it is very thought provoking and a great conversation piece … Continue reading

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Obliteride: A Bike Ride to Obliterate Cancer

Check out my updated post on Obliteride, a new community event this coming weekend (Aug 9-11) to raise money for cancer research. Cancer touches so many of us, whether or not we have or had a friend or family member … Continue reading

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International Women-Run Cooperatives: An Exhibit at the Burke Museum

The Burke Museum has an “Empowering Women’s Artisan Exhibit” featuring women-run cooperatives from all around the world. Read all about it here.

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Voluntourism: A Different Way of Seeing the World

A cool way to see the world: by simultaneously being a tourist and a volunteer! Check out my Parentmap post about some families who did this with their children and how you can get started on this path.

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Best Friends Today, But Not Tomorrow

My mother always told me I’d be lucky if I went through life keeping the same best friend. I used to scoff at her, thinking this was one of her usual negative spins on friendships. And you know, I thought … Continue reading

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