Category Archives: Parentmap Articles

Experiencing Another Culture Without Leaving Home

If you have ever thought about hosting someone from another country in your home, this article I wrote might convince you it’s a great idea. It’s not for everyone, but it has been a fun experience for me and my … Continue reading

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Global Service Opportunities for Teens

At long last, my piece on global service opportunities for teens is out! This was great fun to write and there was a lot of information to sift through. Happy holidays!

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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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