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A Different Way of Giving for Birthdays and Holidays

I’ve been working on researching for an article I just finished for the Parentmap print magazine about global service trips for teens (stay tuned- it’s coming out later this month), which is why you haven’t seen me posting much lately. … 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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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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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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Working at FamilyWorks

Today was my first day at my new job at FamilyWorks! I have been hired as the volunteer coordinator of this cool nonprofit, whose mission is to “nourish and strengthen individuals and families by connecting people with support, resources, and community.” … Continue reading

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“Doing Good” Blog on Parentmap

I’ve managed to land a twice-a-month blogging gig on Parentmap, a very cool resource for parenting articles and activities around town for families. The title of the column is “Doing Good.” We tossed around a bunch of titles like “Think … Continue reading

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