Category Archives: global

We Have Room

My husband and I decided we cannot stand by while refugee children turn themselves in at the border only to be treated like criminals. We have room. Continue reading

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Raising Media Aware & Current Events Savvy Kids: 21 Resources

Raise kids to be informed citizens without subjecting them to an information overload or current events-related despair. Lots of activities and resources with 50+ links. Continue reading

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I Heckle, You Heckle, Let’s All Heckle

Hecklers were people who were knowledgeable and alert to hypocrisy. They were aware how easily something nasty can snag what’s useful into uselessness until it’s pulled free. Nearly everyone I know is, by that definition, a heckler. Continue reading

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International Hosting: How Strangers Become Family

A little girl from 4,600 miles is a member of our family. Find out how you can become a host too. Continue reading

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Prevent Sweatshop Horrors As You Shop

Consumer demand for cheaply priced clothes and other goods is directly related to horrors like the recent garment factory fire in Bangladesh that killed over 800. How we shop can change that. Here are over 100 links to companies that keep all production in the United States, Continue reading

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Changing The World One Choice At A Time

Small everyday choices are values elevated to action. Continue reading

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Respecting A Child’s Urge To Discover

Trust that kids can innovate and learn. Find out just how capable they can be. Continue reading

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