We are a one-income family, and yes, our financial situation is stretched to the limit at times, but we are usually able to survive from paycheck to paycheck and have what we need. It was not always so. Let me tell you a little story. About 15 years ago, I found out that I was pregnant with my youngest son. At the time, I had a good paying job as a legal assistant working with a well-respected law firm. I managed to work through most of my pregnancy until my last trimester when complications towards the end of my pregnancy caused me to be put … [Read more...] about Fight Hunger. Spark Change.
Making A Difference
When you volunteer your time and energy, your support and enthusiasm can often have a ripple effect, in that it inspires others to want to participate in the changes you are making. Volunteers bring passion to any cause and they are often the people who can strengthen relationships between policies and communities and create improvement. Becoming an International Volunteer If you like helping people and you want to gain some traveling experience, becoming an international volunteer could be just the thing for you. As an international … [Read more...] about Volunteering: A Gift That Never Stops Giving
I am honored to have the opportunity to partner with several wonderful bloggers from all over the world to show our support of the #GivingTuesday movement. If you are a blogger and would like to join us, you can join our Facebook group or link up your own #GivingTuesday posts using our linkup below. I have had the pleasure of being involved with #GivingTuesday and their worldwide movement to set aside one day for all of mankind to give back to those less fortunate. Entire cities are joining in and celebrating the start of the holiday season … [Read more...] about #GivingTuesday Bloggers – Mighty Individually, Together We Can Change the World
Lynn contacted me at the beginning of the month about this article and sharing Kelly Lowe's story with the world. Rape kits are collected at the time of the assault and when tested, DNA evidence contained inside rape kits can be an incredibly powerful tool to solve and prevent crime. It can identify an unknown assailant and confirm the presence of a known suspect. It can affirm the survivor's account of the attack and discredit the suspect. It can connect the suspect to other crime scenes. It can exonerate innocent suspects. To accomplish … [Read more...] about Woman Warrior – an Afghanistan Veteran – Fights for Justice for ALL Women in the USA
Look at this beautiful little girl. Her name is Afua W. and she is a fun-loving child who has been diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy. Afua loves music, playing with her toys, and blowing soap bubbles. (Hello! Who doesn't love all of those things!?) Afua also loves to play outside and desperately wants to be able to keep up with her siblings. All of her siblings have bikes, and during the summer months, her family goes for walks and bike rides every day. This summer, her family wants Afua to experience the joy of being able to ride her very … [Read more...] about Help Afua Win the Great Bike Giveaway