Kids & Obesity: Two Things Don’t Belong Together

Truth be told: I was a fat kid. I was called names and made fun of in elementary school. It’s a painful childhood memory. I don’t remember my parents or doctor talking to me about my weight (they may have). I do remember earning “clean plate club” honors a lot. As I was starting high … Continue reading Kids & Obesity: Two Things Don’t Belong Together

Help Hungry American Children

It wasn’t until I became a mother that I realized how much children rely on adults for help. In the best cases, a child has parents and a loving extended family, and wants for nothing. In the worst cases, a child has a neglectful family, and doesn’t get basic needs met, emotionally or physically. Some … Continue reading Help Hungry American Children

Talk early, talk often: Teach your children to avoid sexual assault

As a woman, it’s hard to grow up without exposure to sexual violence of some kind. While I was lucky to get out of my early childhood unscathed, I experienced sexual harassment from several peers beginning in middle school, and was involved in a verbally abusive relationship in high school, which led to choosing a … Continue reading Talk early, talk often: Teach your children to avoid sexual assault

Make a Difference for Children

This past weekend, I lowered our eight-month old son’s crib since he is beginning to pull up on the rails. I know what you’re thinking…those folks at JustGive do nothing but party. We’re in a mad dash to child proof our house--cordoning off areas, stopping up outlets, replacing curtain cords. Our son is making his … Continue reading Make a Difference for Children