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I’ve seen fire & I’ve seen rain

It’s pouring rain right now outside my window. I’m lucky to be inside. Lucky to have a home to be inside. Lucky to be far from a river. It rains outside and I cringe for areas suffering flooding. On my TV, there’s no rain. Just fire. Lots of news out of Texas on wildfires. One … Continue reading

Irresistible Faces

We’re in the homestretch, people! Just 11 more days until my birthday. I’ve been quiet lately because I know so many people have been dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Irene. My heart breaks for those who lost loved ones, adored homes and precious memories. (Interested in helping those affected? I’ve started to add a … Continue reading

Back to School

Right now, every mom I know is fretting over notebooks and contact paper. Every teacher I know is prepping their classroom. It’s back to school time! I got the great news this weekend that my cousin’s Donor’s Choose project was fully funded! Such great news for her kids! Other teachers are still hoping to have … Continue reading

Measuring Success

In some ways, it feels like my birthday project is already sucessful. Great places like Street Tails, Donor’s Choose, J/P HRO, Doctors Without Borders and charity: water have all received donations that they may not have received. But we can do so much more. It’s still early days. Right now, the best thing you can … Continue reading

Teach Your Kids About Charity

Last week, I launched this website dedicated to raising money for some of my favorite charities on my birthday. The very first person to donate was my friend’s five-year-old daughter. She was also one of the first to ask if she could help donate toys to the kids in Haiti went I volunteered in Port-au-Prince … Continue reading

Nepotism

My cousin Lisa is one of the most talented singers I have ever had the pleasure of hearing. She shares her talents for music AND education with the students of a high poverty school every day –  in the classroom and on the stage by directing their performing arts program. Studies have shown that having … Continue reading

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