microfinance my diaper bag!

Dear Google,When I decided to try the AdSense thing that's on the dashboard to "monetize" my blog, you said you'd match me with ads that "fit" my blog. What are you thinking??? Kiva Microfinance?? Or, 'Microfinance Empowers'? I love that you think I'm interested in that (makes me feel really smart) but I have to tell you. I don't spend any downtime on microfinance sites....more

Of Red Lights, Cell Phones and Kim Kardashian

The universe is a complex and mysterious place.  Sometimes, like when I'm sitting at a red light waiting for it to turn green, I like to ponder it all.  You know, those questions that seem like there is no easy answer.  Things like:Why is it that when I'm in a hurry I hit every single red light?orWhy does my cell phone quit ringing the instant I fish it out of my p...more

I Thought I Was Going to Die

I thought I was going to die. Literally. I don't think I've ever really thought that any other time in my life. I have a fear of heights and an over-active imagination, so there have been lots of times I've been afraid of falling to my death. On a ski lift, for example. But as I recited my mantra (Our Father), and had a death-grip on the side of the lift, I knew it was POSSIBLE I could die, but not PROBABLE. There was the time I had mono, and I prayed that I WOULD die, but I didn't feel close to it happening at all. But that cab ride. That cab ride was the green light to heaven....more

Give Your To-Do List (and Yourself) A Break

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Painless School Fundraising?

Is there really such a thing? As a parent of a school aged child you rapidly become inundated with all the school fundraisers which normally involve your kid, or to be honest YOU, selling some sort of worthless crap. If you don't have a child , you are overwhelmed by all the parents trying to hustle you into buying cheap wrapping paper, tubs of cookie dough, jewelry, or knick-knacks & doo-dads from their little angel. ...more
My daughter and I started a fundraiser - Bags 4 Bellies, people donate gently purses, wallets ...more

Little MK: My Middle School Self.

Read more at http://mkinwonderland.wordpress.com One of my most recent assignments was to bring in a picture of me from any time between kindergarten and 12th grade.  I didn’t really know why we had to bring them in, but I grabbed the only one I could find in the house and did so anyway.  My teacher put each picture under the projector (yeah…didn’t exactly expect that one.) and asked us what the best “thing” our teacher(s) ever gave us was, and what we wish they had.  It took a little while for the class to ...more

Oh, middle school me. That's when my issues with food began. Stupid middle school.

I still ...more

CureSearch for Children’s Cancer announces fundraising partnership with Big Heart Baby.

CureSearch for Children’s Cancer, one of the largest childhood cancer non-profits, funds the lifesaving, collaborative research of the Children’s Oncology Group, the largest, cooperative pediatric cancer research organization in the world.  With more than 5,000 physicians, nurses, and other researchers at 230 hospitals in North America and around the world, this group treats 90% of children with cancer....more

Literary Agents and One Night Stands

Hello, ladies, I just joined Blogher and wanted to introduce myself via my favorite post about writing and sending out work to literary agents. Because seeking representation is such a vulnerable and self-exposing act, I wrote a post comparing waiting for an agent to call me back to a one night stand to call back after a night of craziness. It's all very vulnerable.  ...more

Apple Raisin Walnut Breakfast "Cookies"

These little gems have become a saving grace staple at our place....more