It's a Process

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Not Just Bed Bugs: Pests Plague the Homeless Community

Click to view linkDownload this gallery (ZIP, undefined KB)I am frequently asked about pest contr...more

Giving Is Down, but What Does That Mean?

It doesn't need sugar-coating. The economy has made life difficult and different for families all over the country in all kinds of ways. We've seen blog posts about budgeting, cutting out unnecessary spending and going without extras. But the recent news that charitable giving has dropped 100 billion is a big indicator that we're all cutting back. Everywhere on everything. ...more

I enjoyed reading your article as I can really relate to the topic. My husband and I have been ...more

Learning To Pick My Battles

Often, I share about my grandfather (Daddy) and the love he showed his grandchildren. He really was a good man. He was not perfect by any means but he did not waiver on things that were out of sync with doing what was right when no one was around to see. One of his favorite sayings was “fair is fair”. Those words were usually followed up by “ball or strike”. One day, I am going to write a book about his poetic sayings....more

Got Heart, Give Hope

This little Australian expatriate does not get out very much to "grown up" events. Without close family and friends nearby and after a disastrous experience with an after school nanny, finding a good and trustworthy babysitter for Little Roo has proved too hard on most occasions....more

Emmie's Hope! COMING TO NORTHERN COLORADO-MEG WHEATLEY! We are starting a wonderful new non-profit program in Windsor, CO.  Our program is designed to build and enhance the self-esteem in middle school age girls.  Through camps, after school programs, mentorship and community service we hope to build self-esteem and prevent the display of at-risk activities in these girls. We are holding a "Northern Colorado Women's Conference" on May 1, 2010....more

How to Help Chilean Earthquake Survivors

Last Saturday, February 27th, Chile was hit with an 8.8 magnitude earthquake. Today it experienced a 6.6 magnitude aftershock.If you're looking for ways to help the earthquake's survivors, the sites and blogs below have posted lists of relief organizations working in Chile: ...more

A Visit to Haiti's Orphanage

On January 12th, as the earthquake whipped through Port-au-Prince, an orphanage in Carrefour where 42 boys and girls lived fell to pieces. The children—all aged 9 months to 12 years old—are currently living in a parking lot near where the orphanage collapsed. They are survivors—they always have been. At their young age, they have experienced two tragedies: becoming orphans at an early age, and now being displaced again by the earthquake. Thankfully Madame Tiresias and Sylvain took in the children into the “Service aux Enfants en Difficulté” orphanage (“Service to Children in Difficult Situations”). ...more

Celebrating National Women's History Month

March 1 marks the start of National Women's History Month, and AAUW has strong ties to this annual celebration of women history makers. AAUW is an established historic organization that has helped — and continues to help — women make history.With that in mind, AAUW is excited to partner with the National Women's History Project in its 30th anniversary year, which has the theme "Writing Women Back into History." There will be many ways for AAUW members and supporters to get involved this year, and AAUW's Women's History Month celebrations will include the following: A Flickr stream of photos If you have photos of a Women's History Month event to share, please upload them to AAUW's Flickr stream by e-mailing the photos to mess90zap [at]*. Please be sure to include a short caption for each photo in the subject line or in the text of your e-mail message and indicate that the photos are for National Women’s History Month. Women's History Month-related photos will be available for viewing directly on the Flickr account. A YouTube video campaign AAUW staff members will be filming short videos about women they are honoring during Women's History Month that will be uploaded to AAUW's YouTube channel. If you would like to share a Women's History Month-related video that you’ve made, just upload it to your own account and send in the link via e-mail. We will collect videos from AAUW branches and members and online supporters and share them through the blog and/or Facebook. ...more

"Emmie's Hope" to build and enhance the self-esteem of middle school age girls. This is a great new non-profit.  ...more