Stranger-Danger Message Puts Kids at Risk

The arrest of a man who's confessed to killing 6-year old Etan Patz in 1979 has gotten people abuzz about the dangers of strangers. "Stranger-danger, remember?!" I overheard a mom warn her daughter at the playground on the beach this past weekend. But children are rarely abducted by strangers....more

KONY 2012 Campaign Spreading like Wildfire

Today, I watched a video that I will never forget. Something that resonated so deeply within me, that shook me to the core of my being. As I watched and learned of the horrors being committed against children, I looked at my own son. What if he lived in Uganda? What if he had been snatched ruthlessly from me and made into a child soldier? A soldier that would be forced to come back and kill me. To be forced to mutilate other people's faces, to rape girls, to live in fear of being killed himself one day. ...more

I Can Only Accept It

A few weeks ago, I shared the story of a spunky, smiling local 7-year-old girl, Jorelys Rivera, who was abducted in broad daylight as she ran back to her apartment from the complex’s playground to grab a drink. She was never seen alive by anyone other than her abductor again. (Here’s the link to that post:

Father abducted child to Mexico, Mom petitioning for custody to aide in her return

In April 2009, Kristie Wynne's (at the time) 5 & 1/2 year old daughter Kaila, was abducted to Mexico by her biological father. At the time that he took her, they did not have a custody order for her in place. She was living with mom at the time and visiting her father on the weekends. It was their agreement. She is now 7 years old. Mom has not seen her or had any contact with her since she was taken in 2009. She received an email two weeks after Kaila was abducted, stating that they were in Mexico....more