The last three days in Delhi have been a complete whirlwind. We have been on the move visiting our NGO partners for Social Good Moms to learn more about their work on the ground. Being in Delhi is like being at the forefront of humanity. The buzz of mass civilization frenzies around you and engulfs all your senses. There is so much going on at any one moment that it is hard not to blink your eyes in amazement. To […]
Last Friday I decided to test out one of the volunteer opportunities I’ve had the pleasure of writing about on my blog: Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build. After interviewing Lisa Marie Nickerson, Associate Director of Women Build (to read post, click here) I was inspired to see what this program and experience was all about. I signed up for a time slot and was able to help out for a few hours on Friday morning.
Life is a whirlwind right now. I just got back from France a week ago and now am soon heading to India on my first-ever trip as a social good blogger! I will be traveling to learn more about the amazing non-profits we work with as a member of the Global Team of 200. I am so incredibly excited I can hardly stand it.
Categories: ADVOCACY, Blog Updates, BLOGGING, Global Newborn Health, Global Team of 200, Habitat for Humanity, Save the Children, SOCIAL GOOD, UNICEF, Women Build • Tags: Advocacy, France, Habitat for Humanity, India, Save the Children, thirdeyemom, Travel, UNICEF, women build
Yesterday I had the opportunity to listen in a conference call along with other social good bloggers to hear World Food Program USA Board Chair Hunter Biden and WFP USA President & CEO Rick Leach discuss the “Live Below the Line” Challenge to help solve global hunger. The fact that 1 in 8 people in the world live in constant hunger – which means 925 million people will not get enough to eat this year (more than the populations of the […]
Categories: ADVOCACY, Global Food and Nutrition, Global Health, Live Below the Line, SOCIAL GOOD, World Food Programme • Tags: Advocacy, global poverty project, live below the line, Poverty, thirdeyemom, world food programme
The week before Mother’s Day, May 4-12th marks the 6th Annual Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build Week, a week to celebrate and empower women around the nation to help improve their communities by building homes for those in need. Women Build is an opportunity for women from all walks of life to come together and address the severe housing crisis facing millions of women and children around the world. According to the Census Bureau, more than 16 million children are […]
Sometimes you get one of those emails in your inbox that make you smile and burst with enthusiasm. Last week, I received just that kind of exciting email from a woman named Hannah who reads my blog, and asked if I would be interested in sharing her friend Gavin’s story. Without hesitation, I instantly agreed as Gavin’s adventure to the North Pole rates right up there with the kind of amazing travel and giving back philosophy that prompted me to […]
Categories: ACTIVE TRAVEL, ADVOCACY, Moving Mountains Trust, SOCIAL GOOD, Trekking/Hiking • Tags: Adventure, Advocacy, Expedition, Gavin Bate, Moving Mountains Trust, North Pole, Race me to the Pole, Social Good, UK
Back in the fall, I had written a piece about a fabulous organization that I’m honored to be a part of as an advocate and ONEMom Community Partner, ONE. ONE is a non-partisian advocacy organization that is backed by over 3 million members who work with government leaders to support proven, cost-effective solutions that save lives and help build sustainable futures. Part of ONE’s advocacy is strengthened by the creation of ONE Moms, a group of powerful women bloggers, writers […]
Today is World Tuberculosis (TB) Day. I was asked to write a post for the UN Foundation’s Shot@Life blog on how I have become inspired to be a global health advocate. Here is the post. To check it out on the Shot@Life blog, click here. Never in a million years would I have pictured myself as a global health warrior. If you had asked me two years earlier if I’d be writing, volunteering and advocating on global heath issues, I […]
Categories: ADVOCACY, Global Health, Global Health - Vaccines, SOCIAL GOOD, UN Foundation Shot@Life Campaign • Tags: Advocacy, doctor paul farmer, global health, Nobel Peace Prize Forum, thirdeyemom, world tb day
Over the weekend I had the honor of attending the Nobel Peace Prize Forum here in Minneapolis where I was utterly inspired by the messages of hope. The suffering that people around the world face on a daily basis gives me even more motivation and urgency to help in whatever way I can whether it be through advocacy, volunteering, education, photography or simply my words. Sometimes the world becomes overbearing to me and the suffering and injustice of millions of […]
Categories: ADVOCACY, BLOGGING, France, Inspiration, Other Photo Challenges, PHOTOGRAPHY, SOCIAL GOOD, Tour de Vanoise, TRAVEL BY COUNTRY • Tags: black and white, CULTURE, hope, Inspiration, life, Nobel Peace Prize Forum, peace, Photography, thirdeyemom, Travel
Today is not only International Women’s Day but also the launch of an amazing initiative put together by some of the most influential players in journalism, social good, business and the non profit world to create the Global Mom Relay, a 60 day relay connecting mother’s around the world. Here is the press release on the event and what you can do to help. It is going to be an amazing 60 days so be sure to follow along! “Global […]