social good

  • Save the Children: Food For Thought

    By Ruth on June 8, 2013
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    I don’t know about you have noticed, but the quality of food that children eat seems to have decreased quite a bit in recent years.  There is always a lot of information about getting kids to eat healthily, but then you go to the grocery store, and the healthy food costs twice as much as the unhealthy food your child […]
  • A Global Conversation About Newborn Health

    By Ruth on April 1, 2013
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    UN Photo/Bikem Ekberzade There is nothing better than the joy of bringing a new life into this world.  I only had one, and she is nearly ten, but I will never forget the joy, wonder, and fear that entered my life when I discovered I was pregnant with her.  I chose to use a midwife and go “au natural,” but […]
  • Build a Playground With Kaboom!

    By Ruth on March 1, 2013
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    My daughter absolutely loves going to the park and playing on the equipment.  In fact, it has been a major part of her life. I know she was pretty young when I started taking her.  It is a given (at least, I thought it was) that there will be safe, fun playgrounds in local areas for kids, right? Unfortunately, budget […]
  • Water Aid America: Safe Water For All

    By Ruth on March 1, 2013
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    Water is probably the most important thing in this life when it comes to sustenance.  You can go for a while without food, but water is a definite necessity.  In our wonderful country, we have access to clean water, bottled water, water fountains, indoor plumbing, and so much more.  But we tend to take it all for granted. Here are […]
  • Water Aid: Clean, Safe Water For All

    By Ruth on February 1, 2013
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    I can’t imagine a world where water is not safe.  Water is a large part of everything our household does.  We have a well, and we have to filer out water and treat it so it is safe.  When we had issues with water pressure or even water that is brown (though safe), our household has a tendency to complain. […]
  • World Food Programme: You Against Hunger

    By Ruth on January 1, 2013
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    Maybe you looked at the title of this post, and you were instantly turned off.  Possibly you get tired of hearing about how people all around the world are going hungry and need our help.  I know that were are inundated with charities in this day and age, but it doesn’t mean the need is any less greater.  In fact, […]
  • Maternity Worldwide: No Woman Should Die in Childbirth

    By Ruth on January 1, 2013
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    Throughout history, becoming a mother has been a special thing that has always come with some risk, or so it would seem.  Before the modern era, women entered motherhood and childbirth with the realization that they or their baby could die.  Infant mortality was something that was expected, and indeed mothers died a lot during childbirth.  They didn’t have the […]
  • World Aids Day December 1: "Working Together for an Aids-Free Generation"

    By Ruth on December 1, 2012
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    I can remember growing up in the 1980’s and being faced with the horror of AIDS.  At first, there was so misinformation, and so much of what was said was fiction more than fact.  I had no idea then how the horrible disease came about, but many people were quick to classify people with HIV/AIDS in a negative light, but […]
  • #Giving Tuesday–I Did My Giving a Little Early!

    By Ruth on November 22, 2012
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    I don’t know if you know about #Giving Tuesday–I will admit I honestly hadn’t until this year.  On Tuesday, November 27 (that’s not too far away), we are asked to find a way to give.  After all, we have a day for giving thanks, and we have great days for getting deals online and in the stores.  But it is […]
  • Trick-Or-Treat for Unicef–Mom Bloggers for Social Good

    By Ruth on October 25, 2012
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    I first learned about UNICEF when I was a child.  How?  Well, it was because of my love of old movies and musicals.  I was a Danny Kaye fan, and he was a UNICEF ambassador back in the day.  It’s always amazing how celebrities can truly engender interest in social causes such as this. UNICEF is an organization that has […]