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Ugandan Gift Guide: Shop for Good

Last year, I fell in love with the beautiful people and country of Uganda. I traveled there with Bob Goff’s organization, Restore International, and while we were there our team visited many NGOs that made me want to go out and start something significant of my own. As I was thinking about the upcoming Christmas season, I wanted to share with you these five organizations and resources who are making a significant difference in the lives of all who are involved – from artisan to consumer and everyone in between. Restore International This year Restore has put together some great ... Read More »

On Practicing Patience and Waiting for Children

On Practicing Patience and Waiting for Children

There are many things Uganda changed in me, but of all the things this one is perhaps the most life-altering. It flipped my baby switch to “on.” If you are a long-time reader, you know that I have been slowly working my way through my fears of becoming a mom. The year I got married, I declared No Babies ’til 2015. I was Staving Off the Baby Rabies. And earlier this year, I admitted to the Trepidation of Urban Motherhood. Last year I would walk to work every day and pass moms and nannies pushing strollers. I would ask myself: ... Read More »

The Most Powerful Words You Can Speak

One of the most important things Bob Goff taught me is how to love people in a bigger way with my words. As we prepared to celebrate the graduation of the children at Restore Leadership Academy, Bob challenged us. This, more than any other advice he gave, is what has stuck with me: “Don’t just tell people what they want to hear. Tell them who they are.” Read More »

On Making Hoboken Feel Like Home

This summer marks my fourth year living in Hoboken. It is hard to believe I’ve been here over 1460 days already. This is the longest I have lived in one area since my high school days. I used to hate change, but after half of my life being filled with it, it has become harder to settle in somewhere and embrace a place as home. My tendency is to always look towards the horizon and wonder what is next. This year, people we love who have been here since the beginning of my time in Hoboken are beginning to move. ... Read More »

Five Things Friday: 6.20.14

Five things I’ve been loving lately… StitchFix Confession: While I love the brick-and-mortar shopping experience, living in New York has pushed me further and further into becoming an online shopper. My lifestyle has just been too busy to shop for clothing like I used to. I’ve also tried to cut back on the number of items I buy, and instead aim to spend a little more on classic, quality pieces that will last. (For an entire site dedicated to this idea, check out Brooklyn-based blog ‘The Refined Woman.) Enter StitchFix. A friend of mine clued me in to them. (Thanks Trinity!) StitchFix ... Read More »

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