21 hacks in October 2012

09 October 2012

ONEMoms in Ethiopia: Bridging worlds with handmade scarves

Sometimes an idea seems so obvious, it's a wonder no one's ever thought to do it before. Such is the idea behind FashionABLE, an Addis Ababa-based non-profit.

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08 October 2012

ONEMoms in Ethiopia: Celebrating at Mary Joy

Hello, Parenthackers! It's the end of Day 2 in Ethiopia with ONEMoms, and we are learning and experiencing so much. Thankfully the world looks and feels much clearer once you've gotten a good night's sleep. Our first field visit to the Mary Joy Association happened shortly after we arrived in...

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07 October 2012

ONEMoms in Ethiopia: Arrival and First Impressions

Photo credit: ONE/Karen Walrond After two days of flying (and five hours of flight delays), we've arrived in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. How strange and wonderful it was to feel the jet wheels touch down in Africa. My context-addled, jet-lagged brain isn't processing much at the moment, so I'll share a...

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04 October 2012

What's happening here while I'm traveling with #ONEMoms

It's the eve of the ONEMoms trip to Ethiopia. I'm (mostly) packed. I'm excited, nervous, full of anticipation. I'm incredibly grateful to Rael for setting aside his work so I can leave confident the kids and house are in good hands. (That's an understatement; his support over the last few...

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03 October 2012

Halloween: the endlessly hackable holiday

My ONEMoms trip to Ethiopia happens during prime time for Halloween hackery, so our usual swapping of hacks will be reduced this year. HOWEVER, if you're looking for ideas, there are a TON of great hacks in the Parent Hacks archives. Here are the shortcuts to finding the Halloween goodness.

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01 October 2012

Connecting to Ethiopia through a family meal

I've been trying to place the "bigness" of the ONEMoms trip to Ethiopia into context both for myself and my kids...but I'm falling short. But at least I can share a bit of Ethiopia with my kids before I leave home: we can eat Ethiopian food.

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