ONEMoms in Ethiopia: First health, then happiness


How can you possibly sum this photo up? Photo credit: ONE/Karen Walrond Before you can be happy, you have to be healthy. It sounds like a platitude you’d read in Chicken Soup for the Afflicted Soul, but I’m seeing it in the most literal way here in Ethiopia. Health — I’m talking basic health, the kind […]

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 Addis Ababa yesterday afternoon. I've […]

ONEMoms in Ethiopia: Arrival and First Impressions

ONEMoms: Airport pickup

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 few impressions that have whizzed […]

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

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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 months has been nothing short of amazing.) […]

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.