Reliable access to electricity is a huge part of reducing extreme poverty. 68% of sub-Saharan Africa has no electricity at all. We can change that.
Hello, friends! How is your Summer going so far? Ours is starting big with a family trip to Europe. We’re traveling to Greece for a friend’s wedding. I haven’t been to Greece since 1989, and I’ve wanted to go back ever since. The wedding is in Thessaloniki, and then we’re onto the island of Mykonos, and then […]
One of the highlights of my week was Lindsey Mead’s post Everything Is Changing. It’s a beautiful post (she’s an incredible writer) but it also brought to mind what happens when we talk honestly about parenting online. A post and a conversation leads to another post and more conversation, and we feel less alone. The other highlight: I had the […]
I’m in Washington, DC right now at the Shot@Life Champion Summit learning about how to advocate for global access to childhood vaccines. You might remember hearing about Shot@Life before: last summer, you unlocked 500 vaccine donations by commenting on and sharing my Blogust ’14 post. Vaccines are a charged topic right now, so it was […]
In a move that epitomizes the phrase IT’S ABOUT TIME, Parent Hacks has a new look! Yes indeed. I now have a blog that can be properly searched, and can be viewed on a mobile phone. I know! If you’re interested in the back-end details, I’ve moved Parent Hacks from TypePad to WordPress. That’s no small feat for a […]
Last Spring I was invited to LAIKA for a behind-the-scenes glimpse of how The Boxtrolls was made. “Behind-the-scenes” anything is fascinating. But I was especially excited to learn about (and share with you) an example of a vital workplace filled with artists and technicians. Especially because my daughter is a budding artist herself.