27 hacks in "ONEMoms"

07 November 2013

You helped us #HelpWomenAtRisk. Here are the results.

Thanks to you, we're donating $650 to WOMEN AT RISK. This donation will directly help Ethiopian women who are working to rebuild their lives.

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23 October 2013

3 days only: FashionABLE scarves and leather goods 30% off

For the next three days, fashionABLE is putting its entire selection of handmade scarves and leather goods on sale at 30% off.

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01 October 2013

Minimalist Parenting benefit for women in Ethiopia: #HelpWomenAtRisk

A year ago, my co-author Christine Koh and I traveled to Ethiopia with the ONE Campaign. The trip came just a few weeks after we turned in the manuscript for Minimalist Parenting. The timing coupled with the intensity of co-authoring a book linked the experiences for us in a powerful...

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10 May 2013

Happy Mother's Day to YOU [giveaway]

Mother's Day is almost here, and I'd like to give you a present. I know you're not my mother, but you are the reason I do what I do here every day and I am so grateful for that.

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04 April 2013

This scarf saves lives. Get it now before it's gone. Free shipping April 4-5 only!

You're one of the first people to hear about the Genet scarf, and so you have the opportunity to grab it now during the pre-sale before it sells out.

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06 December 2012

Do-good gift: FashionABLE scarves exclusively available at ONE

These gorgeous FashionABLE scarves are available exclusively in the ONE shop, ready for gifting. 100% of the purchase price supports the Ethiopian women who made them.

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28 November 2012

Lobbying Congress with #ONEMoms

I'm in Washington, DC with the ONE Campaign and ONEMoms visiting members of Congress. Amazingly (to me, anyway) we're here sharing stories with our Senators and Representatives about our time in Ethiopia.

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08 November 2012

ONEMoms in Ethiopia: Watch this gorgeous video. Then act.

I still have so much to say about my time in Ethiopia with The ONE Campaign. I've been turning it over in my mind, trying to find the proper words, the proper delivery method, the proper message. I now know there is no "proper." There is only the story, and...

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15 October 2012

ONEMoms in Ethiopia: Home, and everything's different

Today, I'm unpacking, going grocery shopping, cooking dinner. And I'm trying to sort through the images and thoughts and experiences from my time in Ethiopia with ONEMoms.

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12 October 2012

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 --...

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10 October 2012

ONEMoms in Ethiopia: Visiting schools in Mojo

My respect for educators took another leap when we visited two schools in the village of Mojo, Ethiopia with ONEMoms.

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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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