Blog Posts for Personal Stories

What boxes do you have to unpack?

  • September 4, 2014 /

Last month I moved. I had forgotten how very much work it is to move. I also amazed myself at how very much I could get done in a day. For the moving part, I worked for 4 full days, because it all

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Life Lessons learned from Basket Weaving Lessons

  • July 22, 2013 /

One of the activities we did while in Uganda was to take lessons in basket weaving. Although it felt like the cliché of a “simple” and mindless class that people would take if they can’t handle

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Setting the Groundwork For Sustainability in Uganda

  • July 7, 2013 /

Project Grace is a branch of the Just Like My Child foundation helping families get better nutrition through vegetable gardens in addition to a goat, and Save For Health is another branch of JLMC, providing

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Don’t Sell The Goat!

  • June 25, 2013 /

I had a big “Aha” moment from the heifer project, giving heifer goats to families in need. This is the second post in this series about my trip to Uganda with Just Like My Child. Another thing

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Just Like My Child Foundation – a Hand Up, not a Hand Out

  • June 16, 2013 /

I spent a week in Uganda with the non-profit organization Just Like My Child founded by Vivian Glyck, and I learned so much that I decided to write a series of blog posts about the experience. This post

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My Independence Day Story

  • July 4, 2012 /

Decision on the 4th of July 3 years ago on the 4th of July I sat at home in grief from my layoff notice that happened a little earlier. I used the time to google around online at what in the world would

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