My mind has been an insane jumble of to-do lists, to-do lists I need to make, to-do lists I’m completely ignoring and panicking over, and then…packing. Welcome to an admittedly schizophrenic post about so many of the things on my mind this week that you may like too.
*After seeing a presentation from Slavery Footprint at the Social Good Summitc and checking their site, I’m blown away. Go there. Now. Seriously. It’s not there to make you feel horribly guilty, but to inspire you to make more conscientious choices about a lot of purchases. Starting with your morning coffee. So I love this post at Cool Mom Picks by delilah on Fair Trade Coffee, why it’s important, and brands that support it — including two of the biggies.
*My ONE Moms Ethiopia trip is coming up (eep!) and I’ll be there a week from today. Follow the #ONEMoms hashtag on twitter to keep up with us. And get ready to read wonderful posts like this from my friend Asha Dornfest. How lucky I am to get to experience this with women like this; and this and this and this and this and so many more I can’t wait to meet. (You all make me want to be a better woman. Sniff.)
As hard as it will be to leave the girls, this week I heard Sage say to our sitter, “next week Mommy is going to help babies in Africa so while she’s there helping babies, would you take us to our dance class?” Oof, my heart.
*Sage is quotable this week. She told me after work, behind polka-dotted cats-eye sunglasses, that she wanted a new name. A foreign name. A food name. How nice that that made Huffington Posts’s favorite parenting tweets this week.
*One of my new favorite blogs is Grown and Flown. If you have ever panicked about anything parenting-related ever, please read this post. It’s about learning how to say yes.
*I’m really honored to officially be among the newest Friends of Baby Buggy. While it’s wonderful to go out into the world and help mothers in our global village, I like being able to do it right at home too. They’re remarkably effective as an organization and if you can donate any products in the NY or LA area, I can assure you it’s going to outstanding use. Like to 16 year old dads who can bring home diapers, even if they can’t afford them, thereby solidifying their connection to their child and empowering them to feel like they’re contributing. Good stuff. Good people.
*Pop culture junkie though I am, I still cannot bring myself to pay attention to anything remotely related to Honey Boo Boo or 50 Shades of Gray. I’m starting to feel alone here.