thirdeyemom

thirdeyemom
Location
Minnneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Birthday
December 06
Bio
I am a stay-at-home mom who also happens to be an avid writer and traveler. I studied French and International Relations at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, lived in France, and have wandered to over 30 countries. I reside in Minneapolis, MN with my husband and two young children. I currently write three blogs: www.thirdeyemom.com, www.thethirdeyeworld.com and http://diaryofahappymom.wordpress.com/ and am a frequent contributor to www.worldmomsblog.com.

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Today’s Social Good Sunday’s post is written by Betty Londergan, Global Blogging Ambassador of Heifer International. Betty is currently on a one-year trip visiting 12 countries in 12 months to document the impact of Heifer. You can read about her travels and work on her beautiful, inspiriRead full post »

Today’s Social Good Sunday post is written by David Poppe, Programs Director for ATMA SEVA (www.atmaseva.org).  To read more about ATMA SEVA and their work click here. 

During my sophomore year of college, I took a trip to Thailand to work with ATMA SEVA, a non-profit organization dedicate… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 21, 2012 6:21PM

The Solitude of the mountains

We are all sentenced to solitary confinement inside our own skins, for life. -Tennessee Williams

There is something about the mountains that bring me peace. It is the only place on earth I can find true solitude.  I’m alone but not. It almost feels religious.

When I’m alone, I dream&#823… Read full post »

This week’s second Friday Feature is by the lovely Jennifer Avventura of My Sardinian Life | La Mia Vita Sarda. I have been following Jennifer’s beautiful blog for a long time and have enjoyed the friendship that has developed between us. 

Sometimes in life, you need a dart, a d… Read full post »

This week’s first Friday Feature is by Rory Alexander, a South African blogger and photographer who I’ve followed for a long time now. He has written three blogs: Rory in China, Rory in New Zealand and Rory in America. They are all fabulous and are definitely worth adding to your readingRead full post »

SEPTEMBER 20, 2012 8:16PM

Something in the air

Author’s note: This is a continuation on my series of trekking La Vanoise National Park in the high Alps of France. To see all posts in this series, click here.

The glorious day only continued to improve. Each step I took made me feel more alive than I had in ages. There… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 19, 2012 3:50PM

The Daily Run: Welcome Fall!

It seems a bit ironic that I just posted Jakesprinter’s Sunday Post on Autumn and was complaining about the lack of fall. As a born and bred Minnesotan, I should know that it always arrives the third week of September.

The dry summery weather finally gave a last hurrah on Sunday… Read full post »

Author’s note: This is a continuation on my series of trekking La Vanoise National Park in the high Alps of France. To see all posts in this series, click here.

“Each day comes bearing its own gifts. Untie the ribbons.”  –Ruth Ann Schabacker

We rose at seven to a misty morning… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 16, 2012 4:16PM

Sunday Post: Autumn

Normally fall is my most favorite time of the year. The air grows crisp and fresh. There is usually a gentle breeze in the air. The intensity of the sunlight changes, and with the onset of fall normally brings nature’s most beautiful display of fall colors. The trees aligning my street… Read full post »

September is a special month. My youngest child Sophia reached a huge milestone. She started Kindergarten. As thousands of children across the United States headed off to their first day of school, millions of children around the world did not have this opportunity. In fact, the number of children dyRead full post »

SEPTEMBER 15, 2012 2:29PM

The texture of Guatemala

Its been five months and I still can’t stop obsessing over Guatemala. Lovely, picturesque Antigua obviously captivated my soul and has held it hostage. I can’t seem to break free from reminiscing about the past. You see, Guatemala is a land of a million colors and with color comes texture… Read full post »

In honor of this week’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Every day life, I spent the day taking photos of a “day in the life of a Southwest Minneapolis mom” (otherwise known as me!).  We happened to have a lot planned for a gorgeous fall day and I certainly enjoyed myself. It was… Read full post »

This Friday’s second Feature is by Dan Fee of the political and travel blog called “Polit-onomics & Travel”.  I have been following Dan’s blog for ages and truly enjoy his daily posts. 

Orca Killer Whales – Galapagos Islands

As we were heading out to snorkel w… Read full post »

This week’s first Friday Feature is by Zully of the Spiritual World Traveler.  Please note that all photos are credited to the author. 

A Travel Prayer

 Lord, I thank you for the chance to travel and discover more of Your wonderful world.  May I have a sense of Your caring and creative

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Author’s note: This is a continuation on my series of trekking La Vanoise National Park in the high Alps of France. To see all posts in this series, click here.

All the adversity I’ve had in my life, all my troubles and obstacles, have strengthened me… You may not realize it when

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SEPTEMBER 12, 2012 12:27PM

Afternoon hike to l’Arpont refuge

Author’s note: This is a continuation on my series of trekking La Vanoise National Park in the high Alps of France. To see all posts in this series, click here.

The real beauty of realizing your true nature is in the freshness, peace and deep bodily relaxation which touches to the

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September 11, 2001. A day we will always remember. A day that we will never forget. A day that changed our world as we know it. A day that made our lives never the same.

Copy of “First Pass, Defenders Over Washington†by Rick Herter. The painting depicts Capt. DeanRead full post »

SEPTEMBER 10, 2012 12:10PM

Introducing The Social Good Sundays

The beautiful children of rural Nepal. They need schools and your help.

Hello Readers!

Thanks for all the great feedback about the Friday Feature column! I have received many positive responses not only from bloggers who want to contribute but from readers who enjoyed last Friday’s posts/… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 9, 2012 9:47AM

The Purple Ring

When I was a little girl, my favorite color was purple. I loved anything and everything in shades of purple –  from the fresh light purple lilacs that blossomed each spring in our backyard to the deep dark purples of dresses, hair ribbons and toys.

When I first got a… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 8, 2012 6:25PM

The hike to l’Arpont refuge: Morning

Author’s note: This is a continuation on my series of trekking La Vanoise National Park in the high Alps of France. To see all posts in this series, click here.

“I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order.â€Â -
John Burroughs

Morning clouds over the

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SEPTEMBER 7, 2012 5:26PM

The mountains are near and far

Vanoise National Park, France.

Oh how I miss you lovely mountains
Amazing how the time was once so near yet now feels so far
Just as time ticks away
What was once far has become near
each and every year.

This post is in response to the Weekly PhotoRead full post »

Today’s second Friday Feature is written by Giana at Chasing Butterflies: Sunshine and Freedom.  To read more of Giana’s beautiful blog, click here. 

“Que hermoso hacer nada y descansar despuésâ€Â or, in other more familiar words, How beautiful it is to do nothing and then re

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Today’s Friday Feature is written by David Poppe, Programs Director for ATMA SEVA (www.atmaseva.org).  To read more from David’s blog click here. His bio is located at the end of this post.

Lua traditional attire. Photo credit: David Poppe

Earlier this summer I had the fantastic… Read full post »

Goodbye Twenty-Eleven, I will miss you!

Hurray! Today after months and months of searching the WordPress list of themes I finally found exactly what I’ve been searching for….a new, improved custom theme!  It feels almost like an act of fate. The day before I am about to launch my/… Read full post »

A screenshot of Mashable’s site on the Social Good Summit.
http://mashable.com/sgs/#sgs

I am thrilled to be taking my life and blog one step further in my quest to write and advocate about Social Good, by attending the upcoming 2012 Summit for Social Good being held in NYC this September!/… Read full post »