- Minnneapolis, Minnesota, USA
- December 06
- 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.
MY RECENT POSTS
- The Sunday Post: Wonderful
November 04, 2012 03:00PM
- I am Malala: A crusader for
girls education worldwide
November 03, 2012 05:04PM
- Pure Geometry
November 02, 2012 04:06PM
- A visit to Alpage de Ritord: A
traditional cheese maker in
November 02, 2012 10:06AM
- A Spooky Night of Halloween
November 01, 2012 05:39PM
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This year’s BlogHer conference was held at the Hilton New York in the heart of New York City. It had record setting attendance of almost 5,000 bloggers, sponsors and speakers from around the world. Although most attendees were women hence the name “BlogHer” there were some b… Read full post »
This month, Shot@Life (a global campaign that provides life-saving vaccines to children in developing countries) has launched something spectacular: Blogust.
“It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.” – Thoreau
Quote see in the lobby of the famous Rockefeller Tower before heading up to the “Top of the Rock”.
Frida… Read full post »
Today I’m off to NYC for the weekend to attend BlogHer ’12, a blogging conference with thousands of woman around the world. I can hardly wait! Not only am I excited about meeting fellow blogger pals in person, I also can’t wait to learn about… Read full post »
Back in early June, my family and I had the pleasure of spending a long weekend along Minnesota’s sensational, untouched North Shore of Lake Superior. I’d written quite a few posts about the gorg… Read full post »
It was no coincidence that the RESULTS International Conference to end global poverty was held at the same time as the AIDS 2012 Conference. It was a huge event and opportunity for over 400 RESULTS Activists to learn about the latest breakthroughs in HIV/AIDS treatments and the impact this de… Read full post »
This week’s Sunday Post theme by Jakesprinter is roads. I couldn’t help but think of this theme in both a literal and metaphorical way. As there was one road that I traveled on while hiking the Annapurna trail in Nepal, that changed my life forever and set me on my future… Read full post »
“By cultivating the beautiful we scatter the seeds of heavenly flowers, as by doing good we cultivate those that belong to humanity”. – Robert A. Heinlein
For centuries, the color purple has played a significant role in the Christian religion during Holy Week surrounding Easter. The color purple along with red, black, white and gold, has an important symbolic meaning as the color of royalty and suffering. It’s significance is not a coincidence gi… Read full post »
I recently spent five days in our nation’s capital, Washington DC for a conference, and had the interesting experience of staying in nearby Crystal City an “urban village” as it is called on Wikipedia that is located south of Washington DC in Arlington, Virginia.
I had spent some ti… Read full post »
â€œOur lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.â€ Â ~Martin Luther King, Jr.
Today I did something I never dreamed possible. As a representative of the world’s poorest of the poor, I lobbied on Capital Hill. If you asked me two years ago if I would ever find myself here as an advocate for global and human rights, I would have laughed… Read full post »
I’m here safe and sound in Washington DC and just had an amazing 12-hour day of conferences. I am here attending the RESULTS International Conference (a grassroots advocacy group focused on ending global poverty and hunger) on behalf of my advocacy work for the UN Foundation’s Shot@Life c… Read full post »
The cab will arrive in 15 minutes and I can hardly stand my excitement. I am heading out today to our nation’s capital to participate in the RESULTS International Conference whose mission is to help end global poverty. There, I will be engaged in education, training, and gathering skills for th… Read full post »
This week’s WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge is the topic: Inside. It made me think of my children and how much they love to be inside things, explore the world and have fun.
To see life through the eyes of a child is to be a child again.
Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky. – Rabindranath Tagore
There is no place on earth that has as vibrant of colors as Guatemala. From the brightly painted buildings in hues of a brilliant rainbow to… Read full post »
“Children are one-third of our population and all of our future” – unknown
What does one dollar mean to you?Â
One green dollar bill.
A small pack of gum.
A piece of candy.
Or a life?
Did you know… Read full post »
Tuesday night was a big night in Southwest Minneapolis. It was finally the opening of a long-awaited, highly anticipated newly constructed park in one of the finest locations of the city: The beloved Lake Harriet Bandshell.
Minneapolis is known for its parks. It has been said that there is a park… Read full post »
Two fellow bloggers, Jennifer Avventura ofÂ My Sardinian Life | La Mia Vita SardaÂ and Emma ofÂ Emma’s Life UnravelÂ recently passed the baton over to my blogsÂ thirdeyemomÂ andÂ thethirdeyeworldÂ forÂ the Inspiring Blog Award.Â I must say that I’m very flattered to receive this aw/… Read full post »
“May I never miss a sunset or rainbow because I am looking down”. Â -Sara June Parker
One thing I’ve learned is there is nothing like a gorgeous, undisturbed, peaceful sunset. Sunset has always been a celebrated, magical event. Â For who doesn’t love a beautiful sunset?
A few weeks ago, we had the pleasure of spending the weekend at one of our friend’s cabins in northern Minnesota on lovely Rabbit Lake. Minnesota, land of over 10,000 lakes, is known for its cabin life, a common way many lucky Minnesotans spend their summers. Many cabins are passed down… Read full post »