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Helping Ethiopian Families

Helping Ethiopian Families

From my daughters:

Hello! We are Eliana and Tehilla. I, Tehilla, was born and raised in Ethiopia until the age of five, and my sister, Eliana, was adopted in China. Two years ago we visited Ethiopia and saw the poor condition in which women and their families lived. Our friend, Jennifer Fiechtner, is the director and founder of an organization called ‘Women Equipped’. Her organization helps women in Ethiopia start a small business such as a vegetable stand or a coffee shop. By starting a small business, the women are able to provide for their families and keep their children out of orphanages. For this reason we want to raise money for ‘Women Equipped’. Your donations will help the organization train women to start their own business. Helping the people there is very important to us because we believe that everybody should be able to provide for their family and live together without the fear of having to be split up. Your contribution will be very much appreciated by both, ‘Women Equipped’, us, and all the women who you will be helping. Thank you!

Please visit:
http://www.womenequipped.org/about-us.html
to learn more.

TO DONATE – go here:

https://www.gofundme.com/q2hnecnw

 

 

 
 

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2 Days ’til 40: 40 Favorite Posts from My 400 Days ’til 40 Journey

I must say that it was much easier to choose 40 photos than to choose 40 posts!  One of the fun things about this particular journey is that I allowed myself to write (or post photos) about whatever I felt on any particular day.  As a result, I have a wide array of followers who each connect in different ways to what I write – this has been amazing.  I imagine that in the future, as I become a bit more focused, I may have a less diverse group of readers, though I hope not!

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Here is my top 40 list of posts, hopefully as eclectic as my readers are.  Some I chose because of the importance of the content, some because they make me laugh (yes, I realize that I have a weird sense of humor that others do not always appreciate) and some because I like the way the words flow. Read the rest of this entry »

 

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15 Days ’til 40: Pretentious Perfume

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I ran out of perfume a few days ago and needed to find something new.  The perfume I have worn for years (okay, the last decade) can only be purchased in certain places that are not close to my home, so I set out to find something new – I figure it was about time.  The last time I changed perfumes was before I became a parent… my oldest is now 11.  Finding a perfume was harder than I thought it would be – there were so many choices, many of which made me gag.  I like a perfume that will not hang out in an elevator after I get out of it – something that can be smelled slightly, but is not overpowering and nauseating.  Being that I am not the type of person that is normally drawn to name brand items, I must admit that I was a bit surprised with where my perfume procuring journey landed me.  Yes, the perfume I liked the most (or tolerated the best) was made by Prada.  I definitely do NOT consider myself a Prada girl.  As if to add insult to the injury my ego had been caused by my pull towards Prada, the perfume itself was called “Candy”.  What sensible professional sprays themselves every morning before work with something called “Candy”???  Apparently, now I do. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on February 6, 2013 in attitude, Rants, Self-esteem, World Impact

 

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16 Days ’til 40: Sleep Deprivation

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Show me an educator and I will show you a sleep deprived person! Read the rest of this entry »

 

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30 Days ’til 40: THANK YOU, President Obama!!!

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Our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law – for if we are truly created equal, then surely the love we commit to one another must be equal as well. ~ President Barack Obama Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on January 22, 2013 in Family, Relationships, World Impact

 

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31 Days ’til 40: Thinking of the Homeless

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This may sound funny to some, but yesterday I walked out to see this on my car (cat footprints) and it made me think of the homeless in our area.  You see, the stray cats in our neighborhood can be miserable this time of year because it gets so cold at night – so they will often park themselves on our car when we get home for the heat from the engine.  Yet, how many people in our city, or our world for that matter, do not have the option of parking themselves somewhere for warmth? Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on January 21, 2013 in attitude, Children, Inspiration, World Impact

 

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53 Days ’til 40: What is His Story?

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I have not worked as a counselor in an official capacity for almost four years (yes, it is true that my current job in educational leadership does lend itself to many counseling moments).  That said, I no longer consider myself a counseling professional, I now consider myself a broader “educational professional”.  Yet, I have these moments when I find myself slipping back into that counseling role.  The interesting thing is that I slip into the counseling role in the strangest of places (can you relate?)  It does not necessarily happen at staff or parents meetings exclusively.  Sometimes, I find myself in counselor mode on the weekends or while on vacation – far away from my professional realities.  Yesterday was one of those days. Read the rest of this entry »

 

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