Tag Archives: africa

for the mothers

“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” As we celebrate Mother’s Day, I think about the wisdom nestled into this African proverb. I look at this photo of women living across … Continue reading

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valentine's day gift guide for ladies

TOMS just launched their Surprise Sale, and I’m swooning over the (majorly discounted) items from TOMS and their ethical marketplace partners (including my favorite brands like Krochet Kids Intl., Noonday, and Giving Keys). The sale, which features much more than … Continue reading

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the kimball family: from zero to three

What does your family look like right now? My family consists of my husband Derek, who is a high school math teacher, Viola who is 6, Gideon who will be 5 in December and Charlotte who is 4 months old. … Continue reading

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go to ghana! (here's how)

A few years ago, our friends started an organization called The Move Project. It exists to give clean water, shelter, and freedom to those without. They just installed a well in Tsipasi, Ghana (West Africa). The goal, beyond providing clean water, is to have … Continue reading

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love to burkina: meet valerie

Meet Zach + Valerie Metz. Aren’t they just the cutest? They also have big hearts. I’m so thankful that our paths have crossed in this little Iowa town. I met Valerie when she was like the coolest person I’d ever … Continue reading

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shop with a purpose: necklace auction

Holiday shopping is stressful, right? What to buy? Who to buy for? How much to spend? I’m thrilled to share an absolutely lovely way you can get some holiday shopping done + do some good, too. My friend Natalie has been a guest … Continue reading

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my friend natalie

November is National Adoption Month. I think the best way to understand adoption is to hear the stories. To see the faces and know the names and feel the heartbeat of people all around us who have caught a glimpse … Continue reading

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