Hello, Parenthackers! It's the end of Day 2 in Ethiopia with ONEMoms, and we are learning and experiencing so much. Thankfully the world looks and feels much clearer once you've gotten a good night's sleep. Our first field visit to the Mary Joy Association happened shortly after we arrived in Addis Ababa yesterday afternoon. I've […]
Photo credit: ONE/Karen Walrond After two days of flying (and five hours of flight delays), we've arrived in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. How strange and wonderful it was to feel the jet wheels touch down in Africa. My context-addled, jet-lagged brain isn't processing much at the moment, so I'll share a few impressions that have whizzed […]
It's the eve of the ONEMoms trip to Ethiopia. I'm (mostly) packed. I'm excited, nervous, full of anticipation. I'm incredibly grateful to Rael for setting aside his work so I can leave confident the kids and house are in good hands. (That's an understatement; his support over the last few months has been nothing short of amazing.) […]
I’ve been trying to place the “bigness” of the ONEMoms trip to Ethiopia into context both for myself and my kids…but I’m falling short. But at least I can share a bit of Ethiopia with my kids before I leave home: we can eat Ethiopian food.
For about 10 milliseconds, I considered turning down ONE’s invitation to travel to Ethiopia. Because I had to get shots. I was the little girl screaming and trying to run away while all the other kids stood in the long line snaking through the elementary school cafeteria, dutifully presenting their arms to the nurse for assembly-line immunizations. […]