Tag Archive: children

An Angel Tree Gift Buying Guide

If you’ve grabbed a name tag off an Angel Tree or similar program at the mall or your church and not sure where to go from there, these tips might help to choose the… Continue reading

Food for Fines, Goodwill paying disabled folks subminimum wages ,and an amazing Jamaican woman raising 32 kids…

Since my last linky post was heavy with info that was angering and depressing, trying to put some more positive things in this evening’s round-up. It’s not all positive but mostly. ⇒ via @MobileCuisine St… Continue reading

We’re having a Seed Party

The first thing my little one does when he wakes up in the morning is go to our “Seed Shelf”, a plastic yellow shelf my husband rescued from the garbage at a supermarket.… Continue reading

ICYMI: Homeless in a Polar Vortex, giving away money to people who need it, funding programs for children in poverty and more

  We’re in the middle of this polar vortex and it’s made me think more about homelessness than I probably ever have before. Chicago Homeless Prepare for Deadly Cold http://bit.ly/1eaG9TY ∫ ∫   The… Continue reading

Cloth Diapering & Low Income Families

Awhile back, I read about the results of a Yale study that examined low income women and how poverty affected their mental health. One of the neat tidbits that came out was that… Continue reading

“Its hard being poor in America. When your kid is sick enough that you can’t work but disability doesn’t pay the bills, it is crushing. “

Today a reader shares their personal story of being judged for using food stamps while buying food for their severely ill child. Much gratitude to this contributor for sharing their perspective and putting… Continue reading

“Poverty is a more powerful influence on the outcome of inner-city children than gestational exposure to cocaine…”

An extensive study of crack babies conducted in Philadelphia over the span of over 20 years yielded some unexpected results: Poverty in the inner-city is more powerful than cocaine. “We went looking for… Continue reading