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This Saturday, June 21st, United Way launches it’s first annual DAY OF ACTION nationwide.  The focus of this program is to help all families benefit from the value of early childhood education.  Programs will help parents ready their toddlers and pre-schoolers for their educational adventure that begins in Kindergarten.  This effort is a piece of the larger project United Way has kicked off – LIVE UNITED.  The goal of which is to bring about changes needed in our communities through collective efforts. 

“Advancing the common good means recognizing that we are all connected and interdependent.  It involves creating opportunities for a better life for all.  When individuals, organizations, governments and businesses set aside their special interests and work together, we can make a difference.  Living United means being part of the change.   – Robert C. Reifsnyder, President, United Way Greater Cincinnati

In addition to planned activites in counties all over the Tri-State, United Way will unveil five Born Learning TrailsThese projects were truly a collective effort with assistance from community partners: Cincinnati Parks, City of Bellevue, City of Covington Parks & Recreation, Boone County Parks Department, Grant County Parks & Recreation, and corporate partners Citi and Toyota in Northern Kentucky.  Born Learning Trails offer families with small children physical activities which lead to fun and education – the perfect combination to help your child fall in love with learning from the start. 

For more information and the locations of the activites around Greater Cincinnati visit United Way Greater Cincinnati’s website.  I hope to see you there!  If are out of the Cincinnati area, go online to your local United Way for fun-filled family activites near you.


Month Two of this blogging experiment and I’ve run out of things to say? No, not really, I’ve run out of time to say them and maybe a little bit run out of things to say. I promise I’ll get back on track soon. Maybe even tonight, so set your laptops to look out for something new, exciting and wonderful. But prepare yourself for mediocre and repetitious, okay?

In the meantime, here are a couple of great posts from great women that you might enjoy:

PunditMom reminds us what really matters when shopping for a First Lady (Obama campaign – you might wanna give this a once-over, just sayin’)

NY Times Article about Michelle Obama (though I’m dismayed by the need to re-invent this magnificent creature, it does give a lot of information about her that I never knew and for that it is worth the read)

MommyPie is someone you should read everyday (unlike me, she has dedication and post something wonderful nearly everyday – this one especially made me happy) has a ton of blogs like mine, written by the people for the people. Amazing folks over there with stories to tell, pictures to share, gripes to be heard. Go. Check. It. Out.

So there are a couple of my favorite readings over the last couple days. Enjoy. And stay tuned, something is bound to occur to me. Maybe Cheney will shoot someone today?


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Why get so riled by the events of the world, you ask? Because…

"Becoming a mother makes you the mother of all children. From now on each wounded, abandoned, frightened child is yours. You live in the suffering mothers of every race and creed and weep with them. You long to comfort all who are desolate." Charlotte Gray
June 2008