My Imaginary Well-Dressed Toddler Daughter

**OFFICIAL SITE** HOW TO QUINOA: LIFE LESSONS FROM MY IMAGINARY WELL-DRESSED DAUGHTER is in bookstores now! Follow Quinoa on Twitter (@ImaginaryQuinoa) Instagram (@Imaginary_Quinoa) and Facebook (MyImaginaryWellDressedToddlerDaughter). Or contact me, Tiffany, by email at This is pretty much the best.... Read More

Like chocolate? Like good business? An article by my stepfather, founder of Askinosie Chocolate, on his experiences running a socially responsible, sustainable, direct trade chocolate company.... Read More

Explaining the surge of child migrants from Central America

A record number of children from Central America are crossing the Mexico-U.S. border unaccompanied by a parent. Many of them are fleeing drug violence at home, but here in the United States, they’re faced with a new set of challenges... Read More

A Flood Of Kids, On Their Own, Hope To Hop A Train To A New Life

Tens of thousands of unaccompanied kids from Central America cross Mexico toward the U.S., a dramatic increase from past years. They make the perilous journey to escape poverty and worsening violence. An NPR story on some of the kids we... Read More

Life Jackets & Children

themamalogues: electradaddy: themamalogues had a post last Wednesday (or in the ElectraDaddy timezone – today) asking for life jacket/PFD (personal flotation device) recommendations. As someone who grew up in a well-known Florida beach resort town, I can’t stress enough the... Read More

Fostering Neglect – The Texas Observer

Texas’ foster care reforms were supposed to fix a deadly system. Instead, they might make it worse. Fostering Neglect – The Texas Observer... Read More


A lipstick hippie and wanna be urban farmer blogs on life, motherhood, and foster parenting. Want to follow my new improved grown up blog over on Facebook? Come on, give it a likey! Tumblewieds... Read More

About Unaccompanied Children’s Services | Office of Refugee Resettlement | Administration for Children and Families

So, the local Catholic Charities partners with this agency to find foster homes for these kids, coming into the country from Central America without parents or guardians. I’ve spoken with their recruitment office several times before. I called them again... Read More

Oven Fried Chicken Recipe : Food Network Kitchen : Food Network

Get this all-star, easy-to-follow Oven Fried Chicken recipe from Food Network Kitchen. This is the chicken I was planing to make today. But it appears I made the mistake of going into a WalMart, something I haven’t done in over... Read More

Two mothers. Two paths. Two real-life “Beyond Baby” stories. Podcast Episode 30

Have you ever marveled at how many different paths are open to us over the course of our lives? And that can lead to a lot of pressure – pressure to make the “right” choice, or fear of moving in the... Read More