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Welcome to the Bank of Mom. We Pay 3% Interest. A Week.

We started a bold experiment recently in our house: paying our children interest on their savings accounts at the astronomical rate of 3% a week. 707 more words

Economics And Class

Leverage Point: Why a Funder-backed Success in Slashing Unplanned Pregnancies Stirs Hope -- Inside Philanthropy

In her 2014 book, Generation Unbound: Drifting Into Sex and Parenthood Without Marriage, Isabel V. Sawhill argues that unplanned births are a main cause of poverty, and that one of the most effective ways to reduce poverty (as well as inequality) is to help women, particularly young women, prevent unplanned pregnancies. 132 more words


These Donors Dig Dads: How Fatherhood is Getting Attention From Philanthropy - Inside Philanthropy

There’s lots happening in philanthropy these days around fatherhood, and with Father’s Day just around the corner, we figured it was a good time to survey some of more innovative and promising fatherhood-fostering initiatives out there. 141 more words


Teacher Appreciation Door Sign

Really happy with the way this came out…love the fun, bright feel and texture of different pieces of cardstock. The rainbow: lots of various circle punches glued to mimic a rainbow shape. 58 more words


The Magpie's Fancy: Lemon Sunshine Cookies

So these are the most awesome-tastic cookies I have eaten in a gazillion years. Thanks to Kathryn for her baking prowess (we’re looking forward to her erasure poem on the subject being published soon!) and Gigi Thibodeau for the recipe. 13 more words

Mental Health

Behind a Corporate Funder's Big Push to Help Kids Learn About Money  - Inside Philanthropy: Fundraising Intelligence

Money for financial education is flowing pretty steadily these days from banks and other financial services corporate foundations. Now PwC, one of the Big Four auditors and the world’s second largest professional services network, is coming through with grants big and small to improve financial education and skills development for children. 20 more words


Two Months: A Note to Rose

Dear Rose,

Two months of your life have now flown by! Can it really be that you and I have played, slept, and nursed together each and every one of those sixty-one days? 404 more words

Growing Up