April 2012

If You Died Today, What Would You Miss Most?

Last night I asked my children a tough question. If they died, what would they miss most about their life? A child dies every 20 seconds from a vaccine preventable disease somewhere in the world. This week is World Immunization Week and the world is acting in a big way to change this number. There […]

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Loving the Whole Earth

A few years ago my husband, our kids and I created a series of family statements. The children drew pictures and we pasted the nine statements together to form a large poster that is framed and hung in a busy area of our home. “Winegars love the whole earth” It’s one of my favorites. It […]

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Walking the Path of Pregnancy & Birth Together

Audrey is a mother of two young boys. She’s 32 and works in a government department. Our lives have lots in common – family, work, friends. But in Tanzania, where she lives, being a mother comes with a whole different set of problems. Audrey’s greatest fear is to be pregnant or see her friends and […]

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That Whole Mommy Wars Thing

I’ve been traveling for a couple of weeks and internet access has been spotty. After 26 hours of traveling followed by a delicious hot shower, many hugs from my family and a good night’s sleep, I settled in to get caught up on my social media feeds this morning. My horror at discovering the “mommy […]

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How Knowing Who You Are Changes Everything

I’ve been traveling abroad for the past week with new friends. At the start of our joint adventure, we did not know each other very well. It could have gone horribly wrong. In fact, on the journey, several things did go wrong, including engine trouble, delays and lost baggage. Not fun when you’re half way […]

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Between Two Worlds

I have lived in America for twelve years. My Beloved is American. My children bleed stars and stripes. I love this country. She has been very, very good to me and to my family. But I am a foreigner. The majority of the time, I forget this. And then I hear an accent, a song. […]

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