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Every year our tribe of grantees make the journey to the Center for Public Interest Communications at the University of Florida.  While on retreat, the tribe members work on strategies...

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April is upon us and that means a couple of things are top of mind in my household.  First, it’s that time of year when the weather starts to shift...

In December, there is always a long list of fun activities going on at the kids’ elementary school.  My two little ones love to dress up on theme days, participate...

I am the mother of two amazing little ones, a 7 year-old, compassionate, old-soul and a meticulous, thoughtful 5 year-old.  They have an incredible power to rapidly change me.  They...