Cottage Industry Series: Sister Cottages – Houston and Nigeria Pair Up for Powerful Impact

What happens when two cottages that are a world apart geographically adopt each other as sisters?  A Model of Powerful Impact. Bam! The Houston cottage in the United States had just completed its first large-scale project and felt called to expand its reach to a more global endeavor. The Nigerian cottage, small in numbers but…

Houston, We Have a Problem: UN CSC Presentation by Erica Komisar

Erica Komisar shared her research on the first thousand days of a child’s life at the U.N. Civil Societies Conference in Salt Lake City.  She said, “Mothers are not just critically important to children emotionally, they are important to children biologically, for their mental health and emotional wellness.” Houston we have a problem, we now…

On Autumn Days

Last week a student asked me why I became a writer, and more than that, a teacher, and although I usually reach for the easy answers—I loved to read, and I loved to talk about reading—suddenly I find myself really answering the question, find myself telling her about walking into a classroom to teach my…