A Mother Heart: Voices From CSW – Caroline Hoglund, Women of Sweden and Haro, Part 1

When everyone around you is telling you that your children will be better off with someone else, when your community and your culture and your government encourage and even incentivize mothers to leave their children as early as possible, when the picture of what a family and what mothering is has become something up for…

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…