GrowMama Roundup: Reflections on Hurricane Sandy

Hurricane Sandy came down fast and furious.  We know it affected millions of people, even those that did not live in its’ direct path.  The destruction was widespread, and many estimate it will cost billions of dollars.  But we know its’ real cost will exceed any dollar amount.  Just ask the family who lost the bottom floor of their house and all their cars and are still living in a shelter days later.  Or the retired couple who lost the dream home they built on the Jersey Shore.We asked Grow M … [Read more...]

Frequent Wandering

I lived in four different states over the last ten years. My first two children were born a few miles from the Pacific Ocean, the next two near the Gulf of Mexico, and now we're settled an hour's drive from the Great Lakes, always near open water alhamdulillah. All of my family members have lived a long drive or expensive plane trip away. The various phases of life, getting married, leaving family, having children, evolving in my activism and identity, feel like they all happened on the move. … [Read more...]


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