I take the train to my day job on occasion and the other day on a very crowded commuter train home, a young lady with an infant strapped to her chest sat down a few rows ahead of me. I remember thinking, ‘Wow, that’s a little baby, I bet she’s just back from maternity leave and decided to put the baby in childcare close to her work. Good for her, that must be so hard, I’m not sure I could have traveled with either of my infants like that, they would have cried…I would have stressed out…I’d have been so uncomfortable…”. As my inner thoughtsRead More →

*SPONSORSHIP IS NOW CLOSED – This sponsorship concluded in January 2017. To see our current sponsorship or project, head over to the home page!* OUR FIRST INDIVIDUAL SPONSORSHIP!!!! Read below…this is EXACTLY what I hoped this Village could be here for…to support our sisters, our neighbors, our friends through the extremely difficult experience of parenting during hardship! Read below for Chelsea’s story, and see if you can help with her wish list!! Chelsea is a hardworking single mother to a beautiful 6 month old daughter, living and working in West Chester. Chelsea successfully raised her first daughter by focusing all her energies on being theRead More →

For some #throwbackthursday fun, I wanted to reflect on our very first Village event….when a group of us met to assemble gift baskets for the mothers residing in the CYWA shelter in coatesville. It was our first real Village event! Putting together gift baskets weren’t a part of our original wish list, but that’s really why we love the power of social media! A very sweet and generous member posted posted ‘I was going to make some gift baskets for the mothers in the shelter, because I’m sure the children are all getting things they could use, anyone want to help?’ – and boom! SheRead More →

*PLEASE NOTE – THIS SPONSORSHIP IS NOW CLOSED. This sponsorship closed in December 2016, to see our current sponsorship, goto our home page!* It’s here my loves…#soexcited!!! DECEMBER SPONSORSHIP!!!!!!! Community Youth and Women’s Alliance (CYWA) of Coatesville!!! **Be sure to comment below to tell us how you helped so we can all celebrate!!** … The CYWA draws into membership men, women, and children of diverse backgrounds and faiths, that together they may gain personal responsibility, dignity, and self esteem to help eliminate poverty and improve the quality of life in our community. They operate a homeless shelter for women and children, over 40 community transitionRead More →

Remember the election of 2016? (Bear with me here, I promise this post won’t be political). Remember all the emotion surrounding that election? Remember waking up to your Facebook newsfeed November 9th and it was blowing up with reaction from both sides…your friends and family, acquaintances and work folks, all speaking up. Some were happy, some were sad, some were scared, some were angry, some were gloating, some were swearing to move to Canada.  Some just outright shut down, refusing to engage because it was just so overwhelming. I remember the energy of that day just being so intense. There was an air of tensionRead More →