A Few Short Stories · Collaborative Fund

Thirty-seven thousand Americans died in car accidents in 1955, six times today’s rate adjusted for miles driven. Ford began offering seat belts in every model that year. It was a $27 upgrade, equivalent to about $190 today. Research showed they reduced traffic fatalities by nearly 70%. But only 2% of customers opted for the upgrade. … Continue reading A Few Short Stories · Collaborative Fund

Simplifying parenting

During my 9 years of motherhood there have been some instances where I have questioned my parenting decisions and asked myself if certain outcomes could have been different if I had tried another approach. At times I have self-doubt, guilt and parental anxiety caused by reading about today's most pressing issues harming our children. In … Continue reading Simplifying parenting

Unique and interesting gifts for children

My son is in elementary school and every time we receive a birthday party invite, looking for an unique and interesting gift is a struggle. Children these days mostly have everything, so to find a book, toy or a game which is appropriate for the age group as well as relevant and creative, is always … Continue reading Unique and interesting gifts for children

What does it mean to be a man

This morning I came across a video talk of President Obama in Oakland with NBA player Steph Curry to mark the fifth anniversary of My Brother's Keeper, an initiative started by the Obamas after the 2012 shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. They both addressed a roomful of boys and during the Q&A  session, when … Continue reading What does it mean to be a man