Hannah’s Socks – A Call to Action from Mom Central

Posted by idawrites on October 28, 2009 in Charity, Gifts, Poverty |

You may have figured out that I’m sort of a Cause-Driven kind of woman.  I love to help where I can.  This is just one of those movements that I can fully support.  No money, just socks! Hannah’s Socks Holiday Sock Drive Sometimes a charity comes along that started with a truly inspirational story, such […]


GLBL Made Me Cry

Posted by idawrites on October 1, 2008 in Children, Family, Poverty |

This morning, the first entry I read from my feed reader was Gather Little By Little’s post Do You Appreciate What You Have? It made me mist up a little. It also reminded me of my own moment of gratitude this past week. When I was in high school…. I lived in a homeless shelter […]


When Life Gives You Lemons, Make Lemonade

Posted by idawrites on April 25, 2008 in Children, Health, Poverty |

I was tagged by Lynnae over at Being Frugal yesterday, to write a post on Making Lemonade from Lemons (or turning bad times into blessings). Without further ado, here is my most memorable Lemonade Story. At the end of 2000, my husband and I separated. My 3 daughters and I moved to Georgia, from Kentucky […]


Discussions on Poverty

Posted by idawrites on February 18, 2008 in Children, Jobs, Poverty, Single Mom |

I just read an interview with Adam Shepard that JD over at Get Rich Slowly posted, this morning. The interview was interesting and gave me food for thought… but not as much as the comments. It seems to me that there are so many people who adamantly refuse to believe that each person is responsible […]


My Kids are Scared of Being Broke

Posted by idawrites on January 30, 2008 in Children, Dinner Topic, Poverty |

The setup: Every night, our family sits together at the dinner table. There are very few exceptions to this rule. There are two chairs of major import at our dinner table: The Special Chair, and The Topic Chair. The children rotate their seats every night so that each of them get an opportunity to sit […]

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