• Volunteering In Haiti - One Mom's Story

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    "Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth."  - Muhammad Ali

    The value of serving others is that you get to truly see them. To do that often requires a breakdown of every comfort, every assumption, and every reservation, stripped away to nothing but the human heart. I was reminded of this while serving as a volunteer in Haiti in 2012.


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  • Morocco with Kids: A Guide to Visiting Marrakesh

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    When it comes to visiting Marrakesh with kids, there are two wildly different experiences you can have; braving the Medina for a truly local experience or basing yourself outside. The ‘new’ part of the city offers quiet resorts and hotels (such as this one), some within walking distance to shops, gardens, and other attractions. While this experience has a lot to offer, it differs greatly from staying inside the Medina, which provides the most authentic Marrakesh experience with its kaleidoscope of sounds, smells and colors.

    For families visiting Marrakesh, opting for the local experience is a must. Immersing yourself and your children in the Moroccan culture is a true eye-opener; the bartering, the hustle and bustle of the market, choosing places to eat and picking up a few words in different languages provide invaluable life lessons.

    To continue reading, head over to Globetotting for my guest post.

     

    Shannon Tennyson


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  • It’s Getting Real at CALZICO!

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    Whether you have been following our journey from the beginning or are just joining, we're excited to share a bit about what we've been working on in preparation for launching CALZICO for Tweens.


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  • Incredible Tween Profile: GABBY GOODWIN, GaBBY Bows

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    Gabby Goodwin is a 9-year-old entrepreneur with a fantastic head of hair that led her to a great idea, and in-turn, a booming business. Read the full interview to learn more about how she got started and why. 


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  • Incredible Tween Profile: HALLIE TURNER, Climate Change ADVOCATE

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    Hallie Turner is a 14-year-old climate activist who has been taking steps to change the world since she was just 9 years old. Find out how here. 


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  • A Durable Textile Gem of South Africa: Shweshwe

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    Calzico is inspired by prints around the world. One of those is called Shweshwe (~Sh-weh-Sh-weh), a beautiful, strong cotton fabric, famed for its intricate patterns, traditional indigo color, and rich in history. Read more about it's rich South African history here.


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  • Incredible Teen Profile: MILES TAYLOR of Brown Water Design MERMAIDS COLLECTION

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    Miles Taylor’s family owns Brown Water Design (“BWD”), and she is the creative force and teen designer behind one of BWD’s latest releases: the Mermaids Collection, which has sold more than 10,000 pieces since April 1 2016. 

    When Miles Taylor, 14 yrs, isn’t busy with the Jackson Academy Dance Team, Student Council, show choir or practicing guitar, piano, ukulele, singing and writing her own music (phew..!), she’s a teen designer. Read more about how she got started, here.


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  • Incredible Tween/Teen Series: QUINCY REATH, WRITER & KIDPRENEUR

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    Quincy Reath is a pint-sized powerhouse – at just 10 years old she’s created her own business, written an e-book (and is currently writing another one), and been invited to speak in front of large crowds. She’s the ultimate kidpreneur!  


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  • Incredible Teen Profile: MOZIAH BRIDGES of Mo's Bows

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    The designer behind the Memphis based bow-tie sensation, Mo’s Bows, is 14 year-old Moziah ‘Mo’ Bridges.

    Mo started his Mo’s Bows at age 9, with a love for bow ties, a strong sense of creativity and some help from his mother and retired-seamstress grandmother who taught him to sew and create his own bow ties. When he wasn’t tied up running his amazingly successful business, we pinned Mo down to ask him a few questions.


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  • Wandering in Paris

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    A little over two years ago, I embraced the beautiful city of Paris, making it our home for a year while using co-working and daily-rate office spaces around the city several times each week.  While initially this was more of a functional choice, it became a way of life, a source of inspiration and – believe it or not – where I learned an invaluable life lesson.


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