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There is IMPACT in the Everyday

I can voice with deep articulation the exact moments that I have felt the word impact flowing through my life with affirmation and with a thriving presence. Visions of New Orleans and Africa rush through my thinking like roaring waves of impact and although there is great joy in how those seasons have taught my […]

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Heart of CMB: Rosemary’s Baby Co

Recently I was invited as a professional who works a lot with families, and especially pregnancy and babies, to attend a teen pregnancy panel. It was hosted at The United Way headquarters in Cincinnati by a non-profit I had not heard of before: Rosemary’s Baby Co. Listening to the stories and experiences of the panelists, […]

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Heart of CMB – Melodic Connections

“Without music, life would be a mistake.” – Friedrich Nietzsche Music, specifically playing the piano, has been an integral part of my life ever since I can remember. When I was younger, I had the option of a piano or braces….I chose the piano (and my teeth are perfectly straight now, by the way). I can’t imagine a […]

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Heart of CMB: Infertility and Parental Hope

What is the goal of Parental Hope? Parental Hope is a Cincinnati-based non-profit that is operated by volunteers who have been personally impacted by infertility.  Parental Hope’s mission is to help couples battling infertility by raising awareness and helping to alleviate the emotional and financial burden of infertility as follows:    Raising awareness. Infertility impacts […]

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The Heart of CMB: Child Life Disaster Relief

Floods. Tornadoes. Wildfire. Hurricanes. Earthquakes. Bombings. Mass shootings. Cincinnati has seen a few of these disasters in my lifetime, but the reality is that they are a very real threat/experience for many in this country (and this world) on an ongoing basis. A disaster is defined as a sudden event, such as an accident or a […]

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Stray Animal Adoption Program and Happy Tails

Every image in this post is of an adoptable animal. Photography by Lisa Binns, of Shelter Dog Photography.  I discovered Stray Animal Adoption Program (SAAP) last year, via desperate Google search, when someone dumped an extremely pregnant cat outside of my children’s daycare. I normally have a heart of stone, but there are a few […]

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