Happening Upon Solidarity – Stuttgart, Germany

One Saturday last month we walked down Koenigstrasse – King Street – in Stuttgart, Germany.  Koenigstrasse is Stuttgart’s Michigan Avenue or Champs-Élysées of shopping and people watching.  We were reliving memories of years gone by, years when we had only one baby.  Now we have three children and they each needed a fresh German pretzel… Read More Happening Upon Solidarity – Stuttgart, Germany

Turmoil in South Sudan – Interview with American family who calls South Sudan home

On Christmas Day you probably were not thinking about South Sudan.  At least not very much.  I wasn’t.  But, if you are the Faders, you were.  They left their home and relationships in South Sudan for a Christmas holiday, not knowing their return would be tenuous.  A year ago the Faders were featured on willtravelwithkids,… Read More Turmoil in South Sudan – Interview with American family who calls South Sudan home

Calamities and apparel – where clothes go to die

We’ve been hearing a lot lately about death and the apparel industry.  Last week over 400 factory workers in Bangladesh were crushed and killed when the factory they worked in collapsed on them.  This calamity was manmade and could have been prevented.  Those mothers and fathers and children were making clothes headed to the global… Read More Calamities and apparel – where clothes go to die

Living Carnival Triumph conditions every day

“Passengers sleeping in areas resembling campgrounds, getting by with lunch meats and fruit for food and using red plastic bags and ice buckets as toilets.“ “No power, no toilets, nothing. . . limited food and filthy conditions.“ “. . .  No air conditioning, no diapers for babies, the toilets won’t flush and four-hour lines for food.“… Read More Living Carnival Triumph conditions every day