When I was in college, I did my internship with the March of Dimes, a non-profit organization that focuses on preventing/managing premature birth and birth defects. (And you know what? No one who worked there knew if it was "The March of Dimes" or "March of Dimes," either. It was one way on some material and the other way on other material.)
They said I could have my own desk (it was a card table, but it was MINE), so I chose them over doing an internship with the human resources department of a health care facility, and that turned out to be a mistake because the March of Dimes internship had NOTHING to do with human resources (my major) and instead was a lot more like marketing (my anti-major: I could not sell a sedated duck to a hungry fox). But I got to wear cute suits, and also I didn't end up doing anything with my major as it turned out, so no biggie that I may have chosen the wrong internship.
Plus, it's because of my March of Dimes internship that I knew to take folic acid even before getting pregnant, and since I myself was a near-miss spina bifida baby (a deep but skin-covered indentation down to my spine), this was a super-good idea---a super-good idea my doctor didn't talk about with me until I was 8 weeks along and it was super-too-late.
My friend Shannon of Cerebral Palsy Baby has had two preemies, and she just found out she's expecting. She's walking in the March for Babies, a March of Dimes fundraising event, and I've sponsored her, and I hope you'll consider sponsoring her too. And I would like to say for the record that I am doing it out of the goodness of my heart, and not because I am hoping to win the prize she's offering from her Etsy shop. Ahem.
(And if you're reading me in an RSS reader, you should totally click over today to see how FREAKY this place looks in purple. One day only, and then it goes back to the usual aqua color.)
Gift ideas for an 8-year-old, part 2 of 2 - Last week I talked about the gifts we were getting/considering for Edward, who is turning 8 next month. This week it’s Elizabeth’s turn: not “girl gifts,” ...