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Ashlee is Mama of one darling boy. A 28 week early bird, now 1 and some change, doing beautifully. She lives near Chicago with her sweetheart husband and French Bulldog. She's a thinker not afraid to get her silly on. Babywearer, veggie queen, photography nut. Before the domestic days Ashlee was pursuing a future in developmental psychology but has happily shifted gears in favor of staying at home and couldn't imagine doing anything else. In her free time (ha!) you can find her whipping up babyslings, holding down the fort at Mama Speaks and spotlighting as an Itsy Bitsy Yoga Instructor.

What are YOU doing this weekend?

I know our weekends are usually our time to unwind. But sometimes it feels just as good to get out there and DO something. This weekend over 65,000 people will be displacing themselves to bring awareness to the crisis in Uganda. And On Sunday we will be attending a rally and candlelight vigil to call for full divestment from the genocide in Darfur.

"Darfur has been embroiled in a deadly conflict for over three years. At least 400,000 people have been killed; more than 2 million innocent civilians have been forced to flee their homes and now live in displaced-persons camps in Sudan or in refugee camps in neighboring Chad; and more than 3.5 million men, women, and children are completely reliant on international aid for survival. Not since the Rwandan genocide of 1994 has the world seen such a calculated campaign of displacement, starvation, rape, and mass slaughter."

I don't tell you this for a pat on the back or to bring acknowledgment to our meager attempts to help, but to encourage you, no to push you into opening your eyes to the atrocities happening while we idly stand by. We disassociate ourselves, but we can't any longer. From AIDS, to starvation to genocide we have ignored the cries of Africa for far to long. Please help us. DO something.


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  • Blogger Adventures In Babywearing says so:
    12:50 PM  

    You know, I've been thinking about these things so much lately- and I love that many people are now getting more involved and giving back with their time, money, awareness, etc. And then we still need to keep it out in the open so more people can become aware. We do have to "do something." Everyone has to have something dear to their heart that they can put a little effort into to make a difference...

    Steph top

  • Blogger tanya@motherwearblog says so:
    2:30 PM  

    Thank you for posting about this! I went to the ONE site and will be doing something soon... top

  • Blogger Heidi says so:
    7:01 PM  

    Things over there just give me an ache in the pit of my stomach. It is truly horrific. I love what The One is doing all over and I pray for an end to so many peoples sufferings.... top