Published on Tuesday, March 5, 2013 by Caryn Bailey
One of the very first things to come out of my childrens' mouths each morning is "I'm HUNGRY!" Some days, I can hold them off until I take a shower...most days that isn't the case. We tend to eat early each evening to ensure our children go to bed with enough time to sleep 9-10 hours, which means by the time they wake up, they really are in a semi-starvation situati... Read More »
Published on Friday, December 28, 2012 by Caryn Bailey
After a week of spending quality family time, I'm sitting here with my husband and two children feeling incredibly blessed. This Christmas was relatively quiet, and much of the time was spent enjoying the things we love. I cooked up some gourmet dishes while the kids played and built to their heart's content. We caught up on some movies we'd been wanting to see an... Read More »
Published on Thursday, November 8, 2012 by Caryn Bailey
The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others ~ Mahatma Gandhi
Almost as soon as we put away the Halloween costumes, my children instinctively know that Christmas isn't far behind. Perhaps it's the stores that start displaying holiday decorations or the commercials on television announcing the latest must-have toys. Regardless, I already ... Read More »
Published on Thursday, October 25, 2012 by Caryn Bailey
I live in Orange County, California, an area rich in history, culture, food and the arts. Known for it's affluence, beautiful beaches, luxury shopping, and exciting amusement parks, Orange County has become a popular tourist destination and a highly sought after place to reside.
615,000 individuals at risk of hunger every month (One in FIVE)
Over 50% of thos... Read More »
Published on Friday, October 5, 2012 by Caryn Bailey
Fact: 1 out of 6 Americans struggle with hunger.
Fact: 1 in 5 children in the U.S. struggle with hunger.
Our nation's hunger problem is daunting...the figures astounding. Compounding the issue is the harsh reality of a nation trying to recover from the worst drought in over five decades and the lingering effects of high unemployment rates. With limited f... Read More »
Published on Wednesday, October 3, 2012 by Caryn Bailey
At around 6ish each morning, my internal clock signals that it's time to get up and start our day. Having a school-aged child means that mornings can be quite hectic trying to get everyone dressed, fed, and out of the house on time. While we're getting better at figuring out how much time our children need in the morning, it's been a bit of a struggle. Some days, my s... Read More »
Published on Thursday, July 12, 2012 by Caryn Bailey
School is out ,which means a summer filled with play, togetherness, and memory making. But while we've been making the most of the summer, hoping the new school year doesn't approach too quickly, there are children who can't enjoy their vacation away from school because they are hungry. In fact, this time of year is critical for children without a a regular, secure ... Read More »
Published on Friday, December 2, 2011 by Caryn Bailey
As we approach the holidays, our family's focus shifts towards togetherness, tradition, food, and gift-giving. Every place I visit offers visual reminders of the holiday season. For those living in insecure households, this might be one of the most difficult times of the year, particularly because there is such an emphasis on food and "things."
This year, I'm findi... Read More »
Published on Wednesday, November 9, 2011 by Caryn Bailey
Of late, we've been talking about the topic of child hunger in America. It actually seems appropriate, particularly around this time of year when the holidays are very much focused on food. Come learn about how prevalent the issue is right here in our communities, what organizations like ConAgra Foods, Feeding America, and Schools Fight Hunger are doing to make a ... Read More »
Published on Tuesday, November 8, 2011 by Caryn Bailey
This giveaway is now closed. Thanks for stopping by. The winners are Jennifer Marie and Janice Cooper. Congrats!
For the past few months, I along with a team of bloggers have partnered to raise awareness about the growing problem of child hunger in our country. One in five American children do not know where their next meal will come from, and living in a country with... Read More »
Published on Sunday, October 30, 2011 by Caryn Bailey
Over the past year, I've become increasingly attune to the hunger problem that our nation is facing. In a country with such affluence, it pains me to know that every single day, 1 in 6 Americans face hunger. Do you know 6 people? I do...and if I do the math correctly, that means someone I know right now is at risk for or already facing hunger....even if it's not o... Read More »
Published on Monday, September 19, 2011 by Caryn Bailey
We're knee-deep in the school season and as expected, many families are working through new schedules, after school activities, and homework. But some families, have their thoughts and efforts focused on a different issue...an issue many of us probably don't think about.
17 million. That is the number of children at risk of hunger in the US according to the USDA.... Read More »
Published on Wednesday, March 30, 2011 by Caryn Bailey
We wake up in the morning, shower and get dressed, go downstairs to eat breakfast and begin our day's activities. It's so routine...so basic...for most of us anyway.
There is a need...a nationwide need for children to receive the nutrition they need to grow and thrive. 17.2 million children in the US don't know where their next meal is going to come from. I can... Read More »
Published on Thursday, March 17, 2011 by Caryn Bailey
When I think about poverty...starvation...need...I think about other countries...impoverished countries. I don't look at our affluent society and think it possible that 17.2 million children living in the US don’t know when or where their next meal is coming from. But these are the facts and despite the tragedy that is occurring in nations like Libya and Japan, ... Read More »