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Mothers Acting Up

As a mother, I'm always thinking of ways that I can create a better future for my kids. I look to other parents for ideas and as role models. One source that I have loved over the years has been the Mothers Acting Up calendar. Although we mentioned it in the December issue of Delicious Living, I have to mention it again here, because I think it's such a wonderful calendar and resource. Each week of the calendar highlights an activist who is working to make the world a better place for children. It follows women from Africa to Iraq to Afghanistan to the United States. It documents people working to create a better future for kids in relation to world peace, education, health and the environment. This year's calendar honors the likes of the late Dame Anita Roddick, founder of The Body Shop, but also Children on the Edge, formed to help children in need in Eastern Europe and Asia. But one woman who caught my attention is Tiffany Bellah, a mother and "chemical-free gardener, composter, organic cook and nature-loving hiker." The calendar outlines how as a Master Composter she "teaches others the value of backyard composting and responsible waste management." It's people like Tiffany, who at a grassroots level are working to help educate others and create a better world for our children. She is the type of person who inspires me and keeps me hopeful that we can all make a difference. You can find Tiffany in the Mothers Acting Up calendar or at her blog "barefootinadventures."

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