Three! Three parts that have nothing to do with each other! Why, you ask? Because I can!
Part One: Flashback to 4.5 years ago ...
I was diagnosed with AMA on the phone with the OB/GYN's receptionist.
She said, "I see you've been diagnosed with AMA."
I said, "What's that?!" (panic panic)
"Advanced maternal age."
I hung up and was thinking, "Really? You can diagnose that yourself? What did you use, a calculator?"
Part Two: Food pantries
I used to buy an extra item or two at Trader Joe's and have Boo put it in the food pantry bin. But in these tougher economic times, giving money directly to larger organizations makes the dollars stretch. Please consider donating through the Aidmatrix site. You can choose a food bank near you (I just scrolled through and saw Seattle, Boston, Northern Illinois, Baton Rouge, etc. etc.).
My very very large corporate employer uses this site for their internal company donation efforts. It's definitely a real organization.
Part Three: Trying to organize for the school year
For both organizational tips and packing lunch tips, try Cindy's Porch! Scroll down to the "Goal #1 for August" section.