Thursday, July 23, 2009 -- Francesca Olivieri

I have reached a milestone. My nine-, seven- and four-year-old children can all ride bikes now. Yay! Such freedom. It opens the door for all kinds of new family adventures. Plus, I recently was reminded how fond I am of riding a bike.

Planting Seeds Blog: Volunteering

Friday, June 26, 2009 -- Francesca Olivieri

I am embarrassed to say that I think about volunteering more than I actually volunteer. Good intentions, bad execution. I seem to always have excuses, perhaps legit, but still excuses. No time, too busy. And then there is the issue of getting started. What should I do? How much time is it going to take? Will it really make a difference?