Action 2013 Diaries

Action 2013 – We Are What We Do!

Action 2013 Diaries

Action Diaries to Change The World

A big THANK YOU To Nicky from We Are What We Do for sending me two 2013 Action Diaries! I absolutely love their stationary and the meaningful ‘actions’ behind the organization. The lovely messages that are printed through out the book are fantastic ideas to share with your children!

We Are What We Do, the not-for-profit company behind the
best-selling book Change the World for a Fiver, and the I’m
Not a Plastic Bag Shopper, is releasing a new revolutionary
diary range.

Chunky, durable and available in six punchy colours, the diaries suggest an Action to do each week
– ideas to inspire the uninspired and get people thinking, talking, growing, cooking and generally
doing more.

From “Bake something for a friend” to “Do something you think you can’t do”, “Grow something
and eat it” to “Recycling your books”, these diaries are full of bright ideas.

A perfect stocking filler, the 2013 diaries are week-per-view with a page for notes each week,
plus a ribbon to mark your place.

They are the latest addition to the Action Stationery range which also includes lined Action
Notebooks (in three different sizes), pencils and bookmarks.

The stationery range is printed on FSC paper, is shipped (not flown) from their responsible printers
in Singapore and all profits go the We Are What We Do Charitable Foundation, funding school and
community education projects. So just by purchasing one you’re already doing a little bit of good.

These colourful, quirky creations are available from and a selection of
international retailers, including Waterstones, Paperchase and Anthropologie.

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"Lima Goes to Machu Picchu"

Little Snail Children’s Books

“Lima Goes to Machu Picchu”

If there is anything I want to teach my son, it is that we must support local artists, to continuously exercise our curiosity and last but not least, educate one another on things that truly matter in the world today.

The world is filled with so many treasures, and Little Snail Children’s Books captures this in their series which is “Dedicated to unraveling the Genius of Children”. Printed in the USA with soy inks and produced in any way environmentally responsible, this series will entice a non-traditional but comforting way of engaging with your children.

I am really excited about the Little Snail Series because it is current to things that matter today. When I was little, books were written in relevancy for the times but things have happened, and so therefore the literature and education for our children must shift as well.

“Fez Runs Away to the Sahara Desert”
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Photos: Little Snails Series

Arieson & Andrea!

A is for Arieson: A battle with Neuroblastoma

Arieson & Andrea!

Privileged to be a member of the elite Ladies Lotto network, I have come across some of the most amazing Woman ever – from entrepreneurs, activists, artists and entertainers (to say the least). I continuously find myself inspired to do great, greater and the greatest things possible.

Not too long ago, I connected with one of these lovely ladies via Instagram (Andrea Nina @darlingchuck) because hey, I enjoy looking at her photos! Little did I know that just like thousands of parents, she was a Mother to a gorgeous baby boy named Arieson – who fell victim to Neuroblastoma (the most common solid cancer in childhood).

Somewhere, flooded in my email was a touching story – Arie’s Book, which she had shared with the group. I was in tears and a huge part of me was so angry seeing as Cancer has been a prominent disease in my family. How could this email be overlooked? I am touched.

The purpose of this post is to encourage you all to stop what you’re doing for one minute – just one minute. Many people stop for 5 minutes to go on a smoke break or make a coffee in the morning. I’m only asking you to stop for one minute – think about all of the children in your life who have made you laugh, smile, giggle, frustrated, worried and so on. Now, think about never being able to feel that again. The thought devastates me.

I am asking that you please make a donation in Arieson’s name to Band of Parents. Whether it be $5 or $50 – a little will still go a long way. Little steps count toward doing great things – so why not start now?

Some shocking facts via Band of Parents, an organization dedicated to raising awareness on Neuroblastoma:

– Each school day, 46 children are diagnosed with cancer.
– Although the 5 year survival rate is steadily increasing, one quarter of children will die 5 years from the time of diagnosis.
– One in 330 children will develop cancer by age 20.
– Cancer accounts for the greatest number of disease deaths of children in the United States and kills more children per year than cystic fibrosis, muscular dystrophy, asthma and AIDS combined.

For more information about Neuoblasoma, please visit Band of Parents.