Tag: health care

Halfway Normal: A September Story and How You Can Help

By helen / On September 11, 2017 / In Media Kaleidoscope, Social Good

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September is… For 10 years now, I have written blogs and op-eds beginning with those words and what follows is usually something like this. September is when most children are settling into a new school year, but for some children, those 16,000 who are diagnosed each year with childhood cancer, September is different. They may […]


Keeping Moments and Memories Alive

By helen / On January 1, 2013 / In Social Good

As moms, we’re already wired to do all we can to capture memories. We snap first steps, video school plays, document holidays and generally chase after our kids shouting “smile” until our own cheeks hurt. We do this because early on we learn that children are only children for a very short, fleeting period of […]


Explaining Health Care Insurance and Reform to Children

By helen / On June 6, 2012 / In Social Good

This was first published at Ballooning Nest Eggs. The Affordable Health Care Act affects family finances, but explaining that to kids can be complicated. Here Ballooning Nest Eggs contributor Helen Jonsen explains how to provide simple answers to complicated questions: You might think big concepts such as “affordable health care” and “constitutionality” wouldn’t weigh heavy on little […]