• THE POWER OF KIND

    KIND CAMPAIGN...You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late...Ralph Waldo Emerson...As a child, my father taught me to always come to the aid of the underdog. And that, counterintuitively, you really have to open your eyes and ears to recognize who it is.  As a mother, I've worked hard to instill this virtue in my own children. To raise them so that they would be sensitive enough to spot the child in need of that extra bit of kindness, and strong and confident enough not to deprive them of it, but, rather, to provide it.I've now had the great honor of interviewing four amazing women -- two mother/daughter teams, in fact - who, during our short time together, put my father's advice into perspective in a way that little else in my 45 years (including nearly 20 as a mother) has ever done.
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  • Isabelle's Gift

    When a person doesn't have gratitude, something is missing in his or her humanity. A person can almost be defined by his or her attitude toward gratitude." -Elie Wiesel...The Time: 1942-1945. The Holocaust...The Setting: Czortkow Ghetto, Nazi-occupied Poland (now Ukraine). Attic of the Dobrucki family home...The Main Character:  Isabelle (Isa/Inka) Hauser, a three year-old Jewish girl...The Plot: Isabelle is saved from the Nazis by a poor Catholic family, the Dobruckis, and hidden in their attic the for better part of three years in the midst of the Holocaust...The Twist:This is a true story...Seven decades later I had the privilege of interviewing Isabelle, one of only three Czortkow children - out of roughly 10,000 - who survived the Holocaust. To say I was a bit daunted by the prospect would be a dramatic understatement. Frankly, I was petrified.
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  • Yes, I am happy!

    An interview with America's Newsroom anchor,Martha MacCallum"Yes, I am happy!"...What did you want to be when you grew up?...When I was younger I really thought a lot about having kids and how much I wanted to be a mom.  I was not very career driven as a girl.  When I got to college I wanted to be either a lawyer or an actress.  I like to think in some way I kind of do both everyday…we ask a lot of questions and try to get to the bottom of things…we try to be the devil's advocate and present both sides of the story and at the same time…to be sensitive to the people we are covering in our stories....How did your journey begin?After college I did a couple of years at Circle in the Square in the theatre program in New York..
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  • "Writer"

    “The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and a lightning bug.”-Mark Twain...Exactly the lesson we learn from Lindsey Mead, author of the blog http://www.adesignsovast.com,  in the new morphmom video 'Writer"!  
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  • Meet Aidan

    Please enjoy the most recent post by amazing morphmom Aidan Donnelley Rowley from her blog IVY LEAGUE INSECURITIES..."10 Tricks to Become More Present Parents"... How can we get better at being Here?... In April, I kicked off the Here Year, a yearlong tackling of these important (I think) questions. First, I studied presence through the lens of Home. This month, I chose to tackle Parenthood & Presence and decided this venture had a missing piece and invited the wonderful Lindsey Mead to join me in my thinking. And now May is fading. So here I am, messily wrapping things up with few things I’ve learned this month. Not sure whether they are rules or reminders, tools or tips or tricks or merely half-formed thoughts, but they are something and something I’m happy to share.
    Meet Aidan
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  • New Book!

    Hot off the Press...Morphmom Rachel Cedar has published her very first children's book!...As Rachel explains "After several months of writing, creating & perfecting (and many more years of dreaming!) I'm excited to share the publication of my first children's book "When Mommy Has Our Baby!"... Illustrated by the talented Tara Hannon of "Meant for a Moment", this adorable story is about a little boy who says goodbye to his parents as they leave to the hospital to have their new baby. Unlike other sibling prep books, "When Mommy Has Our Baby" addresses the separation that takes place during this time, introduces easy ways for toddler & parent to stay connected and gives fun ideas to celebrate the new arrival. Most importantly, it addresses all the big feelings your child will be having during this significant time of transition...
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  • Meet The Morphmoms

    MEET THE MORPHMOMS... Morphmom now has an official blog on the Huffington Post!  I will feature stories of moms that I have interviewed with the hopes of bringing the morphmom movement to a much broader audience!...        Please enjoy the following excerpt from a recent post: Starring our very own Lisa McNamara!... It is 6:57 a.m. The school bus leaves in seven minutes (and the bus stop is a five minute drive). On my way out the door, a pile of mail, untouched for three days, catches my eye. As I wait for my son to come barreling down the stairs in his inimitable way, half-dressed and hollering that we're going to miss the bus, I begin to flip through the local newsmagazine. With half my brain, I register something about a mom and her foundation and make a note-to-self to circle back to it when...
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  • keeping up with the minimorphs

    MEET ASHLEY...Originally I didn’t really know what a morphmom was and what defines someone as a “morphmom”. I quickly learned after one day of watching Mrs. Smith. As we sit in her kitchen she is instructing us on the ins and outs of morphmom; she is simultaneously getting the kids ready for school, going over all three of the kid’s schedules, and taming their two dogs.    I guess you could describe it as organized chaos because somehow with all the different jobs and responsibilities Mrs. Smith is able to make the house run with as few bumps as possible... The mini morphs are diving right into morphmom.  The morphmom office (kitchen) has been busy with all types of projects such as blogging for the Huffington Post.
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  • "Ending Up"

    "ENDING UP"...is NOW AVAILABLE on line!...An amazing new short film from our very own morphmoms, Paige Morrow Kimball and Kathleen Keagy!...For the first time you can watch the full 15-minute short...Go to the website and click Watch Short Film – Available Now!-It’s only .99¢ - less than a cup of coffee.Please share the link with your friends!...www.endingup.com...Hope you have a few laughs!
    "Ending Up"
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  • keeping up with the minimorphs

    Meet the Minimorphs!...A quick introduction to the newest addition to the morphmom team!...Meet Caroline, Abbie, Ashley and Lexi…high school seniors who could not imagine a more exciting way to spend their final months of high school then at the morphmom headquarters-my kitchen!You will be hearing a great deal from the girls in the next coming weeks and, if I have my way, months…from their interviews to their blog posts-please read what they are learning each and every day from our amazing morphmoms!Here are our photos from the first day of work..so far everyone is smiling!Be sure to follow our morphmom blog on the Huffington post,  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kathleensmith/, and if anyone is interested in an interview they are willing to travel..
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