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Kristin Van Ogtrop

'Global Brotherhood' And Raising The Next Generation Of Givers

Kristin van Ogtrop | Posted 05.15.2016 | Parents
Kristin van Ogtrop

It is one thing for my children to read the news about Nepal, Syria, Liberia and Baltimore. It is another thing entirely for them to understand that they are part of one Brotherhood. To feel the connection that leads to action.

We Are All Ordinary, And We Are All Superheroes

Kristin van Ogtrop | Posted 05.05.2014 | Parents
Kristin van Ogtrop

Like most women worldwide, I have a very ordinary mom. She is not famous, she is not spectacularly rich, she has never invented anything that she had to patent, and she's never saved anyone's life by performing emergency CPR or the Heimlich maneuver. So yes, she was ordinary. And yet she was -- and is, at the age of 73 -- a superhero.

Can Career Women Be Successful Mothers?

Kristin van Ogtrop | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kristin van Ogtrop

I seem to have experienced a role (model) reversal: after working for women I thought--in my naiveté and lack of experience--were "bad" mothers, I've turned into exactly the sort of mother I said I would never be.