About thirdeyemom

P1020132I am a writer, blogger, and social good advocate living in Minneapolis, Minnesota with my husband and two children. A world wanderer at heart, I have been fortunate to have visited over 40 countries and am still wandering. My main blog is at www.thirdeyemom.com, and www.thethirdeyeworld is another blog I curate.

A graduate of French and International Relations from the University of Wisconsin Madison, I have always been a Midwest gal living in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Chicago. I also had the opportunity to live in Paris and Marseille attending the University of Sorbonne and doing an internship with a french company. I love to be outside doing anything athletic (hiking, running, biking, skiing, snowshoeing or simply enjoying nature), to travel and volunteer abroad, to write, and to spend time with my beloved family and friends.

My dream is to teach my children to live compassionately, open-minded lives that understand different cultures and the importance of giving back to those in need. I believe strongly in the value of making a difference in the world, no matter how small it may be. If there is a will, there is a way, and that anything is possible (as long as you set your heart and mind to it!).

I also believe strongly in viewing the world and other cultures with a “third-eye” meaning with an open heart and mind, and always seeking understanding of the world. If you don’t travel through life and the world with a third eye, what will you see or understand?

My latest ventures involve advocating for the UN Foundation Shot@Life (a program that provides vaccines to children in developing countries), and ONE as a ONE Moms Community Partner.  I also am a proud member of Mom Bloggers for Social Good and the Global Team of 200, a group of women bloggers destined to change the world through our voice spreading awareness on issues such as global health, access to safe drinking water and sanitation, food security and education in the developing world. My proudest accomplishment: I have successfully raised money to help build two reading centers in rural Nepal.

I am also an editor of Human Rights and Social Good at World Moms Blog. My work has also been published on Huffington Post – Global MotherhoodElephant Journal , and Broken Light Photography. Besides thirdeyemom, I also have a travel photography blog called thethirdeyeworld.

Please feel free to drop me a line! Comments are always welcome and appreciated!


Email: thirdeyemom@yahoo.com

Twitter: @thirdeyemom


Instagram: @thirdeyemom


  1. Because I loved your posts so much (and hope you do more) I’ve nominated you as a great blogger in “Capture the Color”. Your photos are amazing. Keep it up.

    • Wow, I am so honored! That is very kind of you! I actually just did this challenge on my other blog “Thethirdeyeworld” a few weeks back. If you have a chance, check it out: http://www.thethirdeyeworld.com. Thank you so much for the truly flattering words and encouragement! :) I am so glad that people like you enjoy my blog!

      • Wow I just looked at it and it is AWESOME. I’m new to blogging and mainly doing it for family as I have so overcrowded facebook with photo albums and other stuff. I love the angles you chose and the photos as well. I’m only starting to get really into photography and am considering taking a class on editing. My next post I will be working at will be start in Sept of 2013 and will be in Kathmandu, Nepal so I super love your colors album. Great work. Very awesome.

      • Wow, you are going to Nepal?! How wonderful! What are you going to be doing there? I started blogging because I felt like I was already doing it in a sense once I returned from a trip. I got inspired and decided to give it a whirl. A year and a half later here I am still blogging and almost 500 posts on thirdeyemom! I have loved it as I’ve met so many wonderful friends and have found so many amazing opportunities through it. I also love to read other peoples blogs as well. It is so much fun! :)

      • Same for me as well. I find the more posts i read the more inspired I become. I want to figure out more about adding photos to my blog as that’s what I really started blogging to do. The photos you put up are great and so well done. I don’t want to get too fancy but I love looking at photo blogs and reading about the travels that went with the pictures and I have photo envy.. haha.. when I go to Nepal I will be working at the U.S. embassy.. was an amazing opportunity that I jumped on and so far loving it. Dream job for someone who lives to travel.

    • Why thank you! I would love to accept this but I already have done it before. Thank you so much for thinking of me! I truly appreciate it and congratulations to you as well for receiving the award on your blog! :)

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  3. Jerrold Michaels

    l’m taking my family (total of 12) to Cuba next week. [Dec. 23rd, 2014] My friend Rich Flodd sent me you blog on this country. I think it’s the best I have read or seen in my investigation of this place. Thank you so much for the beautiful pixs and insights into Cuba.

    Jerrold Michaels

    • Wonderful! Lucky you! You will love Cuba! Embrace the live music, the warm air and hospitality of the people. Cuba is one of my favorite places. Very special indeed! Have a wonderful time! :) I’m sure you will!

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