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Bald for Breasts | $2,531 Raised!

Written on August 23, 2013 at 9:11 am, by

Megan Goes Bald For Breasts

It’s been a month since I announced that I’m going to shave my head if we can raise $10,000 for Susan G. Komen to honor my grandmother, Michelle Kiekel, who lost her battle with breast cancer in 2006. I thought I’d pop in with a quick update on how we’re … Continue

Let’s Get Serious | Where are the Bee’s Knees?

Written on August 20, 2013 at 1:51 pm, by

Let's Get Serious | Where are the Bee's Knees?

This year, millions of bees have dropped dead. At first glance, you may shrug this off as no big deal… but it so is. Even if you’d never be caught dead in a shirt that reads, “Save the whales,” you should still care about bees. Because most of the stuff … Continue

Race for the Cure

Written on August 14, 2013 at 9:12 am, by

Race for the Cure

Last weekend I ran in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure 5K. My One Little Word this year is FINISH, and my intention for August was FINISH line. And I crossed it! I’ll update more about my One Little Word later, today I’m just going to share a … Continue

Megan Goes Bald for Breasts

Written on July 23, 2013 at 8:46 am, by

Megan Goes Bald For Breasts

Today, on my 26th birthday, I’m kicking off a fundraiser for Susan G. Komen to honor my grandmother, Michelle Kiekel, who lost her battle with breast cancer in 2006. If together we can raise 10,000 by November,

I’m going to shave my head!

Please, for my birthday, donate what you Continue

Easy Donating

Written on May 10, 2013 at 8:48 am, by

Let’s talk about donating. But not in a send-your-money-in-an-envelope, get-calls-several-times-a-month, set-up-a-recurring-credit-card-payment sort of way. It’s about working giving into your lifestyle in ways that are pretty financially painless. It’s great to donate and give directly, but this month I’m going to share about ways that make donating convenient or that … Continue

Let’s Get Serious: Rape Culture

Written on May 3, 2013 at 9:45 am, by


Infographic by Ultra Violet

I don’t have anything brilliant to say on the subject of rape culture. Rape culture is a cultural attitude that normalizes, tolerates, or condones rape. This post is not meant to be an argument over the extent that the United States is a rape culture, but … Continue

End 7

Written on March 19, 2013 at 12:27 pm, by

End 7 | Cause of the Month

Today we want to share with you a charity we’ve recently found and love: END 7, an advocacy campaign launched by Global Network with the goal of ending 7 neglected tropical diseases by the year 2020. Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) are a group of parasitic and bacterial infections that infect … Continue

Happy Election Day!

Written on November 6, 2012 at 11:54 am, by


Happy election day USA folks! Election day at the Nerd Nest is like the Superbowl in normal houses. We’ll be watching the votes roll in all night and will be, in all likelihood, be yelling at the TV in excitement a bit. As I said, like the Superbowl. Except, you … Continue