It's August, so inevitably just about everything, at every turn, is back to school-related. But some of us aren't sending our kids back to school -- we're sending them off to school for the first time. My first-born -- my baby boy who's actually four-years-old and no longer resembles a baby in any way except in my mind -- starts junior kindergarten in less than a month. We are so not ready.
As a mom starting to equip two children for back to school, the shopping process is doubly consuming. That's why I'm starting so early this year. As leader of a World Vision campaign called "End Child Slavery," I can't ignore what I've learned about the role children play in producing many of the items on our store shelves.