Kelly Wickham

Kelly Wickham is the author and editor of Mocha Momma, a lifestyle blog dedicated to authentic journal writing, special projects, and her great passion for education. She also covers topics as diverse as discussions on race and creating and executing life list goals. She has worked as a classroom teacher and an educational consultant and enjoys speaking engagements that stir people to action. Kelly was born in Chicago and is the mother of four children ages 17-26.

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Living Below the Line: Day 4 Recap

Living Below the Line: Day 4 Recap

ONE Mom blogger Kelly Wickham of Mocha Momma, will be sharing her experience with Live Below the Line day-by-day. Read the original article here.  There’s no video recap tonight because I’m ridiculously tired and it occurred to me that I’ve been trying to post twice a day here and I wrote two pieces for......
Living Below the Line: Day 4

Living Below the Line: Day 4

ONE Mom blogger Kelly Wickham of Mocha Momma, will be sharing her experience with Live Below the Line all week. Read about her experience on Day 4 and check back for her experience with Day 5 tomorrow.She writes on the changes of her cooking regiment: "everyone who knows me, and even some of you who don’t, knows that when i...
Living Below the Line: Day 3

Living Below the Line: Day 3

ONE Mom blogger Kelly Wickham of Mocha Momma, will be sharing her experience with Live Below the Line all week. Read about her experience on Day 3 and check back for her experience with Day 4. Read the original article here.   This afternoon I was able to hop on a phone call with the Second Lady of the United States ......
Living Below the Line: Day 2

Living Below the Line: Day 2

No matter how much I've planned for this, it still gets changed daily. Last night, for instance, I thought we would be eating the quinoa but since I hadn't had enough protein for the day we decided on a different dish. The Cuban not only prepared it for me, but he ate it himself and didn't have anything in front of me that I ...
Living Below the Line: Day 1

Living Below the Line: Day 1

ONEMom blogger Mocha Momma shares her journey of spreading awareness of worldwide hunger by vowing to live on $1.50 a day for meals. To do this required a lot of planning, visiting a grocery store she rarely visits and plucking things from the garden. Her meals today will include ramen from Aldi's that she bought for $1.69 fo...
Universal Languages

Universal Languages

It seems that I can’t stop talking about Ethiopia. Maybe that was the plan all along. Maybe the thing about allowing this kind of travel to change a person has manifested itself in an ALL ETHIOPIA ALL THE TIME theme with me. Whatever it is, I am going with it. On our travels we got…...
The Power of Ethiopian Women

The Power of Ethiopian Women

Photo credit to ONE/Karen Walrond Every day since I’ve come home from Ethiopia feels a little bit like a version of Come Over & See My Slideshow. Back in the 70s when we were kids we visited the homes of our friends after they went to see the Grand Canyon or on a tour of…...
Our Visit to Mary Joy

Our Visit to Mary Joy

Photo Credit: Karen Walrond, chookooloonks.com The best way to explain how I’m going to dissect my trip to Ethiopia is to say that I have to write to understand things. I filled an entire journal on my visit with thoughts and facts about what we were learning and seeing, but there’s so much life and…...

Soul-Pulling Dancing in Ethiopia

ONE Mom Blogger Kelly Wickham traveled to Ethiopia with ONE last week. This piece, originally published on Mocha Momma, is part of our ongoing coverage of the trip. For once, I’m grateful that the SoundCloud failed me because I couldn’t make it through one long enough to speak clearly without incoherent babbling from Ethi......
Africa Journal: FashionABLE

Africa Journal: FashionABLE

ONE Mom Blogger Kelly Wickham is traveling in Ethiopia with ONE this week. This piece, originally published on Mocha Momma, is part of our ongoing coverage of the trip. The factory we visited was in the heart of Addis Ababa (which everyone shortens to just one word, Addis) and employs women whose live are transformed.…...

Morning call to prayer

ONE Mom Blogger Kelly Wickham is traveling in Ethiopia with ONE this week. This piece, originally published on Mocha Momma, is part of our ongoing coverage of the trip. At Mary Joy on my first day, we were treated to a Coffee Ceremony and some dancing. More on the dancing later. But, in anticipation of…...