Why do my son or daughter not understand what I am trying to do sometimes, that I want them to be happy, that I want everything for them and the best for them? That sentence is the best example I can think of as to why communication breaks down between parents and children, between couples, … More Real Communication- Listen Don’t Speak
The youth vote in this midterm election had a profound impact, going a long way to rejecting negative, power hungry GOP politicians focused on a divisive, hateful message. It made me think hard, about the issues that the two young adults in my family (18 yo & 23 yo) are most focused on and what … More Young People Vote-Voices for Health and Healing
Pennsylvania is a landlocked state but we had our own little blue wave this voting cycle and I can honestly say I am so proud as a parent that my young son, and for the first time my daughter, were part of that. There is no feeling to compare with seeing your children vote, knowing … More This Family Voted Blue!
Up and down the ballot, every race federal state and local. Protect our Democracy and basic freedoms and vote Democrat.
It’s not too hard. Follow the link included here to find out which candidates believe in a woman’s right to make health care decisions regarding her own body. At NARAL https://www.prochoiceamerica.org/elections/endorsements-2/ And if you want to know which candidates in your area are committed to sensible gun legislation that will create safer communities and schools … More Be an Educated Voter
It’s important, it matters. We need to vote out lying, self-serving, politicians like Marsha Blackburn who has taken over $1.3 million in NRA funding, refused to support gun control legislation, then turned around and given her “thoughts and prayers” to families and victims of mass shootings. And vote against idiot politicians and extremists like Doug … More VOTE- #voteprochoice #voteGunControl
There are a few times in my life when I have said “When I grow up I want to be (insert bad..s woman here)”. I find myself in that position again. Nancy Pelosi is what a leader looks like, and after hearing her vow to “punch out” Donald Trump I am inspired that is what … More When I grow up-
In my September 3rd post I began my discussion of caring, and why it’s so critical. Clarify, not the caring too much about what other people think, or changing yourself as a result to please others. But acknowledging how others feel, drawing on one’s own strong feelings of sympathy and dare I say empathy, as … More We Need to Feel Things, Good and Bad, For Our Health and Others
In between my musings on parenthood and other related topics I want to take a moment to recognize that we are in the middle of this years celebration of banned book-week. Books unite people, they open minds, they reach across time and teller to weave a fabric of shared human existence, both the triumphs and … More Banned Book Week 2022
I have been told my whole life “You care too much, it’s no big deal, don’t get so worked up, just relax and take things in stride”. Well I call BS! That’s right, my ability to care doesn’t make me weak, it doesn’t bring me down. On the contrary, it’s my freaking super power. I … More I don’t care too much . . maybe you care too little.