A Letter to My Children: #MeToo and #NeverYou 2
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An Open Letter to My Children: #MeToo and #NeverYou

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Please follow and like us:An Open Letter to My Children: #MeToo and #NeverYou As I joined the rally cry #MeToo… I dreaded all the ways I allowed creeps, losers, weirdos, and perverts – to somehow define me. Instead of rage of electric femininity or pride in everything I know to be true of me, I slunk away or laughed like it was somehow okay. The fine line is easily blurred by a media powerhouse that tends to the atrocities on Wednesday morning, …

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An open letter to my children: You're not that great 1
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An open letter to my children: You’re not that great

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You’re funny. And talented. But as I sit in this dance recital I am holding a foster baby that is in our home for the weekend and I am witnessing an American atrocity that I want you to remember.

And it is not a drug addicted baby.

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20 Truths for My Children in 2020

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20 Truths for My Children in 2020 There were 20 truths I wanted to tell my children in 2020.  And while I promised to make it a habit to tell them every single one, the proposal changed at 8:45 pm, on December 31st, 2019. As the world boasted promises, hopes, and dreams, my babies were dealt a heavy blow.  One that would make the passing of 2019 all too memorable. And the 20 Truths seem more important, more clear than …

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Help!  My Kid has Learning Disabilities!

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Help!  My Kid has Learning Disabilities! The first note home from our 7-year-old, Sam’s teacher made my stomach flip flop. I am old.   For those of you who don’t know me, Sam is the first in our second “batch.”  We have four biological children. Maggie is 24, John is 21, Luke is 19, and Sophie is 16.  We started all over, 7 years ago with foster care and adoption. Now we have two little boys, Sam and Charlie, aka, …

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Hocus Focus:  Lies I Told Myself and Why Christians CAN do Yoga

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Hocus Focus:  Lies I Told Myself and Why Christians CAN do Yoga We went for a walk in the woods. Our youngest turned 5 on Sunday. He is a funny guy.  Birthdays for my two youngest sons, both adopted, are always a little… backwards for me.  I didn’t meet Charlie until he was three months old.  The next two years of his life were a roller coaster of what-ifs and uncertainties.  His birthday mystifies me.  I wish I had known, …

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Dear Spelling List: the Myth, the Legend, the Beast

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Dear Spelling List: the Myth, the Legend, the Beast There you are.  Truly, you never change, you with your pious phonetical rubbish, except when you throw out some random silent P. What is that? I imagine if you were to answer me, you would give some easy response.  But I know you so well.  I have known you since 1976. Spelling List, you have the ego of a prizefighter. Your one, two punch? Another silent letter.  And you knock out …

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