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Feeling Inspired

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I’m feeling inspired on this lovely Saturday morning!

Good morning everyone!

I am feeling inspired on this Saturday morning, and in a week that has been filled with so much despair, I thought I’d better get all my thoughts down before they go away.

It certainly is not a convenient time for me to be feeling inspired to write a blog post RIGHT NOW, at 7:21 A.M. on a weekend morning.

Various children of mine woke me up at various points of the night, so I’m tired. (But aren’t we always tired?) Read More »

Friendship Parenting Relationships

The Golden Rule

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“Yes, but would you let the Syrian refugees into our country? Yes or no?” I pressed my husband.

“Why are we talking about this again? This is two nights in a row now,” my husband replied.

I wanted to scream. WHAT DO YOU MEAN WHY ARE WE TALKING ABOUT THIS AGAIN?!

This is what’s going on in the world right now. In our country.

It is important, and so we will talk about it. 
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Parenting Problems/Tips

The Gun Problem: So What Now?

The Gun Problem

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After the recent community college shooting in Oregon, I vowed to do something about the issue of guns in this country.

As I’ve sat here trying to figure out what can be done, more and more instances of unnecessary gun violence have made the news.

Recent news articles that have haunted me…

But I think the most troubling fact I’ve come across is this one:

1.5 million children in the U.S. live in a household where guns are kept loaded and unlocked.

Are you kidding me?! That is disturbing and just plain WRONG. Read More »

Parenting

Enough

Enough

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I used to abide by the rule of not really talking about serious political issues either on my blog or on my blog’s Facebook page. 

I have written a handful of posts about charities or causes dear to me and guess what? They remain among the least-read posts in my collection.

Do you know what my most popular posts are? Highlights of The Bachelor and recaps of Real Housewives of Atlanta that explain what “you got read” means.

I get it. Sex sells, so they say. Read More »

Parenting

Getting Political About GUNS

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So last week I read a blog post about Moms Demand Action.

Moms Demand Action works to prevent gun violence by educating the public and advocating for stricter gun laws.

At the end of Sarah’s post there was a list of action steps, one of which was to tweet a gun fact to a member of Congress. I thought this would be an easy way for me to be “get involved,” so I did it. I tweeted the following to New Jersey Senator Cory Booker:
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